Jurassic World Just Went on a $205M Rampage

The second biggest opening of all time: "Nobody saw this coming"
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 14, 2015 12:51 PM CDT
Nick Robinson, left, as Zach, and Ty Simpkins as Gray, in a scene from "Jurassic World," in Steven Spielberg's groundbreaking "Jurassic Park" series.   (ILM/Universal Pictures/Amblin Entertainment via AP)
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(Newser) Jurassic World may be no Park, but the sequel just stormed its way to the biggest opening of the year and the second biggest of all time: And as USA Today reports, the $204.6 million (barely short of The Avengers' $207.4 million) was something of a sneak attack, as the film was just last week predicted to ring in just north of $150 million. "There are just some movies that have a life of their own and take off in a way that is somewhat unprecedented," says an analyst. "Nobody saw this coming." Adding in global numbers, the film pulled in $511.8 million—the first time a movie has broken the half-billion mark in its debut, notes USA Today. The competition was not fierce, with Spy coming in at No. 2 with $16 million; San Andreas with $11 million; Insidious: Chapter 3 with $7.3 million; and Pitch Perfect 2 with $6 million.

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