Dinos Over Super Heroes: Jurassic World Takes Down The Avengers With $208.8 Million Opening


This round goes to the dinosaurs over Marvel super heroes. Also, the man who plays Star-Lord is now box office king.

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Those are the takeaways from Deadline’s report that Jurassic World has broken the all-time opening weekend record with a massive $208.8 million haul in the U.S. The Avengers was the previous record-holder, and while earlier estimates suggested that Earth’s Mightiest Heroes would hold onto the top spot, it seems the latest tale of dinosaurs run amok at an amusement park has won out.

Jurassic World also owns the new mark for the best international start, compiling $315.3 million in foreign markets. That gives the movie over a half-billion dollars in worldwide revenue after less than one full week of release, and absolutely mind-boggling total.

Kudos to the movie’s mail lead, Chris Pratt, who’s been experiencing nothing but one box office high after another over the past 18 months. The success of Jurassic World solidifies his status as a bankable male lead, which has to make Disney and Marvel happy. By the time Guardians of the Galaxy 2 rolls around, the buzz around it should be enormous.

It’s fair to wonder now if Jurassic World is now in play for a $600 million-plus total, which would place it in the top four movies of all time domestically. That could also position it to take down The Avengers again, as that movie currently sits third all-time with a final U.S. total of $623.4 million.

Stay tuned …

(via Deadline)

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