VIDEO: ‘Jurassic World’ Bites Into Box Office Records Over The Past Weekend

By  //  June 17, 2015

Made $208.8 million opening weekend

ABOVE VIDEO: Jurassic World was released in 3D by Universal Pictures on June 12. (Universal Pictures Video)

Move over, Avengers—there’s a new hero in town, and he’s a very different kind of super soldier.

Jurassic World surpassed even the most optimistic predictions and shattered domestic box office records with $208.8 million during its opening weekend, Universal has confirmed.

That number pushes it past the $207.4 million record previously set by Joss Whedon’s superhero blockbuster, which has held the mantle of highest overall movie opening since 2012.

The action-adventure, starring Chris Pratt and a gaggle of CG dinosaurs, also set a new record with a $524.4 million haul globally.

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