$500m on it’s Opening Weekend
It was always going to be a monster hit, and certainly no dinosaur when it came to the box office, but we’re guessing not even the filmmakers themselves knew what a gigantic hit Colin Trevorrow’s Jurassic World was going to be.
The latest film in Steven Spielberg’s (serving here as executive producer) classic creature feature franchise has beaten all box office records to become the first film to take over $500m in it’s opening weekend, the biggest ever in global history, and debuting at no.1 in every one of the 66 countries it opened in.
Jurassic World is set 14 years after the events of Jurassic Park III, with John Hammond’s (big) baby now a highly successful tourist attraction. However, some people are just not satisfied so a new super-dinosaur is genetically engineered. Super big, super clever – and super dangerous. Have they never seen the original movie??
Starring Chris Pratt & Bryce Dallas Howard, Pratt has already said he’s signed up for any future installments, which we have a sneaky feeling there might be. However, the search will be on for a new director as Trevorrow announced last week that he won’t be returning.
Jurassic World is in cinemas now.