‘Jurassic World’ Surpasses ‘Avengers,’ Sets Sequel Date


A big day for a big movie. Earlier today, Jurassic World surpassed The Avengers to become the third highest grossing movie of all-time with $1.52 billion in worldwide box office. Universal is quick to boast that the film reached the total in only 40 days whereas Earth’s Mightiest Heroes took 133 days.

Titanic and Avatar are the only other movies to bring in more money and their records seem safe given a 40-day snapshot comparison of box office trends. Titanic and Avatar were dominating the box office and heading into awards season by adding screens, whereas Jurassic World is gradually reducing its screen count as the summer weeks pass.

Jurassic World has made $614 million domestically. Universal reports that the other $907.3 million came from international screenings, of which $228 million comes from China. The UK has chipped in $88.7 million while South Korea has added another $41.7 million. The film has one international market left – Japan, where the film will open on August 5.

Meanwhile, it was a foregone conclusion that Jurassic World would spawn a sequel and sure enough, Universal announced today that Jurassic World 2 will hit theaters on June 22, 2018. Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard will be back for more dino-mayhem.

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