Universal’s Jurassic World became the biggest weekend opener of all time, it then became the biggest film of 2015 (so far), and it currently sits at number four in the US overall box office gross charts with $612.6 million (behind The Avengers with $623.3 million). However, still on release and going strong, Jurassic World is expected to easily pass the Avengers into third place.
Now another milestone has been reached, as Jurassic World has just past The Avengers at the global box office, making it the third highest grossing film of all time!
This weekend saw Colin Trevorrow’s magnificent film achieve a global haul of $1.522 billion, just edging past The Avengers, which had grossed $1.520 billion. Jurassic World is now in third place, and it still has to open in Japan, so there is still plenty more money to be made.
So far, in the US alone the film has grossed $612.6 million, and is still doing some good business, while the rest of the world saw the record breaker achieve a monstrous $907.3 million, and is still on sale.
This is a great achievement for a film that, after the first trailer, was met with a fair amount of negative reactions. Never mind though, Jurassic World has become a huge success, and it will likely stay as the third highest grossing film ever for a few months.
2015 is the year of the really big films, and while Jurassic World has done jaw-dropping business, there are still a couple of minor films on the horizon which threaten its dominance. Bond is back in Spectre, and then there is that little sci-fi film directed by JJ Abrams which a few people are interested in. My prediction is that Star Wars: The Force Awakens will knock Jurassic World off, so Universal, enjoy it while it lasts.
It is doubtful that the top two ranking films will be knocked off any time soon though. Titanic is at number two with $2.186 billion, while Avatar still sits at number one with $2.788 billion. Is it possible that Star Wars can top that?
Directed by Colin Trevorrow and Executive Produced by Steven Spielberg, Jurassic World stars Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Ty Simpkins, Nick Robinson, Irrfan Khan, Vincent D’Onofrio, Jake Johnson, Omar Sy, BD Wong and Judy Greer.
Jurassic World opened in cinemas June 11th 2015.
Twenty-two years after the events of ‘Jurassic Park’ (1993), Isla Nublar now features a fully functioning dinosaur theme park, Jurassic World, as originally envisioned by John Hammond. After 10 years of operation and visitor rates declining, in order to fulfill a corporate mandate, a new attraction is created to re-spark visitor’s interest, which backfires horribly.