FX has secured exclusive television rights to Jurassic World, mere hours after the dino-mite thriller saw its opening weekend tallies revised up to all-around record-setting levels.
Based on updated numbers, the U.S. box office haul for the Chris Pratt-fronted follow-up to Jurassic Park amassed $208.8 million in its debut, besting previous record holder The Avengers (which raked in $207.4 in its opening weekend). Globally, Jurassic World also set records with box office receipts totaling $315.3 million, edging out Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2 ($314 mil).
Earlier this year, FX secured the television rights to Furious 7 (which has grossed over $1.5 billion worldwide) and Pitch Perfect 2.
In addition to Parks and Recreation alum Pratt, Jurassic World features familiar TV faces such as Vincent D’Onofrio (Law & Order, Daredevil), Jake M. Johnson (New Girl), Judy Greer (Arrested Development, Archer), B.D. Wong (Law & Order: SVU), Nick Robinson (Melissa & Joey) and Lauren Lapkus (Orange Is the New Black).
Jurassic World will hit FX in mid- to late 2017. In the meantime, get thee to a Cineplex! It’s a charming little art house flick; like Amélie, but with more teeth and talons.