Jurassic World claims biggest box office debut in history

DetailsMichelle Clancy | 18 June 2015

Universal's Jurassic World broke the box office sound barrier this past weekend by claiming the biggest worldwide, international and North American debuts in box office history.

Rentrak has announced the top weekly cross-platform entertainment rankings for 17 June, finding that Jurassic World, the first movie to ever debut with more than $500 million in box-office sales, ruled the earth with a $524.1 million worldwide gross that combined a record $315.3 million internationally with a record North American debut of $208.8 million.

On the digital purchases and rentals chart Warner Bros' American Sniper, now in its sixth week of release, maintained its spot at the top of the chart. Fox's Kingsman: The Secret Service held strong in second place in its third week of release, while Lionsgate's The Duff debuted strong in its first week of release, landing at No 3.

The SpongeBob Squarepants Movie: Sponge Out of Water took the top spot on the DVD and Blu-Ray Disc sales list and lands in second on the rental chart, after Jennifer Lopez and The Boy Next Door.

The Movies on Demand chart meanwhile saw Warner Bros' comedy Focus, starring Will Smith take the No 1 spot.

Once, again Azteca America's Futbol Liga MX is No 1 on the top viewer engagement for broadcast telecasts chart, followed by Telemundo's El Senor de los Cielos and the Caso Cerrado Edicion Especial in third place.