Jurassic World’s international box office numbers topped $1 billion.
Universal’s dinosaur action-packed film becomes only the fourth movie to surpass the 10-figure mark with $1.003 billion, joining Fox’s Avatar ($2.027 billion) and Titanic($1.528 billion) and Universal’s Furious 7 ($1.162 billion).
“When we opened the film, we never expected to get to $1 billion but we knew we had the goods along with tremendous support from marketing and filmmakers who gave us everything,” Duncan Clark, the president of distribution for Universal Pictures International, told Variety. “It became a movie for teens and the entire family in every country.”
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Jurassic World, starring Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard and directed by Colin Trevorrow, garnered $647.5 million in North America and $1.64 billion worldwide, making it the third highest-grossing film, following only Avatar at $2.79 billion and Titanic at $2.19 billion.
“Jurassic World had the biggest opening weekend at the international ($315 million), domestic ($208.7 million) and worldwide box office, grossing $523.7 million globally. It also holds the record for the fastest any film has crossed $1 billion worldwide, needing only 13 days.”
Universal also announced that they had reached $6.043 billion ($3.886 billion internationally and $2.157 billion in the United States) at the worldwide box office this year. This made them the first studio to ever reach the $6 billion milestone. They are also the first studio to ever have three films top $1 billion in worldwide box office grosses in a single year with Jurassic World, Furious 7, and Minions.
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Jurassic World, produced by Frank Marshall, Patrick Crowley, and Spielberg, was Universal’s highest-grossing film ever in Australia, Belgium, Denmark, Hong Kong, Korea, Philippines, Singapore, and Taiwan. It had a $150 million production budget.
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According to the Canada Journal, the Jurassic World sequel will open in theaters on June 22, 2018. Pratt, Howard, and most of the cast will return, but no director has been set. Colin Trevorrow and Derek Connolly wrote the script for Jurassic World and will be writing the script for the sequel as well.
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