Yes, Jurassic World raked in £328m at the box office during its opening weekend alone!
The film that was co-produced by Steven Spielberg, who directed the first two films in the Jurassic Park series, has become the first film in history to take more than £300m at the box office on its opening weekend.
It is the fourth in the series and this weekend, it was the most popular screening in all 66 countries it was released in. Here in Britain, it took £19m, with the US bringing the most at £131.4m, according to Exhibitor Relations.
In the US alone however, the record for the highest grossing opening weekend is held by Marvel’s The Avengers which took £133.3m in 2012. Nevertheless, globally, Jurassic World is bustling through the box office like a T-rex.
Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard star in the hugely popular film.
Jeff Bock, a box office analyst with Exhibitor Relations, told Variety.com that “People should call dinosaurs the original superheroes. They are just as big as Iron Man or Superman or Batman right now”.
Back in 1993, Jurassic Park was a huge global success in taking more than $1bn globally.
It was followed by The Lost World: Jurassic Park four years later and Jurassic Park III in 2001.
Analysts say the success of the latest movie will justify the decision to resurrect the franchise for a new generation of dinosaur fans.
They could be ‘roaring up the right tree’ with that point.