'Jurassic World' had a monster opening night
Universal's "Jurassic World" is already a massive hit.
The Spielberg-produced sequel to "Jurassic Park" has amassed $18.5 million in Thursday night previews, which began at 7 p.m. last night. It opens in 4,273 theaters this weekend and is tracking to earn $125 million or more.
The film also opened in several international markets on Wednesday, earning a combined $24.5 million on the day of its debut in China and France.
"Jurassic World" topped "Furious 7" to become the biggest Universal "late night" Thursday release of all time. "Furious 7" earned $15.6 on the first Thursday of its release and wound up taking home a cool $147 million through the weekend.
"Jurassic World" stars Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard as they try and track down a genetically engineered, hyperintelligent dinosaur that gets loose and terrorizes the island. Reviews have been generally favorable. The film currently sports a71% on RottenTomatoes.
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