Jurassic World pulls in $16m to be the biggest box office opening of 2015

Jurassic World stormed the Australian box office in its opening weekend, taking in $16.063m across 605 screens, making it not only the biggest opening of 2015 but the third highest debut of all time.

The reboot of the dinosaurs series, starring Chris Pratt, posted the largest weekend in history globally with a total box office of $US511.8m, eclipsing Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part Two and becoming the first film to ever cross the $US500m mark in one weekend, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

In Australia its closet rival Entourage could not compete, pulling in $1.255m across 209 screens. Since premiering on June 4 the movie has made $5.903m at the local box office. 

Melissa McCarthy comedy Spy came in at third place, making a total of $1.014m at the box office over the weekend across 278 screens while San Andreas came in well below the $1m mark, making $733,679 across 293 screens.

Mad Max: Fury Road has cracked the $20m mark in total box office, pulling in $686, 569 across 247 screens, taking its total to $20.229m.

Controversial Aloha, which has come under fire for casting Emma Stone as the the one-quarter Hawaiian Allison Ng character, raked in $603,807 across 275 screens. To date it has made $3.069m at the local box office.

Russell Brand’s latest film, The Emporers New Clothes made $19,160 across 14 screens.

Title (Distributor) Weekend B/O Screens Total B/O
Jurassic World (Universal) $16,063,693 605 $16,063,693
Entourage (Wb) $1,255,057 299 $5,903,298
Spy (Fox) $1,014,708 278 $11,888,494
San Andreas (Roadshow) $733,679 273 $7,883,127
Mad Max: Fury Road (Roadshow) $686,569 247 $20,229,667
Hot Pursuit (Wb) $629,550 161 $629,550
Aloha (Fox) $603,807 275 $3,069,166
Woman In Gold (Roadshow) $444,676 201 $4,668,867
Pitch Perfect 2 (Universal) $396,510 220 $27,322,172
Tomorrowland (Disney) $347,977 252 $4,087,380
Dil Dhadakne Do (Eros) $90,976 16 $429,828
The Mafia Kills Only In Summer (Palace) $84,673 12 $303,281
The Avengers: Age Of Ultron (Disney) $70,903 65 $40,017,409
Walking The Camino: Six Ways To Santiago (Umbrella Ent.) $58,322 8 $82,386
Ex Machina (Universal) $42,972 23 $649,880
Wild Tales (Sony) $42,289 7 $338,728
Royal Night Out, A (Paramount) $29,020 65 $2,172,047
The Emperor's New Clothes (Studiocanal) $19,160 14 $27,827
Marshland (Vendetta) $19,145 9 $58,637
Gemma Bovery (Regency Film Distribution) $17,610 18 $310,913

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