Jurassic World(Movie)’ broke Universal’s all-time record’
“Jurassic World” continues to over-perform at the box office.
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 domestically. Early tracking had the film earning about $125 million this weekend.
It was also huge internationally, grossing another $60 million across 66 territories, which is a record number. Taking foreign box office into account, “Jurassic World” has already earned $212.8 million all in since Wednesday.
The film cost $150 million to produce and was directed by Colin Trevorrow, whose only previous feature-length directorial credit was the small independent film “Safety Not Guaranteed.”