Jurassic World Grosses Over $500 Million Worldwide in Three Days

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Universal’s relaunch of the franchise based on Michael Crichton’s novels, Jurassic World, has set incredible records for the studio and opening weekend releases.

As of Sunday morning, Universal Pictures has reported an estimated opening weekend of $204.6 million in 4,274 theaters, which would make it the second-biggest opening for a domestic release, besting the recent $191.3 million opening of Avengers: Age of Ultron. Not only did Jurassic World receive the widest release for a Universal Pictures film, it also achieved the studio’s biggest opening weekend, besting the recent benchmark set by Furious 7 just two months ago. Its per-theater average of $47,870 (based on estimates) is also the biggest per-theater average for a wide release, passing the previous record set by Marvel’s The Avengers in 2012.

Jurassic World is directed by Colin Trevorrow. It is the fourth installment in the Jurassic Park film series. The screenplay was co-written by Rick Jaffa, Amanda Silver, Derek Connolly, and Trevorrow. The film stars Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Vincent D’Onofrio, Ty Simpkins, Nick Robinson, Omar Sy, B.D. Wong and Irrfan Khan. Wong is the only actor from any of the previous films to appear in Jurassic World.

In the film, a fully functional dinosaur theme park located on Isla Nublar (the location of the first Jurassic Park film) is plunged into chaos as a genetically modified dinosaur-hybrid named Indominus rex breaks loose and runs rampant across the park.

The film was produced by Frank Marshall and Patrick Crowley, and was released on June 10, 2015 in European countries, June 11 in Australia, India and Malaysia, and June 12 in North America, by Universal Pictures.

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