'Jurassic World' Takes a Huge Bite Out of the Box Office, Sets World Record

The movie made over half a billion dollars in its opening weekend, no big deal.

'Jurassic World' Takes a Huge Bite Out of the Box Office, Sets World Record
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Forget velociraptors and T-Rexes, Jurassic World was the true beast this weekend. At least, at the box office.

The Jurassic Park sequel crushed industry predictions, bringing in a record $511.8 million globally. That makes Jurassic World the first movie ever to rake in over half a billion dollars in its opening weekend. You can buy a whole lot of dinosaur food with that kind of moola (you know, if the dinos weren’t so busy eating humans).

Domestically, Jurassic World made $204.6 million, which puts it just shy of The Avengers’ record $207.4 million. These estimates are as of midday Sunday, so there’s a chance that Chris Pratt and his gang of raptors could still beat Iron Man and the rest of the gang when the final tallies are calculated.

'Jurassic World' Takes a Huge Bite Out of the Box Office, Sets World Record

Jurassic World also marks Chris Pratt’s third box office mega-hit, after Guardians of the Galaxy and The Lego Movie. That makes Pratt one of the hottest actors in Hollywood, so it’ll be interesting to see what kind of projects he choose to do next (after The Magnificent Seven and Guardians of the Galaxy 2).

Did you see Jurassic World this weekend? What did you think? Hit the comments with your thoughts!

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