Updated July 22, 2015 at 4:45 p.m. ET: Deadline reports that Jurassic World has overtaken Avengers as the third highest grossing film of all time at the global box office. According to the report, Jurassic World's receipts total $1.522 billion to Avengers' $1.52 billion, pushing Avengers into fourth place.
Ahead of Jurassic World at second and first place, respectively, are Titanic with $2.19 billion, and Avatar with $2.79 billion. Avengers remains ahead of Jurassic World domestically, with Avengers carrying a total U.S. box office of $625.1 million to Jurassic World's $614.3 million.
Updated June 15, 2015 at 2:10 p.m. ET: Deadline is now reporting that Jurassic World has officially eclipsed Avengers for the strongest domestic opening weekend of all time, with the Chris Pratt-starring film earning a whopping $208.8 million, compared to Avengers' $207.4 million.
Original Story: Deadline is reporting that the recently debuted Jurassic World beat industry projections for opening day ticket sales Friday, with strong Saturday and Sunday numbers which could ultimately lead to it surpassing 2012's The Avengers as the biggest domestic opening weekend of all time.
Comparing apples to apples, on Friday Jurassic World earned $82.6 million in 4,274 theatres, while The Avengers opening day Friday earned $80.8m in 4,349 theatres. Warner Bros.' Man of Steel beat both in a one-day record of $116.6m, but trailed off through its weekend.
After that strong opening day for Jurassic World, preliminary totals for Saturday and Sunday from Deadline have it pegged at $208-$210m.The original Avengers movie holds the record for highest opening weekend sales with $207.4 million, with Avengers: Age of Ultron placing second with $191.27m just a few weeks ago.