Against all expectations, Jurassic World doubled the original estimates and arrived at a record breaking $204.6 million debut in the U.S. Globally the film earned a total of $511.6 million. After two decades since the first Jurassic Park hits theaters, movie-goers proved that dinosaurs can still dominate the big screen against all the superhero movies that are popping up left and right.
The massive numbers along with positive reviews from major critics have ensured the success of this film throughout the following weeks to come. Word of mouth can raise the earnings a lot more. Jurassic World beats the weekend launch of Marvel's sequel Avengers: Age of Ultron, gaining the number 2 spot in the biggest domestic opening of all time next to the first Avengers movie. It also bested Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows - Part 2 in its global earnings, becoming the first to achieve $500 million in one weekend, compared to Deathly Hollows’ $482 million.
China led overseas earning the film $100.8 million, U.K and Ireland follows at $29.6 million, Mexico comes next with $16.2 million, South Korea with $14.4 million, France nets the movie $12.5 million, Australia with $12.1 million, Germany and Russia has $11 million and $9.4 respectively.
No news have recently come up about a Jurassic World sequel, not even the filming location has been announced yet. But its male lead Chris Pratt has confirmed that he has signed on for more Jurassic World films. Pratt earned his star status after his performance in Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy. Now he is one of the most sought out leading man of Hollywood. And with the success of this film, he has no doubt secured his place in the upcoming films to come.
Combined with the ticket sales of other movies like Furious 7, Fifty Shades of Grey, and Pitch Perfect, 2015 turns out to be a profitable year for Universal Pictures. With the premiere of Jurassic World, the studio leaves behind Warner Bros. and Disney to claim the top spot, earning more than $1 billion in sales worldwide.
Directed by Colin Trevorrow and produced by Stephen Spielberg, Jurassic World tells us a story set 22 years after the first film. Jurassic World is now open for tourists and business is booming. But after a genetically engineered dinosaur gets loose on the island, park manager Beth (Bryce Dallas Howard) enlists the help of Owen (Chris Pratt) to stop the dinosaur from wreaking havoc on the visitors and to find her two nephews who have come to visit. Filming location is set in parts of Hawaii and Louisiana. If you haven't seen it yet, catch it on theaters near you.
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