'Jurassic World' Shatters Records With $511.8 Million Opening Weekend (Recap)

On Tuesday 'Jurassic World' Shatters Records With $511.8 Million Opening Weekend was a top story. Here is the recap: (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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