Jurassic World sets global box office opening weekend record

Movie rakes in US$511m, with US$100m from China alone

Los Angeles

THE fearsome Jurassic Park dinosaurs have done it again, gobbling up the competition to score the biggest worldwide box office opening weekend ever with the latest franchise.

Action-packed Jurassic World, featuring a new and particularly lethal hybrid dino, raked in a whopping US$511 million globally in its debut at cinemas, according to box office tracker Exhibitor Relations on Sunday. That was the largest weekend take in history, eclipsing Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (US$483 million in 2011), according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The unprecedented haul for Jurassic World - which has had largely good, if not sparkling reviews - was boosted by the US$100 million earned...

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