It’s the first time a film has ever taken in more than $500 million in one weekend, and Universal and Legendary’s “Jurassic World” opened at No. 1 in all 66 foreign markets in which it debuted. This record was previously held by “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2”, which earned more than $483 million at the global box office during its opening weekend in July 2011.
Directed by Colin Trevorrow and starring Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Ty Simpkins, Jake Johnson, Nick Robinson, Irrfan Khan and Vincent D’Onofrio, the Universal film brought in a $524.1 million around the world, making it the highest-grossing global opening ever.
In the U.S. it far exceeded expectations, grossing $208.8 million, becoming the highest-grossing U.S. opening weekend ever over the $207.4 million U.S. total of Marvel’s "The Avengers" in 2012.
The studio behind the dinosaur thriller, Universal, also broke some records of its own this weekend by already passing the $1 billion mark at the domestic box office for 2015.
This is the fastest a studio has ever crossed the mark, beating out previous record holder Paramount who achieved the goal on June 22 in 2008. It is also the fastest to break the $3 billion worldwide barrier overtaking 20th Century Fox who passed the mark on June 30, 2010.
..... Devashree Goenka