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
Jurassic World Just Went on a $205M Rampage
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)

(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. (Read more Jurassic World stories.)

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