Metal Gear Solid V’s opening day beats Jurassic World, Avengers combined

$179 million day-one dollars

The two movies that made the most opening day money in 2015 (Avengers: Boring Subtitle and Jurassic World, respectively) actually sit at numbers two and three for top-grossing opening day all-time, only beat out by Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2

Avengers 2 pulled in about $84.5 million, Jurassic World $82 million. (Harry Potter, $91 million opening day.)

Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain made $179 million globally on its opening day, according to Adobe Digital Index’s report on gaming trends. That’s more than double its $80 million budget. And to think, Konami wants to stop giving Kojima money and stop making console games altogether.

Worth noting that movies are generally judged via opening weekend numbers, wherein Jurassic World did $209 million, Avengers 2 $191 million. Games, which release on Tuesdays, don’t exactly have an analogue. And, worth noting, Grand Theft Auto V pulled in $800 million in day-one sales, though Metal Gear is pretty god damn niche, and more original and out there than most of game’s highest-grossers (sports, multiplayer shooters).

Metal Gear Solid V’s opening day was twice as good as Avengers: Age of Ultron’s [VentureBeat]

Steven Hansen