WHO says dinosaurs don’t still rule the Earth?
Jurassic World, the reboot of the Steven Spielberg franchise about genetically engineered dinosaurs who wreak havoc on humans, stunned Hollywood and chomped its way into movie history, collecting an estimated $204.6 million domestically in its opening weekend.
The launch of the Universal film exceeded even the most optimistic projections in scoring the second-largest North American opening weekend ever and becoming only the second film to debut beyond the $200-million mark.
Marvel’s The Avengers in 2012 is the only film to perform better than Jurassic World with an opening of $207.4 million. The dinosaur epic blasted ahead of this year’s Avengers: Age of Ultron, which debuted at $191.3 million, according to Rentrak.
The worldwide appetite for Jurassic World was also massive, collecting $307.2 million in 66 territories, beating the previous record holder Furious 7 with $250.4 million.
Fox’s R-rated Spy with Melissa McCarthy performed well in its second week, landing behind Jurassic World with $16 million and earning nearly $60 million to date. Warner Bros. San Andreas continued to shake up crowds, coming in at third place with $11.0 million and a total of $119.3 million.
Fourth place went to Focus Features’ Insidious Chapter 3 with $7.3 million in its second weekend. The PG-13 horror film has collected $40 million to date.
Pitch Perfect 2 landed in the No. 5 slot with $6 million this weekend and a total of $170.6 million through Sunday.
THE TOP 10 MOVIES IN NORTH AMERICA
HERE are the 10 films that performed best at the North American box office as of last weekend, according to report by Box Office Mojo and Exhibitor Relations:
- Jurassic World, $204.60 million
- Spy, $56.94 million
- San Andreas, $$119.32 million
- Insidious: Chapter 3, $37.37 million
- Pitch Perfect 2, $170.72 million
- Entourage, $25.87 million
- Mad Max: Fury Road, $138.61 million
- Avengers: Age of Ultron, $444.74 million
- Tomorrowland, $83.61 million
- Love & Mercy, $4.77 million