Yesterday, we reported that Jurassic World easily took the top spot at the box office, with an estimated tally of $204.6 million. This put it just shy of the opening weekend box office record set by Marvel's The Avengers with $207.4 million in 2012. Today, Deadline reports that the actual figures have come in, with Jurassic World earning a higher-than-estimated $208.8 million to secure the all-time record for highest domestic opening weekend.
We also reported yesterday that Jurassic World became the first movie in history to earn over $500 million worldwide in one weekend, with its international gross of $307.2 million falling just shy of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2's international opening weekend record of $314 million. Today's final figures also reveal that Jurassic World ended up breaking this record as well, earning $315.3 million in 66 global markets, for a record-breaking worldwide tally of $524.1 million. With this massive opening weekend in the books, Jurassic World will almost surely break yet another record by becoming the fastest movie to reach $1 billion worldwide. Another Universal Pictures movie, Furious 7, secured that record in April by reaching the milestone in just 17 days, surpassing Marvel's The Avengers, Avatar and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2, which took 19 days to reach $1 billion.
The Jurassic World box office performance also helped Universal Pictures set more box office records, as the fastest studio to reach $3 billion worldwide, passing 20th Century Fox, which surpassed $3 billion on June 30, 2010. The studio also became the fastest to reach $1 billion domestically, passing Paramount's milestone reached on June 22, 2008. April's Furious 7 was the studio's first movie ever to cross $1 billion worldwide during its initial theatrical run, and it surely won't take long for Jurassic World to join Furious 7. What do you think about Jurassic World breaking Marvel's The Avengers' opening weekend box office records?