As it turns out, we've finally figured out what it takes to take down the Avengers: a bunch of great big dinosaurs.
"Jurassic World" shattered the all-time domestic, international and global box office record for opening weekend set by "Marvel's The Avengers" in 2012, making it the biggest opening weekend ever. According to stats released by Universal Monday (June 15), "Jurassic World" earned $208.8 million domestically this weekend, and $524.1 million globally.
"Avengers" booked $207.4 million domestically on its 2012 opening weekend, and the previous global record holder, "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2," was also edged out. "Jurassic" opened with $315.4 million abroad, while "Potter" sold $314 when it opened internationally in 2011.
"Jurassic World" is also on the fastest trajectory ever toward breaking $1 billion worldwide .
Now that we have confirmation that there'll be more to come in the "Jurassic" franchise, it's time for the scientists at Universal to start coming up with ways to make the next installment stronger, better, faster. Indominus Pratt, anyone?
"Jurassic World" is in theaters now.