‘Jurassic World’ to cross $1 billion worldwide after 13 days
“Jurassic World” is expected to roar past $1 billion at the global box office faster than any film in history.
Universal Pictures, the studio behind the beloved franchise, said Monday it will take “Jurassic World” just 13 days to reach the box office milestone, surpassing the previous 14-day record set by “The Avengers” in 2012.
The dinosaur film has collected $402.8 million domestically in 10 days and $584.4 million overseas since its international rollout began on June 10, according to studio estimates.
Internationally, the latest installment will pass the $640-million lifetime box office total of “Jurassic Park” (which includes the first run, reissues and 3-D) and become the highest-grossing film in the “Jurassic” franchise.
China is the top grossing territory to date, pulling in an estimated $164.4 million. The U.K. and Ireland follow with $60.3 million and Mexico with $29 million. Japan is the only territory left to release on Aug. 5.
The “Jurassic” feat marks yet another win for Universal Pictures. This is the second film to achieve $1 billion this year following the April release of “Furious 7,” another popular Universal franchise.
Its movies -- including “Fifty Shades of Grey,” “Furious 7" and “Pitch Perfect 2" -- have grossed more than $3.8 billion globally. That surpasses the century-old studio’s previous record: $3.69 billion in 2013, when it released “Despicable Me 2" and “Fast & Furious 6.”
Universal’s upcoming animated feature “Minions,” which hits North American theaters July 10, is also poised for a big opening. It kicked off in four international territories this week — Australia, Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore — with $12.5 million.
Heading into its opening weekend in the U.S. and Canada, tracking suggested that “Jurassic World” would make up to $150 million. Universal had an even more modest forecast of about $100 million.
Instead, the latest “Jurassic” installment became the second film in history to break $200 million, trailing only the $207.4-million opening of “The Avengers” in 2012. The film also notched the biggest haul in history for a film in its second weekend with $106.6 million.
The robust box-office earnings for “Jurassic” come as no surprise. The film, directed by Colin Trevorrow and starring Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard, has received decent reviews from critics and scored an A from the audience polling firm CinemaScore.
Pratt has been making headlines since he shaped up for his role in last summer’s surprise blockbuster “Guardians of the Galaxy.” The 35-year-old has become known as an actor on the rise in Hollywood.
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