'Jurassic World' is the summer blockbuster hit that everyone has been looking for.
According to reports
, 'Jurassic World' is dominating the box office and breaking records by the minute.
The film opened Thursday at 7 p.m. and broke Universal's all-time "Thursday night preview" debut record with $18.5 million.
Friday's numbers are in and, combined with Thursday's grosses, "Jurassic World" nabbed a gargantuan $82.3 million opening day.
That number is the third-biggest debut of all time behind "Avengers: Age of Ultron" ($84 million) and "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2" ($91 million).
Forbes' Scott Mendelson reports that if you take away the late-night Thursday numbers, the film actually grossed $64.1 million on Friday alone, which is the biggest "pure" opening day of all time, surpassing the recent "Furious 7" ($52 million) and both "Avengers" films ($63 million and $57 million respectively).
'Jurassic World' is now on track to have one of the, if not the, biggest opening weekends of all time and could gross over $200 million in the United States alone. Early tracking had the film earning about $125 million but, those estimates are now way off.
'Jurassic World' made millions internationally as well, according to reports the dinosaur franchise series made $60 million across 66 different countries, which is a recording breaking figure.
'Jurassic World' took $150 million to produce and was directed by Colin Trevorrow.
This is the latest major feature film debut for Chris Pratt. His last feature film, 'Guardians of the Galaxy' was another box office hit. Guardians of the Galaxy
earned $333.2 million in North America and an estimated $441 million in other countries, for a worldwide total of $774.2 million. The film became the third highest-grossing film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, behind The Avengers
and Iron Man 3
It was the third highest-grossing 2014 film (behindTransformers: Age of Extinction
and The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies
) and the highest-grossing superhero film of 2014.
Between Dwayne Johnson and Chris Pratt, these two actors are the new Hollywood A-Listers turning every movie they work on into franchise gold.
'Jurassic World' occurs twenty-two years after the events of Jurassic Park, Isla Nublar now features a fully functioning dinosaur theme park, Jurassic World, as originally envisioned by John Hammond. After 10 years of operation and visitor rates declining, in order to fulfill a corporate mandate, a new attraction is created to re-spark visitor's interest, which backfires horribly. 'Jurassic World' features Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, and Ty Simpkins.
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