'Jurassic World' just had the biggest Friday in box office history
The film opened Thursday at 7pm and broke Universal's all-time 'Thursday night preview ' debut with $18.5 million.
Friday numbers are in, and combined with Thursday's grosses, and "Jurassic World" nabbed a gargantuan $82.3 opening day. That number is the third-biggest debut of all time behind "Avengers: Age of Ultron" ($84 million) and "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2" ($91 million).
Forbes' Scott Mendelson reports that if you take away the late-night Thursday numbers, the film actually grossed $64.1 million on Friday alone, which is the biggest "pure" opening day of all time, surpassing the recent "Furious 7" ($52 million) and both "Avengers" films ($63 and $57 respectively).
"Jurassic World" is now on par to have one of, if not the, biggest opening weekends of all time and could gross over $200 million. Early tracking had the film earning about $125 million this weekend.
The film cost $150 million to produce and was directed by Colin Trevorrow, whose only previous feature-length directorial credit was the small independent film "Safety Not Guaranteed."
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