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'Jurassic World' Sets Box Office Record With $524M In First Weekend


"Jurassic World" had a monster opening weekend.

The fourth installment in the franchise raked in $524.1 million worldwide this past weekend.

This is the first time a movie has ever made more than $500 million in a given weekend.

"Jurassic World" also had the highest grossing opening weekend in US history.

It made $208.8 million on the home front, beating "The Avengers" and its $207.4 million opening weekend in 2012.

The film also made $100 million in China.

We'll see if these numbers hold up next weekend, but this blockbuster could cross the billion dollar mark quite easily when it's all said and done.

Citations: Jurassic World Sets Global Record (Variety)