Jurassic World returns with record in its first weekend

Jurassic World film made $204.6m (£131.4m) in the US, according to the firm Exhibitor Relations. Jurassic Park series has become the first film to take more than $500m at the box office on its first weekend.

Jurassic World  which casts Chris Pratt as a Velociraptor trainer and Bryce Dallas Howard as the dinosaur amusement park’s operations manager  is by far the best debut in the Jurassic Park franchise.

The record is held by Marvel’s The Avengers, which took $207.4m in 2012.

The most successful movie had been 1997’s follow-up, The Lost World: Jurassic Park, which earned an adjusted $127.6 million and was the final entry in the series to be directed by Steven Spielberg, though he still served as an executive producer for Jurassic World.

The dinosaur blockbuster took $204.6m in the US, giving it the second biggest Hollywood opening in history after The Avengers’ $207.4m in 2012.

“This over-performed in a way that I’ve never seen,” Paul Dergarabedian, Rentrak’s senior media analyst, said. “It broke the box office sound barrier.”