Jurassic World may have only been in cinemas for a week but this film has already smashed records and become a total box-office blockbuster.
The domestic figures for this weekend's release was $204,600,000, with foreign cinemas taking an incredible $307,200,000 meaning it is the first time in history that a film has grossed more than $500 million in one weekend.
Jurassic World was expected to do well as it has been 14 years since the last Jurassic film was in cinemas and a long 22 years since Jurassic Park began. The director promised a treat for fans and it seems he really has delivered, judging from the vast numbers and positive feedback from fans.
In an interview with MTV, Director Colin Trevorrow spoke openly about being a Jurassic fan himself and creating something that the fans would love:
“I’ve been very in tune with the ’Jurassic Park’ fan community and it’s a big one and they care deeply.” He went on to say how he added ''little, subtle things'' for die-hard fans.
Take a look at what everyone is talking about, here is the trailer:
Previous figures this year have seen Furious 7 and Avengers: Age of Ultron having the highest takings of the year so far, with Furious 7 making a massive $1,510,783,000 and Avengers: Age Of Ultron following closely behind with $1,354,943,000. With an opening like Jurassic World has had, it looks like it's about to take over. The film is only $2.8 million shy of beating The Avengers for the domestic record.
Jurassic World has been released half way through this year and in December Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens will come storming into cinemas. Jurassic World is holding its ground to be the top grossing film for 2015 but with the next Star Wars on the way, who knows which way the tide will turn.