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Jurassic World is a roaring success as it shatters box office record

Dinosaur blockbuster Jurassic World has shattered an international box office record to become the first film ever to make more than $500 million globally in its opening weekend.

The fourth installment in the Jurassic Park franchise, which stars Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard, was released last week (ends14Jun15) and became a number one hit all over the world, topping the box office in 66 countries including the U.K. and U.S.

It has now emerged that the blockbuster has broken an international box office record by bringing in almost $512 million in its opening weekend (12-14Jun15), making it the highest global opening of all time.

Jurassic World was not quite as big a hit in North America, scoring only the second biggest opening weekend in history behind superhero movie The Avengers.

The original Jurassic Park film was also a record-breaker as it became the highest-grossing film of all time following its release in 1993, but that record was later surpassed and is currently held by James Cameron's Avatar.

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