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'Jurassic World' passes 'Avengers' for biggest opening ever

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(Universal Pictures/Amblin Entertainment via AP). This photo provided by Universal Pictures shows, Bryce Dallas Howard, from left, as Claire, Chris Pratt as Owen, Nick Robinson as Zach, and Ty Simpkins as Gray. (Universal Pictures/Amblin Entertainment via AP). This photo provided by Universal Pictures shows, Bryce Dallas Howard, from left, as Claire, Chris Pratt as Owen, Nick Robinson as Zach, and Ty Simpkins as Gray.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - The dinosaurs are definitively back on top after "Jurassic World" had a Tyrannosaurus rex-sized opening that proved even bigger than expected.

The film brought in a whopping $208.8 million in its first weekend in theaters, according to Universal Pictures on Monday.

It's the highest-grossing opening weekend of all time.

Chris Pratt stars in the fourth installment of the popular series, directed by Colin Trevorrow.

Internationally, the film grossed a similarly mighty $315.3 million, bringing its international total to a record $524.1 million.

"Marvel's The Avengers" had previously held the domestic all-time opening weekend record. That film opened to $207.4 million in 2012.

"Jurassic World" is the latest in a string of successes for Universal in 2015, including "Fifty Shades of Grey," ''Furious 7" and "Pitch Perfect 2."

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