The 2-page handout

The reading

The movie Jurassic World has broken box office records around the world. It is the first movie ever to make more than $500 million at movie theatres on its opening weekend. Ticket sales in the US were $204 million. In China, they were $100 million and in the UK they were $30 million. A senior media analyst said about the box office record: "No one saw this coming." However, the film didn't beat the record for the most successful opening weekend movie in the United States. That record is still held by The Avengers, which took $207 million back in 2012. The success of Jurassic World surprised many movie industry experts. They expected the film to make just $100 million in the USA.

Make sure you try all of the online activities for this reading and listening - There are dictations, multiple choice, drag and drop activities, crosswords, hangman, flash cards, matching activities and a whole lot more. Please enjoy :-)

Jurassic World is the fourth installment in the Jurassic Park series. The first was Jurassic Park in 1993, which earned more than $1 billion globally. The latest movie was the most popular film of the weekend in all 66 countries where it was released. There are many reasons why the film did so well on its opening weekend. One reason is the fact than many parents who watched the first Jurassic Park when they were children took their own kids along to see Jurassic World. Another reason is because the movie opened on the same weekend in China as it did in the US. It is unusual for any movie to be released at the same time in the two countries. China is the world's second biggest film market.



More Activities