There wasn’t doubt that Jurassic World would become one of the biggest box office smashes of the year but not to this magnitude. The fourth film in the Jurassic Park franchise took a chunk out of the box office, logging the biggest global opening weekend of all time with $511.8 million.
Earlier this week, many projected that Jurassic World would earn somewhere in the ballpark of $125 million range for the weekend. After a massive $83 million haul on Friday, Jurassic World is now being projected to earn between $180-$200 million.
After two weekends as reining champion, “Pitch Perfect 2” and “Mad Max: Fury Road” have dethroned the Avengers.
In addition to a record breaking domestic haul, ‘Furious 7’ pulled in a massive $240 million at the international box office. This brings the film’s weekend box office earning to $384 million world wide.
Many expected ‘Furious 7’ to destroy the competition this weekend but few people expected such huge numbers from a series that is now in its seventh entry. Also, last week’s number one movie, ‘Home’ held very well from last weekend, while ‘Get Hard’ plummeted.
Check out a full run down of this weekend’s box office after the jump.
‘Furious 7’ kicked off what it to be a record breaking weekend last night, earning $15.8 million from Thursday night previews.
Early predictions placed ‘The Divergent Series: Insurgent’ as earning as much as $60 million this weekend, beating ‘Divergent’s’ haul when it debuted this time last year. After estimates for Friday were reported, that no longer seems like the case and ‘Insurgent’ may earn less than its predecessor in its first weekend.
Disney has struck gold again! The live-action remake of the 1950’s animated classic ‘Cinderella’ reigned supreme at the box office this weekend with $70 million. Liam Neeson’s most recent action thriller ‘Run All Night’ failed to run as far as previous attempts this weekend, earning a fraction of what his movies normally do.
‘Cinderella’ must have a fairy god mother somewhere because the movie excelled, earning $23 million on Friday. Meanwhile, Liam Neeson’s ‘Run All Night’ failed to take off.
It was a disappointing weekend at the box office with ‘Chappie’ failing to find its legs and ‘Unfinished Business’ becoming the latest dud for Vince Vaughn. The only glimmer of hope came from ‘The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel’ which made nearly all of its production budget back this weekend.