Jurassic World devours box office alive, earns fastest $1 billion
Two months after Fast and Furious 7 became the fastest film to reach $1 billion worldwide by earning the money in 17 days, Jurassic World has usurped the title. In 13 days flat, the film starring Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard and Irrfan Khan has earned the mammoth $1 billion (approximiately Rs 6300 crore).Updated: Jun 23, 2015 13:20 IST
Two months after Fast and Furious 7 became the fastest film to reach $1 billion worldwide by earning the money in 17 days, Jurassic World has usurped the title. In 13 days flat, the film starring Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard and Irrfan Khan has earned the mammoth amount (approximiately Rs 6300 crore).
The film has also earned $402.8 million in the US, which means it also holds the title for fastest film to reach $400 million domestic. It accomplished this feat in 10 days.Jurassic World had a bumper opening and earned $511 million in 3 days at the box office after its release.
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.
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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.
Even when adjusted for ticket price inflation, Jurassic World outpaced Steven Spielberg's Jurassic Park, which made $50 million in first-weekend sales - or roughly $99 million at current prices - when it opened in 1993, according to New York Times.
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, and is gearing up for the release of the animated Minions movie and the R-rated raunchy comedy Ted 2 in the summer.
First Published: Jun 23, 2015 09:39 IST