The dinosaurs are back and bigger than ever... especially when it comes to box office numbers.
Jurassic World was released this past weekend and literally crushed box office records by bringing in over $208.8 million in the United States alone. It brought in more than $424.4 million worldwide. This beats the previous record holder, the Avengers, which was released in 2012 and brought in $207.4 million during its opening weekend.
The fourth installment of the Jurassic Park franchise was produced for about $150 million and opened in more than 4,200 theatres across North America. This is the widest release in Universal's history.
Jurassic World is only one of several blockbusters Universal has released in 2015 including Furious 7, which has made more than a billion dollars worldwide, and Pitch Perfect 2, which brought in more than $70 million, the highest opening for a musical of all time. The studio is also set to release Ted 2 and Minions later this year, and both are expected to do well.
Though the star of Jurassic World, Chris Pratt, recently confirmed that he will be in other franchise films, Universal has yet to make any sequel official.
Here's hoping they confirm soon!