‘Jurassic World’ Sets A Record Setting $204.6 Million Opening
Dinosaurs rule the earth this weekend. “Jurassic World” debuted to a dominant $204.6 million at the domestic box office!
That opening weekend is the second biggest opening in history. Universal Pictures and Legendary spent $150 million on making the movie.
Going into the weekend, predictions had “Jurassic World” bringing in $125 million to $135 million range.
Instead, “Jurassic World” has the year’s biggest – just ahead of “Avengers: Age of Ultron” and its formidable $191.3 million opening last May. It ranks behind 2012’s “Marvel’s The Avengers” and its $207.4 million debut on the all-time list of openings.
“This is really unprecedented in terms of shattering expectations,” said Phil Contrino, vice president and chief analyst at BoxOffice.com. “They rebooted it in just a really smart way. Universal’s marketing campaign was exceptional. They just nurtured this thing and the trailers were excellent.”