Not only did Jurassic World break the bank at the domestic box office this weekend with a whopping $204.6 million, but the massive dinosaur sequel set a new record for a worldwide opening weekend, taking in $511.8 million globally. Jurassic World has become the first movie in history to make over $500 million in one weekend. Director Colin Trevorrow's sequel took in $307.2 million in international territories over the weekend.
Jurassic World fell just short of Marvel's The Avengers' domestic opening weekend record of $207.4 million, and its $307.2 million international haul was the second biggest all time, behind Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2's $314 million. Most industry analysts had predicted Jurassic World would earn between $220 to $260 million internationally, and between $120 million and $150 million domestically, but the big-budget adventure managed to shatter those expectations. With the biggest global opening weekend of all time under its belt, the blockbuster will most likely cross $1 billion in record time, breaking the record set by another Universal Pictures hit, Furious 7, which crossed the $1 billion mark in just 17 days. It should be noted also that today's numbers are only the estimates, and it's possible that Jurassic World could end up breaking Marvel's The Avengers' opening weekend record when the final figures are released tomorrow.
Nearly a third of Jurassic World's international take came from China, where it earned a whopping $100.8 million in the first five days, since it opened two days early on June 10. The action-adventure was the #1 movie in all 66 international markets it opened in, with an incredible 70% market share around the globe. Jurassic World also set another record with $44.1 million coming from IMAX screenings, in 806 theaters worldwide, shattering the record previously held by Iron Man 3, which opened with $28.8 million in IMAX screenings back in the summer of 2013. Jurassic World could have a serious shot at breaking Avatar's domestic ($760.5 million) and global ($2.7 billion) box office records, depending on how long it stays in theaters for. Do you think Jurassic World has a shot at these records?