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Jurassic World hits $1 billion globally in under two weeks

Jurassic World

Story by Jack Foley

JURASSIC World has continued to roar its way into the record books, becoming the fastest movie in history to cross the $1 billion mark at the global box office.

The Colin Trevorrow-directed dinosaur blockbuster is setting new landmarks almost every day but becoming the 22nd member of the $1 billion club in such quick fashion is by far the most impressive.

In the US, meanwhile, the film cleared $400 million on Sunday (Father’s Day), also at record pace. It took previous record holder The Avengers 14 days to hit $400 million, whereas Jurassic World managed it in just 10.

It also performed much better than expected on Father’s Day itself, taking its confirmed total for its second weekend of US release to $106.6 million and thereby making it the top sophomore gross of all time, besting the $103.1 million earned domestically by Avengers in its second weekend.

In what is proving to be a mega year at the world-wide box office, Jurassic World also became the third film to hit the billion dollar mark in 2015 alone: behind fellow Universal title Fast & Furious 7 ($1.51 billion) and Marvel/Disney’s sequel Avengers: Age of Ultron ($1.37 billion).

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