“Jurassic World” opened with $513.8 million worldwide, the highest global bow of all time. Of course, that does not mean the most number of tickets sold, since the morons in Hollywood calculate the success of a movie based on the money it earns. A movie in 1939, like Gone With The Wind, sold more tickets, etc.
It marks the first time a film has ever grossed more than $500 million in a single weekend. Again, this is utter rubbish, because it does not account for inflation.
The dinosaur thriller is the top-ranking film from sea to shining sea, after opening in first place in North America and across all 66 international territories where it debuted.
“Dinosaurs are fascinating to everyone,” said Nick Carpou, president of domestic distribution at Universal. “It’s cross-cultural.”
Domestically, “Jurassic World” scored the highest debut in history with $208.8 million, beating “The Avengers” $207.4 million bow. Its international opening weekend gross also takes top position on the all-time charts.
Those international results were boosted by a mammoth $100+ million opening in China. Other openings of note include the United Kingdom and Ireland with $29.6 million, Mexico with $16.2 million, Korea with $14.4 million, France with $12.5 million, Australia with $12.1 million and Germany with $11 million. The only major territory remaining is Japan, where “Jurassic World” will roar on Aug. 5.
In terms of premium formats, Imax put up a record-setting international weekend of $23.5 million, and 3D screenings accounted for 50% of the global bounty.