Jurassic World roars past $1bn global Box Office milestone

Universal's dinosaur title joins an elite group of only four movies to pass the milestone at the global Box Office.
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Universal’s Jurassic World has roared past $1bn at the overseas Box Office, becoming only the fourth ever film to reach the milestone.

This year’s newest installation in the Jurassic franchise now joins the likes of Avatar, Titanic and Furious 7, cementing the film studio’s record summer.

Universal owns two of the four movies to achieve the landmark total at the overseas Box Office, with both Jurassic World and Furious 7 under its umbrella.

Jurassic World has now grossed $1.003 billion internationally, while Furious 7 has secured a total of $1.16 billion since its release in April this year.

This compares to the $2.03 billion amassed for James Cameron’s Avatar in 2009 and the $1.53 billion made for his 1997 hit, Titanic.

This weekend has also seen Universal surpass the $6 billion mark in global box office receipts for the year, billed by the Hollywood Reporter as ‘the biggest showing in history for a Hollywood film studio, by far.’

Directed by Colin Trevorrow, Jurassic World’s final market is Japan, where it has stormed the Box Office with $63.1 million in its first 30 days.

“Everybody has taken a shine to Jurassic World. It has dominated the world, and we got every quadrant everywhere,” said president of Universal’s international operation, Duncan Clark.

“We will probably be the number one film of the year in Japan.”

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