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Jurassic World smashes box office records – here are the 10 highest-grossing openings of all time

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Yes, as it turns out, we bloody love dinosaurs

Jurassic World, the latest instalment of the Jurassic Park series, broke box office records grossing $512m over the weekend.

It’s not only the highest-grossing opening weekend ever, but the first film to make more than $500m during this time.

It was released in 66 countries, making $204.6m in the US and $29.6m in the UK and Ireland.

Here are the top 10 highest-grossing opening weekends:

Rank Film Year Opening (USD)
1 Jurassic World 2015 $511,800,000
2 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 2011 $483,189,427
3 Furious 7 2015 $397,627,459
4 Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince 2009 $394,022,354
5 Marvel’s The Avengers 2012 $392,538,708
6 Avengers: Age of Ultron 2015 $392,471,109
7 Transformers: Dark of the Moon 2011 $382,425,000
8 Spider-Man 3 2007 $381,660,892
9 Iron Man 3 2013 $372,553,677
10 Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides 2011 $350,653,677

Data from Wikipedia.

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