Everyone knew Jurassic World would do well for itself. As a sequel to one of the most iconic films of all time — starring one of today’s biggest stars (Chris Pratt) — it was guaranteed to do gangbusters at the box office. At the very least, it’d make back its $150 million budget with enough money to justify another sequel. But no one could have predicted the mammoth success the film has become. As the Inquisitr recently reported, Jurassic World managed to reel in not only over $200 million at the domestic box office, but $500 million worldwide in its opening weekend.
Now the weekend may be over, but that doesn’t mean Jurassic World won’t snatch up the stragglers who weren’t able to get into theaters on Thursday through Friday. According to the Hollywood Reporter, Jurassic World has now locked down another interesting box office record, taking in the most money ever on a non-holiday Monday at $25.6 million (domestically). The previous holder of the record was 2008’s The Dark Knight, at $24.5 million. This places Jurassic World at No. 3 overall, including films that have opened on three-day weekends.
To put things into perspective, the film with the highest grossing Monday of all-time is 2004’s Spider-Man 2, which took in $27.8 million on Independence Day weekend. Given that folks didn’t have Monday off this time around, it’s impressive Jurassic World performed as well as it did. Word of mouth for the dino-flick has been exceptionally positive, and if its trajectory continues, the film will likely knock The Avengers out of the second place spot for highest grossing film of all time.
It’s also likely to oust Furious 7 as the record-holder for a lot of numerous honors, including being the quickest film to hit $1 billion ever. Currently, the record is 17 days, and given that Jurassic World has only been out for a few, and it’s already crossed the $500 million threshold, it’s probably only a matter of time.
The only real obstacle in Jurassic World‘s way may be the latest upcoming Pixar film, Inside Out. So far, as of this writing, Inside Out is sitting pretty on Rotten Tomatoes at 100 percent, with 41 out of 41 positive reviews. Sure, the demographic doesn’t overlap completely, but there’s a good chance that Inside Out and Jurassic World both attract family audiences.
Will Jurassic World be able to keep up the momentum after the Pixar film hits theaters? We’ll have to wait and see. What do you think? Let us know your thoughts below!