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Sunday, 14 June 2015

Jurassic World Chomps Off Record $204.6M Debut

Jurassic World has obliterated all expectations at the box office this weekend. The fourth installment in the iconic film franchise roared to a record $204.6 million debut in North America this weekend, rescuing the action-adventure franchise from the brink of extinction 22 years after Steven Spielberg's Jurassic Park first hit theatres in June of 1993.

The movie's estimated weekend has bested the $191.3 million launch of Joss Whedon's  Avengers: Age of Ultron last month to bite off the No. 2 domestic opening of all time, almost matching the $207.4 million launch of The Avengers in May 2012.

If Sunday traffic at the box office is stronger than projected, Jurassic World could very well stomp past the 2012 Marvel team-up flick. The final numbers will be released on Monday morning.

Initial tracking going into the weekend suggested that Jurassic World would bring in a very impressive $125 million-plus domestically. Yet, it soon proved be "an asset out of containment", exceeding all expectation n a T-Rex sized way!

Playing in 4,273 theaters, Jurassic World received the widest release in the studio's history. And it did huge business in 3D houses, including Imax locations. Ticket were quickly snatched up by fan old an ne across the world, everyone eager to see Colin Trevorrow's addition to the series.

No other studio dared open a movie nationwide opposite Jurassic World this weekend. And once the final numbers are released on Monday, it'll be pretty clear that was a smart move on the competitions part.

Starring Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, B.D. Wong, Irrfan Khan, Vincent D'Onofrio, Jake Johnson, Brian Tee, Omar Sy, Ty Simpkins, Nick Robinson, Lauren Lapkus and Katie McGrath, Jurassic World is in theaters now!

Source: THR

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