As predicted, Universal’s “Jurassic World” was a monster at the box office over the weekend. The dino-pix stomped the competition and now owns the record for the biggest weekend debut in the U.S. with a haul of $208.8 million. The previous record holder “Marvel’s The Avengers” (2012) slipped down into second place with $207.4 million. Also, “Jurassic World” grabbed the number spot for best International opening with $315.3 million. “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2” (2011) previously held that world record with $314 million.
“Jurassic World” takes place more than 20 years after “Jurassic Park.” The sci-fix adventure unfolds on an island off the coast of Costa Rica where a billionaire has created a wildlife theme park with cloned dinosaurs. In “Jurassic World” a marketing tool to improve attendance at the park by creating a new attraction goes horribly wrong.
Oh, and you can bet there’s a sequel in the work. Chris Pratt, who starred in “Jurassic World,” admits his contract includes sequels.