Wow: Jurassic World Made Half a BILLION Dollars Over the Weekend

By Gerald Lynch on at

It may not be quite as good as the original film that inspired it, but life finds a way. In the case of Jurassic World, that way has lead the dinosaur sequel to enjoy the most successful opening weekend in cinema history.

Debuting at the top of the charts in all 66 countries in which it opened, Jurassic World took a gigantic $511 million (£328 million) over the weekend, beating Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows: Part 2's record of $483 million back in 2011.

The first Jurassic Park film in 14 years, indie director Colin Trevorrow took the reins from Steven Spielberg, who instead acted as executive produce.

If there was any doubt that Jurassic World would spawn further sequels that's now been laid to rest, though Trevorrow has stated he will not return to helm another installment. Jurassic World's star Chris Pratt however has confirmed that he'll be back for another traipse around the dino-disaster park for future sequels.

Make sure to catch our full review of Jurassic World, and check out the cream of the crop coming out of the merchandising machine accompanying the movie.