Jurassic World Takes $511m in Record Opening Weekend!
The fourth instalment in the Jurassic Park series has become the first film to take more than $500m at the box office on its opening weekend.
Jurassic World was the most popular screening in all 66 countries where it was released.
The film made $204.6m (£131.4m) in the US, according to the firm Exhibitor Relations.
It took $100m in China and $29.6m (£19m) in the UK and Ireland as part of the record global total of $511.8m.
The Universal Pictures release had the second-highest grossing opening weekend in the US.
The record is held by Marvel’s The Avengers, which took $207.4m in 2012.
Jurassic World was co-produced by Steven Spielberg, who directed the first two films in the series, and directed by Colin Trevorrow.
It stars Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard.
Jeff Bock, a box office analyst with Exhibitor Relations, told Variety.com: “People should call dinosaurs the original superheroes. They are just as big as Iron Man or Superman or Batman right now.”
Jurassic Park was a major worldwide success in 1993, taking more than $1bn globally.
It was followed by The Lost World: Jurassic Park four years later, and Jurassic Park III in 1993.
The third film got poor reviews and made far less than its predecessors.
Analysts say the success of the latest movie will vindicate the decision to reboot the franchise for a new generation of dinosaur fans.
Car Mart Launches Peugeot 508 Here!
Car Mart Limited launched the latest Peugeot 508 model to Sri Lanka at the Galadrai hotel on Tuesday amidst a large gathering of the corporate sector. Sri Lanka is the third Asian country to launch this model said, Asiff Shah Jehan, Sales Manager, Car Mart Limited. The cars will available in both Petrol and Diesel models. “ We are targeting the high end customers and also the corporate sector,” he said.
Happy Birthday – Courteney Cox!
American actress who became known as the obsessively neat Monica Geller on Friends, and later received a Golden Globe nomination for her role on ABC’s Cougar Town. She played the role of Gale Weathers in the horror movie series Scream and founded Coquette Productions.
After graduating from high school, she briefly studied architecture at Mount Vernon College before deciding to pursue a career in acting.
She appeared on a commercial for Tampax and became the first person to use the term “period” on TV.
She married David Arquette in 1999. They had a daughter named Coco in 2004 and divorced in 2013. She got engaged to Snow Patrol singer Johnny McDaid in 2014.
She worked with Jennifer Aniston on the highly successful TV sitcom Friends and received a Screen Actors Guild Award in 1996.