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'Jurassic World' Shatters Records With $511.8 Million Opening Weekend

06/16/2015
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(Radio.com) Jurassic World promised to go bigger than it's predecessors, and in one area it certainly succeeded--the box office. Jurassic World--fourth in the Jurassic series--just scored a walloping $511.8 million in its first weekend, making it the highest global opener of all time.

Domestically, the film swallowed up $204.6 million, no mean feat in itself. That number places it second behind The Avengers for highest domestic opening.

It was a perfect storm: 90's nostalgia, incredible CGI, avid Chris Pratt fans, jacked up 3D prices, and a hint of Spielberg magic took the premiere over the top. Industry experts were astounded at the numbers.

"This over-performed in a way that I've never seen," said Paul Dergarabedian, Senior Media Analyst at the tracking company Rentrak in an interview with Billboard. "It broke the box office sound barrier." Read more here.

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