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Jurassic World earns half a billion dollars in opening weekend

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The top worldwide opening in history, Universal's $511.8m haul "obliterated expectations," reports Pamela McClintock. $204.6m of that was earned in the U.S.

"This is absolutely a four-quadrant movie and is working on so many levels. The release date was awesome, and everybody stayed off of our date," said Universal domestic distribution chief Nick Carpou. …

Internationally, China led overseas with $100.8 million, followed by the U.K. and Ireland ($29.6 million), Mexico ($16.2 million), South Korea ($14.4 million), France ($12.5 million), Australia ($12.1 million), Germany ($11 million) and Russia ($9.4 million).

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows came close, but fell at few million short of the $500m mark in its first weekend.

Sesame Street takes on Jurassic Park in latest hilarious parody

Sesame Street always nails its pop culture parodies, and this take on Jurassic Park is no exception.

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Refrigerator full of Super Nintendo Jurassic Park cartridges could be yours

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It's on eBay for $1,500, but the seller is entertaining offers. "No questions or answers have been posted about this item." [via @toastmaster]

Just in time for the new Jurassic World (Jurassic Park) movie that is coming out, you can have your very own refrigerator full of Snes Jurassic Park carts!! There are just about 300 Jurassic Park carts including a handful of CIB copies and a PAL version CIB. I will also include the schlue of other Jurassic Park games: gameboy CIB, Sega Genesis, Sega CD, Sega Saturn CIB copies. Also have a CIB Jurassic Park 2 and sealed JP 2 for snes that will be included. And a laser disk movie for kicks and giggles. Fridge and Bacardi not included

Jurassic Park with cats instead of "velociraptors"

The trailer for the new Jurassic Park film "Jurassic World" has just been released, and it's awesome. (Hello, Chris Pratt-as-dinosaur-hunter!) If you haven't seen it yet, you need to.

But since everyone else is sharing and posting the trailer, I thought I'd share something Jurassic Park-related but a little bit ... different.

David Mizejewski is a naturalist and media personality with the National Wildlife Federation.

Little-known dinosaurs that should make an appearance in Jurassic Park 4

Brian Switek does fantastic work writing about dinosaurs. I haven't finished his new book, My Beloved Brontosaurus , just yet, but it's shaping up to be fantastic — all about the slow, lumbering dinosaurs of our childhoods and how our conception of them morphed into something totally different. He's going to be on Science Friday on, well, Friday. And he's written them a post about four distinctive but seldom-discussed dinosaurs that should really get their 15 minutes of fame.