'Jurassic World' Has Highest-Grossing Global Opening

Cast member Chris Pratt poses at the premiere of "Jurassic World" in Hollywood, California, June 9, 2015. The movie opened in the U.S. on June 12. Mario Anzuoni/Reuters

Jurassic World, the fourth installment of the Jurassic Park film series, just had the highest-grossing global opening in history, bringing in an estimated $511.8 million globally. The film cost $150 million to produce.

The Universal film's earnings places it just ahead of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows—Part 2, which made $483.2 million worldwide during its opening weekend in 2011.

Jurassic World, starring Chris Pratt, hauled in around $204.6 million from North American audiences and $307.2 million from overseas. Its U.S. earnings puts it just behind The Avengers, which made $207.4 million domestically its opening weekend in 2012.

The dinosaur-packed adventure film exceeded Hollywood analysts' expectations almost twofold. They predicted it would make $120 million in the U.S.

The Jurassic Park series has made more than $2 billion worldwide. Steven Spielberg directed the first two Jurassic Park films and acted as executive producer for both the third film and Jurassic World.