Date: 22nd June 2015
Jurassic World is poised to cross $1 billion at the global box office more quickly than any film before it.
The dinosaur blockbuster should eclipse that mark on Monday after 13 days in theaters, trumping the record set earlier this year by “Furious 7,” which took 17 days to pass that barrier. Currently, the Universal release’s worldwide total sits at $981.3 million, after topping foreign charts this weekend with a $160.5 million haul from 66 territories.
The film has shattered expectations. Going into the summer, analysts expected that the picture would be overshadowed by “Minions” and “Avengers: Age of Ultron.” Now, it has a chance of being the highest-grossing release of the year, potentially giving “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” a run for its money when it debuts this December.
"It’s destroying box office records," said Jeff Bock, an analyst with Exhibitor Relations. "It will be interesting to see how well it continues to perform. Can ‘Star Wars’ even compete with this film?"
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