Record-breaking opening proves it’s a ‘Jurassic World’ as blockbuster film dominates weekend box office

Source: Universal Pictures
Source: Universal Pictures

No one saw this coming.

Execs at Universal Pictures were pretty confident that Jurassic World would open at No. 1, but no one could have predicted that the sci-fi blockbuster would not only take the top spot at the box office, but open to the tune of $511 million worldwide to overtake Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 ($483 million) and score the biggest opening weekend in movie history.

Of that half billion, $204 million was collected stateside to easily capture this weekend’s box office. Last week’s No. 1 film, the Melissa McCarthy comedy, Spy, claimed the No. 2 spot this week with $16 million. The Rock’s earthquake drama, San Andreas, came in third with an additional $11 million. Insidious Chapter 3 placed fourth this week with $7.3 million. And rounding out the top five is a cappella comedy, Pitch Perfect 2, which was able to re-enter the top five after falling to No. 6 the previous week.

Lastly, it looks like the big screen adaption of HBO’s hit series Entourage is something of a bust. While the movie is expected to make its money back next week in regard to the film’s overall budget of about $30 million, its lackluster box-office showing (worldwide $29 million) is regarded as a disappointment all around.

For the full weekend top 10, check out the list below.

1. Jurassic World – $204.6M

2. Spy – $16M

3. San Andreas  – $11M

4. Insidious Chapter 3  $7.3M

5. Pitch Perfect 2 $6M

6. Entourage – $4.3M

7. Mad Max: Fury Road$4.1M

8. Avengers 2: Age of Ultron$3.6M

9. Tomorrowland $3.4M

10. Love & Mercy  $1.7M

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