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Jurassic World the First Film with a $500 Million Global Opening

June 14th, 2015

Jurassic World

As more numbers come in, the global nature of Jurassic World’s gigantic opening is beginning to come into focus. It will be the first film to top $500 million on its opening weekend, with Universal projecting a global weekend haul of $511.8 million (see here for a full international breakdown so far). Its international debut is estimated at $307.2 million, the second-biggest of all time behind Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2, which debuted with $314 million outside the US, and, with $169 million domestically, a worldwide opening of $493 million. Unsurprisingly, the the difference between the two films primarily comes from the ever-growing Chinese market...

Universal is estimating a $100.8 million opening weekend in China, comfortably the second-biggest territory for the film behind the domestic $205 million. The United Kingdom comes next with $29.6 million, and then Mexico with $16.2 million. Other countries topping $10 million include South Korea ($14.4 million), France ($12.5 million), Australia ($12.1 million) and Germany ($11 million). Universal are reporting record openings for the studio in Australia, China, Hong Kong, Korea, Panama, the Philippines and the United Kingdom. The film opened in first place in every country where it was released this weekend.

IMAX showings will also set a record, with $23.5 million internationally on 443 IMAX screens, beating the previous record held by Transformers: Age of Extinction. Universal reports about 50% of the international box office is coming from 3D shows.

- Jurassic World international breakdown
- Weekend Estimates: Jurassic World Projected for a $204.6 Million Opening

Bruce Nash,

Filed under: International Box Office, Record openings, Jurassic World