World smashes global record - 15th June 2015
World, the fourth film in the series that began with
Jurassic Park, has gobbled up the competition to score
the biggest worldwide box office opening weekend ever.
pulled in US $511m globally as it opened in cinemas,
according to box office tracker Exhibitor Relations
- eclipsing Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows:
Part 2 (US $483m in 2011).
unprecedented haul for the blockbuster, which has
had largely good, if not sparkling reviews, was boosted
by the $100m earned in China alone and it topped the
box office in 66 countries.
North America, the film made US $204.6m, just short
of the record for an opening weekend in the region,
held by Marvel's The Avengers (US $207m in 2012).
by Steven Spielberg, who directed the first two of
the four films, Jurassic World returns to the island
theme park where scientists first revived T-Rex and
other dinosaurs for paying customers over 20 years
Dergarabedian, a media analyst, said the film benefited
from something of 'a perfect box-office storm'.
legacy, pedigree: Three things that can make a newly
updated franchise a monster,' he said.
are many reasons Jurassic World is eating box office
records like a hungry Indominus Rex: the original
Jurassic Park was the second coming of Jaws and was
for many the film that defined in the psyche their
personal definition of the summer movie experience.
the time 1993's Jurassic Park was released it was
the first film to ever open with over $50m and as
such was seen and loved by a massive audience that
were at once repelled and thrilled by its science-run-amok
premise, its homage to the dinosaurs that everyone
grew up learning about and were intrigued by.
not least of all, the collective movie theatre popcorn
experience that the iconic superstar director Steven