Jurassic World Dominates the World (Updated)
It’s not a shock that Jurassic World won the weekend box-office, but by how much, and how much it earned worldwide is. Domestically, the film earned an estimated $204.6 million. That’s just shy of the record set by Marvel’s The Avengers which earned $207.4 million. Worldwide, the film earned $511.8 million, that means the foreign box-office estimated earning was $307.2 million. The film earned double the estimates put out by its distributor Universal.
The film did break some records. It earned an average $47.8K per theater, which is the best top weekend average. It had the highest global debut in history. It is the first film to ever earn over $500 million in one weekend. The film also has the best single day Saturday Gross, the highest opening weekend for June, the fastest to $100 million and $150 million. The film was split 52% male and 48% female, with 39% under the age 25 with 61% 25 and over. 50% of the international box-office came from 3D. How this plays out for the rest of the summer will be interesting.
In other earning news, Mad Max: Fury Road came in seventh adding $4.13 million domestically to bring its worldwide earnings to $322.7 million. Avengers: Age of Ultron added $3.6 million to bring its worldwide earnings to $1.354 billion. Age of Ultron opens in Japan on July 4th, so there’s still some foreign box-office earnings to go for the film. Domestically, Avengers: Age of Ultron sits at top of the grosses for the year so far earning $444.7 million with Furious 7 in second at $350.8 million and Jurassic World in third with $204.6 million. Worldwide things are a bit different. Furious 7 sits at the top of the grosses with $1.51 billion, Age of Ultron is second with $1.35 billion. Jurassic World currently sits in fifth, but it’ll likely be in third by week’s end the latest.
Update: The earning estimates have been revised, and it is now being reported that Jurassic World earned $208.8 million its opening weekend. That makes it the top debut ever both domestically and worldwide. Its average per theater was actually $48,855 and its worldwide earning is $524.1 million having earned $315.3 million in foreign markets. That foreign market earning is also a record besting Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 which earned $314 million.