As expected, Jurassic World ate the global box office like a monster. In its very opening weekend, the reboot of the classic Jurassic Park has swept away the box office with a record. It is the first film to gross more than $500m world-wide in a single weekend.
Jurassic World made a whooping $204.6m (£131.4m) in the US, according to the firm Exhibitor Relations.
Jurassic World starring Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Irrfan Khan, B. D. Wong and Nick Robinson has become the first film from the Jurassic Park series to take more than $500m at the box office on its opening weekend! It collected $100m in China and $29.6m (£19m) in the UK and Ireland as part of the record global total of $511.8m.
Now this comes as the second highest grossing opening weekend for Universal Pictures in the US. The record is held by Marvel's The Avengers, which collected $207.4m in 2012!
Jeff Bock, a box office analyst with Exhibitor Relations, told Variety, "People should call dinosaurs the original superheroes. They are just as big as Iron Man or Superman or Batman right now."
Jurassic World which is the forth installment from Jurassic Park series hit theaters on June 11th and in it's opening weekend, the movie which was co-produced by Steven Spielberg, who directed the first two films in the series, and directed by Colin Trevorrow, shattered the box office worldwide.
Jurassic Park which released in 1993 collected $1bn globally. The sequel, The Lost World: Jurassic Park released four years later, and Jurassic Park III released in 2001.
However, the 4th installment which released nearly a decade later shows that dinosaurs are the rulers of box office.