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Friday Estimates: Jurassic World has Monster $82.8 Million Opening Day

June 13th, 2015

Jurassic World

After pulling in $18.5 million on Thursday night, Jurassic World amassed $82.8 million for the full day. This blows past the biggest June day and is officially the third-best day ever. It’s actually the biggest 24-hour Friday in box office history, after one subtracts the Thursday night shows: The Avengers held the previous mark with $62.1 million, while Jurassic World earned an estimated $64.3 million.

As for its weekend total, if we compare the first day numbers of Jurassic World and Age of Ultron, we get $187.6 million million for Jurassic World. The two films did earn very similar reviews and they are both sequels, so that suggests they will behave very similarly over their opening weekends. However, there have been 14 years of built up demand for Jurassic World, which is how long it has been since the most recent installment of the franchise. This could result in a much more front-loaded opening weekend. Or the film could perform more like a first film in a franchise, continue a strong day-to-day performance through the weekend, and top $200 million. We will know more by Sunday, but for now $180 million seems like a minimum weekend target for the film.

Biggest 24-Hour Fridays the Box Office

MovieLate night earningsFriday earningsFinal weekend total
Jurassic World$18,500,000$64,300,000 
Marvel’s The Avengers$18,700,000$62,100,000$207,438,708
The Avengers: Age of Ultron$27,600,000$56,800,000$191,271,109
Furious 7$15,800,000$51,600,000$147,163,560
The Dark Knight$18,500,000$48,700,000$158,411,483
The Hunger Games$19,735,000$47,500,000$152,535,747
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2$43,500,000$47,600,000$169,189,427

Filed under: Friday Night Box Office, Record openings, Jurassic World, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Jurassic Park