Universal Pictures‘ “Jurassic World” dinosaur spectacle is reported to become the fastest film to gross $1 billion in box office receipts worldwide on Monday, after last week’s record-breaking opening, Reuters reports.
The movie, which stars Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard, is expected to hit this milestone about 2 weeks after its release, the studio said.
The previous record was set by Universal’s “Furious 7” car-filled action thriller, which hit the $1 billion mark in global sales in 17 days after its April release this year. Furious 7‘s is believed to have been a huge success because of the diversity of cast along with the global shooting locations, which helped in drawing a massive global audience for the movie. Click here if you missed it!
Over the weekend, “Jurassic World” scored the highest-grossing second week at the domestic box office with $106.6 million, topping $400 million in North America in 10 days.
“Jurassic World,” a co-production with Legendary Pictures which rebooted Steven Spielberg’s dormant “Jurassic Park” franchise nearly 15 years after the first trilogy ended, is the latest film for Comcast Corp-owned Universal Pictures to score big at the box office this year.
The studio has also enjoyed hits with February’s erotic “Fifty Shades of Grey” film and May’s female-led singing comedy “Pitch Perfect 2.”
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