Jurassic World Officially Breaks Record For Biggest Opening Ever
Jurassic World has officially broken the record for the biggest opening ever, having grossed $208.8 million domestically in ticket sales. That was enough for the movie to surpass the 2012 opening of The Avengers, which had a total haul of $207.4 million. But that wasn’t the only record the film broke this past weekend. Jurassic World also grossed $315.3 million internationally, more than enough to take the crown from Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows, Part 2, which grossed $314 million. With worldwide tickets sales of a combined $524.1 million, Jurassic World’s opening has become the highest-grossing ever.
Even before the final numbers were in and it was clear that Jurassic World was a mega-hit, the film’s star Chris Pratt thanked fans of Facebook. He wrote, “On behalf of everyone involved in the making of #JurassicWorld, and believe me there are thousands of us, I want to say thank you.” Pratt added, “We are incredibly blessed and overcome with joy at the outcome of the movie and couldn’t be more appreciative for the amazing support you’ve shown so far.”
Naturally, Pratt is already signed on for a sequel. He even joked, “They have me for I think 38 movies or something.”
Of course, maybe Gossip Cop is being too logical about this, but how many more times are the dinosaurs going to escape before visitors stop coming to Jurassic World? With more than a half-billion dollars in tickets sales already, we suspect the filmmakers will find some way to entice more visitors to the theme-park before another mishap sends kids and parents alike running for their lives.