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'Jurassic Park' Breaks Weekend Box Office Record

June 15, 2015

 

LOS ANGELES - Universal's "Jurassic Park" as expected, blew the competition out of the water this weekend to set a new box office record for a new film opening with $208.80 million.

 

The film's total bested the previous record held by 2012's "The Avengers" which garnered $207.4 million. Overall, "Jurassic Park," earned $511.8 million worldwide, becoming the first film to gross more than $500 million in one weekend.

 

Last week's box office winner, the Fox comedy "Spy," slipped to second in its second week with $16 million with a 45 percent drop from the previous week. The Melissa McCarthy vehicle has earned $56.94 million so far. In third place was the Warner Bros. disaster film "San Andreas" with $11.01 million for a three-week total of $119.32 million. Focus Pictures' franchise sequel "Insidious: Chapter 3" continued to slide precipitously to fourth place with a 67 percent drop from last week with $7.30 million for a three-week total of $37.37 million.

 

The rest stacked up this way:

 

5. "Pitch Perfect 2" (Universal) $6.0 million, $170.71 million.

6. "Entourage" (Warner Bros.) $4.34 million, $25.87 million.

7. "Mad Max: Fury Road" (Warner Bros.) $4.13 million, $138.61 million

8. "Avengers: Age of Ultron" (Disney) $3.64 million, $444.74 million

9. "Tomorrowland" (Disney) $3.41 million, $83.61 million

10. "Love & Mercy" (Roadside Attractions)" $1.76 million, $4.77 million

 

 

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