UPDATE – Final numbers have come in, and Jurassic World ended the weekend with $208.8 million, becoming the biggest US opening weekend ever, eclipsing the $207.4 million from the first Avengers film.
ORIGINAL – After coming off the 3rd biggest single day US opening ever, Jurassic World finished the weekend with the 2nd biggest weekend in the US ever with $204.6 million, beating Avengers: Age of Ultron by $13 million ($191.2), but falling behind the first Avengers’ $207.4 million. This is great news for fans of the franchise, as Jurassic Park III opened to a meager $46.7 million back in 2001.
Universal originally had estimates that World would be hitting around $100 million, but good word of mouth and the star power of Chris Pratt certainly helped. There is word now that there will be more sequels, since the film doubled what they originally predicted out of the gate.
Elsewhere, Spy dropped 45% in week 2 with $16 million and a 2-wk total of $56.9 million. San Andreas added another $11 million for a 3-wk total of $119 million. Insidious, Chapter 3 had a 67.8% drop, adding $7.3 million for a 2-wk total of $37.3 million. Rounding out the Top 5 was Pitch Perfect 2 adding $6 million for a 5-wk total of $170.7 million.