The much anticipated Jurassic World, the fourth part in the Jurassic Park franchise, has stormed the global box office, taking a record $511 million in its opening weekend.
The feat marks the first time a movie has passed the half billion mark in such a short time, but it’s still only the second biggest opener in the US, just three million short of Avengers Assemble. However, such a massive opening worldwide puts it in good stead to be the third billion dollar movie of the year.
In the all time box office chart, both Age of Ultron and Furious 7 have both put themselves in the top five, and based on the whopping debut from Jurassic Park it may be the third movie in just three months to make the top ten, proving 2015 is on track to be the biggest year ever at the box office. With Minions, Spectre and The Force Awakens still to come the studios have quickly forgotten the 2014 slump. However, Jurassic World will now have its sights set firmly on breaking Furious 7‘s record on becoming the fastest billion dollar movie.
But not only is this great news for Universal, but Chris Pratt is all but confirmed as one of the most bankable stars in Hollywood today. His upcoming movies include a Guardians of the Galaxy sequel, a Magnificent Seven remake and a collaboration with Jennifer Lawrence and Morten Tyldum on Passengers – his first major potential awards contender. Watch this space.