By T. Mack
Jurassic World opened in theaters this past Friday, though in many places, showtimes actually began Thursday evening as early as dinner time. The opening day haul was enough to give it the third largest opening day in history. However, by the end of the weekend, the gargantuan hit had blown past all films that have ever come before it and set a brand new standard of success. Previously, the record for highest grossing weekend box office sales went to Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2, which had $483 million. Jurassic World went ahead a blew past that to bring in more than $511 million as of Sunday evening.
This marks the first time in cinema history that a film has made more than $500 million on opening weekend. That would be impressive anyway, but it is even more so due to the fact that reviews for the film were not stellar. They were good, but not great. Apparently, the fans didn’t let that slow them down.
Of course, this will mark the beginning of a brand new era for the franchise. My guess is that there will be at least three more films based on nothing but the success of this weekend alone. Chris Pratt previously confirmed in an interview with Entertainment Weekly that his contract includes several sequels to this film.
Did you see Jurassic World this weekend? If you did, tell us what you thought. If you didn’t, tell us why not. We look forward to hearing from you in the comments.