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As Brad wrote yesterday, Jurassic World did better over its second weekend than initial estimates indicated, raking in $106.6 million over the Friday-to-Sunday frame to wrest the crown for best second weekend from Marvel's The Avengers, which pulled in $103.1 million during its second weekend back in 2012. Impressive, yes, but that is far from the only record Universal's latest dino adventure has toppled over the course of its box office run. Through Sunday, Jurassic World has made a whopping $402.8 million at the domestic box office, making it Universal's highest grossing movie ever (not accounting for inflation) and also the fastest film to cross the $400 million mark after doing so in just 10 days of release. The previous film to hold that record was, you guessed it, The Avengers, which isn't a surprise, but perhaps it will surprise you to learn that it took Joss Whedon's superhero team-up a full 14 days to hit that mark, »
- Jordan Benesh
Marvel Studios chief Kevin Feige has tweeted a congratulatory message to the makers of "Jurassic World" for their success scoring the all-time best opening weekend record ($208.8 million) at the North American box office and beating out Marvel's "The Avengers" which had previously held it since 2012 with $207.4 million. The message includes a piece of art from Marvel conceptual designer Andy Park.
Congrats Mr. Spielberg @UniversalPics @Legendary @LeDoctor @colintrevorrow and especially @prattprattpratt pic.twitter.com/5DxlDM8pgK
— Kevin Feige (@Kevfeige) June 16, 2015
The list of records that the film smashed are included below:
Highest-grossing weekend of all time with $524.4 million
(Previous record: "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2" with $483.2 million)
Highest-grossing international weekend of all-time with $315.6 million
(Previous record: "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2" with $314 million)
Highest-grossing domestic weekend of all time with $208.8 million
(Previous record: "Marvel’s The Avengers" with $207.4 million)
Biggest domestic June debut
(Previous record: »
- Garth Franklin
“Jurassic World” devoured the record book this weekend with its unprecedented global opening.
It’s been more than two decades since Steven Spielberg first dramatized the dangers of bringing dinosaurs back to life with “Jurassic Park,” but absence appears to have made the heart grow fonder. Moviegoers who remembered seeing the first film in theaters have grown up, have families of their own, and seemed to delight in introducing their own children to the pleasures of the park.
The combination of nostalgia, cross-generational appeal and the presence of “Guardians of the Galaxy” breakout Chris Pratt in a starring role helped to transform “Jurassic World” into a summer smash with few parallels. Analysts expect the film could end its run with as much as $1.5 billion in receipts.
Here’s a look at some of the records “Jurassic World” checked off as it dominated multiplexes:
Highest-grossing weekend of all time with $524.4 million »
- Brent Lang
Chris Pratt is having an excellent summer — again. Last weekend, the dinosaur blockbuster “Jurassic World” blew up the box office with the biggest three-day opening weekend of all time. Pulling in $208.8 million domestically, the sequel to Steven Spielberg‘s 1993 classic, which is the fourth film in the franchise, stomped past the $207.4 million opening weekend of Marvel’s “The Avengers” in 2012. Internationally, the film’s $315.3 million rollout topped the $314 million opening weekend of 2011’s “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2.” Also read: 'Jurassic World's' Box-Office Rampage: Domestic, Foreign and Global Marks Tumble (Updated) “It feels so wonderful to hear the overwhelmingly positive. »
- Reid Nakamura
Briefly: We’ve been closely monitoring the opening weekend box-office for Jurassic World, and we were expecting the Colin Trevorrow movie to open big, and it look like it has. It is now officially the movie with the highest 3-day box-office take, smashing through the $207 million benchmark set by The Avengers in 2012.
According to Deadline the film has beat the North American, international and global records for an opening weekend. It made $208.8m in its domestic territory, and officially ended Sunday with a global total of $524.1m and $315.3m internationally. That last figure also smashes the record set by Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows: Part 2, which made $314m on its debut weekend internationally.
It’s great news for Universal who also became the studio to make $3 billion at the international box-office in the quickest time. An official announcement for a sequel to Jw is surely iminent.
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- Paul Heath
Universal is on a winning streak and blockbuster "Jurassic World" hitting on all cylinders (a record $524 million worldwide and counting) will make 2015 a profitable year indeed for veteran studio chief Ron Meyer and his chairman Donna Langley--probably more than any other studio. Actual numbers pushed "Jurassic World" to the number one highest-grossing opening ever, domestic and worldwide. The movie notched $208.8 million in North America, passing 2012’s "The Avengers: Age of Ultron" ($207 million), and internationally, the film’s final gross went up to $315.3 million, passing 2011’s "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2" ($314 million). And as of this weekend, Universal Pictures crossed the $1 billion mark at the domestic box office, beating the previous record climb achieved on June 22, 2008 by Paramount, and $3 billion worldwide, passing 20th Century Fox, which reached $3 billion on June 30, 2010. Read: Cinemacon: »
- Anne Thompson
Actual numbers are in and "Jurassic World" has opened even bigger than estimated.
With the final figures tallied, Universal Pictures' "Jurassic World" grossed $208.8 million at the North American box office. That takes it past the first "The Avengers ($207.4 million) to become the biggest opening weekend ever at the North American box-office.
At the same time, the film also nabbed a further $315.3 million overseas, taking it past the $314 million made by "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2" back in 2011 and thus taking the title of the biggest opening weekend ever at the international box-office.
The film's combined worldwide opening stands at $524.1 million. It also helped push Universal Pictures past the $1 billion domestic and $3 billion international mark this weekend, beating the previous records held by Paramount in 2008 and Fox in 2010 respectively.
Source: Box-Office Mojo »
- Garth Franklin
Not only has Universal's Jurassic World brought the franchise back from near extinction, but it chewed up and spit out every box office prediction to come in vastly ahead of expectations. The tentpole opened to an estimated $524.4 million at the global box office this weekend, the top showing of all time, stomping previous record-holder Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 ($483.2 million) and becoming the first film to ever cross $500 million in one weekend. That includes $208.8 million in North America, the No. 1 showing of all time behind The Avengers ($207.
- Pamela McClintock
Universal's Jurassic World is on track to becoming the third-largest opening weekend for a movie ever.
The film made $82.8 million (including previews) on its opening day on Friday (June 12), and Saturday estimates show that Jurassic World could be on its way to making upwards of $180 million in its opening weekend, ComingSoon.net reports.
The figures show that the film has overtaken Marvel's The Avengers' opening and single day takings of $80 million in 2012 to become the third-highest opening ever.
If Jurassic World stays on track with these figures, the film is likely to break the previous record for the highest June release - held by 2013's Man of Steel, which made $116.6 million in its opening weekend.
It could also become the third-largest opening weekend ever, »
“Avengers: Age of Ultron” dominated the global box office this weekend, picking up $168 million in foreign ticket sales.
The comicbook adventure’s worldwide bounty now tops off at $626.7 million after 12 days in theaters — “Avengers: Age of Ultron” opened in certain key international territories last week in advance of its domestic debut on May 1.
Among the assorted records it torched, the film has posted the biggest opening weekend of all time in Brazil, Mexico, Hong Kong, the Philippines, and Ecuador. Last weekend, the picture also scored the highest global haul for an Imax release, with $25 million in receipts.
“Avengers: Age of Ultron” has now opened in 71% of the global marketplace, but several key territories remain. The sequel will open in China, the world’s second largest marketplace, on May 12, and Japan, the third largest, on July 4.
A stronger dollar and wilting exchange rates in parts of Europe and Russia are causing »
- Brent Lang
Marvel's Avengers: Age of Ultron has had the second-biggest selling single day at the Us domestic box office.
The film's previews took $27.6 million on Thursday before taking in an estimated $84.5 million for its opening day (including those previews), according to comingsoon.net.
The film is second only to Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 which took in $91 million in 2011's summer.
The figure is more than the $80.8 million The Avengers brought in during its opening day, eventually taking $207 million over the opening weekend.
We still have some time to wait until that figure is clear for Avengers: Age of Ultron but based on the higher opening day, another broken record may not be far off the mark.
Ultron's opening on Friday overseas drew in a total of $340 million, making a global gross of $425 million.
It broke opening records in the UK too.
Read Digital Spy's review of Avengers: Age of Ultron here. »
Avengers: Age of Ultron will enjoy an opening weekend over $200 million. It will be the second movie to ever do so after the first Avengers film. Yesterday, it enjoyed the second biggest single day of all-time, tallying $84.5 million on Friday, second only to Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2's $91 million from back in 2011. Expectation now, is for the film to finish somewhere from $203-215 million. The Avengers took in $80.8 million on Friday when it opened back in 2012 on its way to a $207 million opening. Of course, expectation here is Thursday preview screenings and Friday screenings were far more frontloaded than the original film and with NBA and NHL playoffs this weekend, the Kentucky Derby and the Mayweather-Pacquiao fight tonight, there are a lot of events competing for eyeballs so it seems Age of Ultron may simply have to settle with the second best opening of all-time... not »
- Brad Brevet
Disney and Marvel Studios’ “Avengers: Age of Ultron” is heading for box office history with an $84.5 million opening day in U.S — the second biggest domestic launch ever — and enough to match the $207.4 million opening weekend record for 2012’s “The Avengers.”
Friday’s first-day number for “Age of Ultron” trails only the $91 million opening-day record set in July 2011 by Warner Bros.’ “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2.” But it is well ahead of the $80.8 million opening day of “Avengers” three years ago.
“Ultron” is looking at a range of $200 million to $210 million for its opening weekend — even with the sports distractions of the Manny Pacquiao-Floyd Mayweather fight, the Kentucky Derby and the NBA playoffs. If it doesn’t break “The Avengers” record, it will still finish far ahead of the launch weekend for Disney-Marvel’s “Iron Man 3,” currently the second-highest number with $174.1 million in May, »
- Dave McNary
Disney and Marvel Studios’ “Avengers: Age of Ultron” is heading for box office history with early Friday estimates showing it running slightly ahead of the $207.4 million opening weekend record for 2012’s “The Avengers.”
The first-day numbers for “Age of Ultron” look to come in between $89 million and $98 million — which could break the $91 million opening-day record set in July 2011 by Warner Bros.’ “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2.”
“Ultron” launched with a stunning $27.6 million in Thursday-night previews starting at 7 p.m. in North America — far above the $18.7 million grossed in midnight showings by “The Avengers” on its first Thursday night in May 2012. “The Avengers” posted the second-highest opening day of all-time with $80.8 million on Friday.
Box office trackers have been asserting in recent days that “Avengers: Age of Ultron” can break that mark this weekend with openings at 4,276 locations. The most robust early estimates on Friday indicated that the »
- Dave McNary
Today, after a week of waiting patiently for the release, Avengers: Age of Ultron arrives in the USA, and the film is already breaking records from its Thursday midnight previews.
From midnight shows, Ultron ended with an estimated $27.6 million, almost $10 million more than the $18.7 million midnight opening for The Avengers on the same weekend in 2012. In addition, the film smashed through $3 million in IMAX to set a new Thursday previews record, beating the $2.3 million set by The Dark Knight Rises in 2012.
See Also: Read Our Review Of Avengers: Age Of Ultron Here
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 is still the market leader for opening day grosses, taking $91 million in its first day which included around $43.5 million from its own Thursday previews, on its way to a huge $169.2 million opening weekend. In addition, Ultron’s Thursday numbers are also behind the $30 million took by The Dark Knight Rises »
- Scott J. Davis
Avengers: Age of Ultron is already nearly $9 million ahead of its predecessor as it scored $27.6 million from Thursday night screenings last night, well above the $18.7 million taken in by Marvel's The Avengers back in 2012. With that total comes the first of what will likely be many records broken as $3 million of that total came from IMAX screenings, besting the previous record of $2.3 million set by The Dark Knight Rises. readmore postid="175484" The total is, however, well short of the Thursday night preview record, which belongs to Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2, which grossed a massive $43.5 million back in July 2011. It's also behind the $30 million brought in by The Dark Knight Rises and the totals from three of the films in the Twilight franchise, but that doesn't mean much when it comes to the overall opening weekend record as the first Avengers was well below those numbers and »
- Brad Brevet
Step aside, Furious 7. We finally have something bigger than you to take all the box-office glory. Marvel already debuted Avengers: Age of Ultron overseas, and the highly anticipated superhero event dropped in the U.S. with late-night screenings on Thursday. The numbers from this opening are in, and they speak of great things to come for Joss Whedon.s tireless efforts. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Age of Ultron has already pulled in $27.6 million at the box office, just from this first night. Not many films can brag about achieving this marker. To give you some perspective, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 holds the title of highest-grossing Thursday night opener with $43.5 million. The Dark Knight Rises and three of the Twilight Saga installments fill out the proceeding slots with numbers circling $30 million, and Age of Ultron.s numbers give the film the fifth top spot. Thanks »
Showings started at 7 p.m. The domestic number came in far above the $18.7 million grossed in midnight showings by “The Avengers” on its first Thursday night in May 2012 on its way to a record-setting $207.4 million for the weekend. Box office trackers believe that “Avengers: Age of Ultron” can break that mark this weekend with openings at 4,276 locations.
Exit polling from the domestic previews showed 60% of the audience was male and 45% was under the age of 25.
The Thursday night preview number for the sequel fell short of the domestic preview record of $43.5 million, set in July 2011, by Warner Bros.’ “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2.” “Furious 7″ took in $15.8 million in Thursday night previews on April 2. The “Avengers: Age of Ultron” number included $3 milion from Imax showings, nearly »
- Dave McNary
There were some raised eyebrows among box office-watchers across the pond on Saturday morning when it emerged that fantastical romance The Age Of Adaline had beaten current champ Fast & Furious 7 to the punch on Friday, taking the top spot. But by the time Sunday rolled around, the charts looked much as they did last week, with Vin Diesel and co. once again claiming victory with $18.2 million, according to studio estimates.Furious 7 has been unbeatable across its four weeks on release, putting $320.5 million into its account in the States and taking $1.3 billion worldwide, which means it leapfrogs Frozen and Iron Man 3 on the all-time global release list, settling into fifth place behind the likes of Avatar, Titanic, The Avengers and Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows: Part 2 while threatening to overtake Potter before too long. It will surprise exactly no-one to learn that Universal is already looking »
Another weekend for Furious 7 on top and it just might be four in a row with a lackluster lineup next weekend before Avengers: Age of Ultron officially kicks off the summer season on May 1. With $29 million this weekend, Furious 7 is up to $294.4 million domestically ($1.15 billion globally) as it already became the fastest film to cross $1 billion worldwide on Friday this past week. It's also Universal's first film to ever cross $1 billion during its initial release (Jurassic Park achieved that mark in 2013 during its 3-D re-release) and it took only 17 days to do it, besting the likes of The Avengers, Avatar and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2, all of which took 19 days to join the billion dollar club. The studio was also sure to share several other milestones the film has crossed such as: Second-biggest worldwide opening of all time ($397.2 million) behind only Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2. »
- Brad Brevet
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