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'Jurassic World' stomps on box office records

"Jurassic World," the latest chapter in the decades-old dinosaur saga, left a historical footprint at the box office this weekend.
This photo provided by Universal Pictures shows, Chris Pratt as Owen leading the raptors on a mission in a scene from the film, "Jurassic World," directed by Colin Trevorrow. (Photo by ILM/Universal Pictures/Amblin Entertainment/AP)
This photo provided by Universal Pictures shows, Chris Pratt as Owen leading the raptors on a mission in a scene from the film, "Jurassic World," directed by Colin Trevorrow. 

"Jurassic World," the latest chapter in the decades-old dinosaur saga, left a historical footprint at the box office over the weekend.

The film earned $511.8 million in weekend audience attendance from 66 international territories, making it the biggest global debut in history, according to the Associated Press.

Accumulating $204.6 million in the U.S., "Jurassic World" now was the second biggest domestic opening of all time, trailing $3 million behind “The Avengers.”

On Friday alone, "Jurassic World" made an estimated $82.8 million, which gave the franchise the third biggest opening day of all time.

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"It is extraordinary. The film has resonated with audiences around the world," said Nick Carpou, president of domestic distribution at Universal, which is a division of NBCUniversal.

With a release in 4,274 theaters, Jurassic World broke other box office records.

The blockbuster also broke IMAX records, by accumulating $20.6 million solely on domestic IMAX screens.

The franchise has a history of to breaking box office records, as the 1993 "Jurassic Park" film was the first ever to earn more than $50 million in box office sales.

With an anticipated biggest June release of all time, "Jurassic World" is setting unprecedented standards for other summer blockbusters.