News Nuggets: ‘Jurassic World’ devours global box office record

Newcomer “Jurassic World” dominates the worldwide box office this weekend with an opening take of $511 million. For its domestic returns, it brings in $204.6 million, just behind the all-time leader, “The Avengers” in 2012 with $207.4 million. The movie is at the top of the charts in 66 markets overseas. The film is a sequel from the Steven Spielberg blockbusters from two decades ago. The new version is directed by Colin Trevorrow and stars Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard. Deadline

The overwhelming success of “Jurassic World” still doesn’t overshadow the release of indie film “Me and Earl and the Dying Girl.” The Sundance favorite sets no records with its limited debut, but Fox Searchlight is hoping for a hit that lasts all summer long. They would like for it to follow the lead from “Napoleon Dynamite” a few years back as a festival smash that young people can’t stop discussing. Stars include Olivia Cooke and Thomas Mann for the film directed by Alfonso Gomez-Rejon. Variety

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Robert Bianco reminds that Emmy ballots are out on Monday and that new rules are in play. With more TV programming than ever, the TV Academy is expanding its series categories to seven nominees each. His wish list for Best Comedy Series includes “The Big Bang Theory,” “Jane the Virgin,” “Louie,” “Modern Family,” “Silicon Valley,” “Transparent,” and “Veep.” For Best Drama Series, he has “The Americans,” “Empire,” “Game of Thrones,” “The Good Wife,” “Justified,” “Masters of Sex,” and “Mad Men.” USA Today

Matthew Jacobs is one of the first to review the third season of “Orange is the New Black.” New episodes debuted on Netflix Friday, and he calls it “tremendously alluring” and that it “feels like checking in on dear friends who have been absent from our lives for the better part of a year.” He also adds that “the characters are so well-realized, it is hard not to find more than enough to love in its storylines.” The show competed at the Emmys last year as a comedy but new Emmy rules are moving it into the 2015 drama races. Huffington Post

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The 2015 Queen’s Birthday Honours list this weekend includes knighthoods for Irish rocker Van Morrision and British comedian Lenny Henry. American actor Kevin Spacey receives an honorary knighthood. Among other entertainers on the list are: Benedict Cumberbatch (CBE), Chiwetel Ejiofor (CBE), Nigel Lythgoe (OBE), Lesley Manville (OBE), Steven Moffat (OBE), and Eddie Redmayne (CBE). BBC News

Turner Classic Movies will honor Sir Christopher Lee with a movie marathon on June 22. The prolific actor died in England last Sunday at age 93. The slate of films that day includes “The Mummy,” “The Curse of Frankenstein,” “Horror of Dracula,” “Horror Express,” and “The Three Musketeers.” Thompson on Hollywood

Sunday’s gay pride parade in Los Angeles features Channing Tatum, Matt Bomer, and Adam Rodriguez on a “Magic Mike XXL” float. Other highlights include cast members from “Transparent,” “The Fosters,” and “Chasing Life.” James Corden made a surprise appearance at the kick-off party Friday night. The Wrap

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