'Jurassic World' set to become fastest film to gross $1 billion
Published 22/06/2015 | 22:32
Universal Pictures' 'Jurassic World' dinosaur spectacle is set to become the fastest film to gross $1 billion in box office receipts worldwide on Monday, after last week's record-breaking opening.
The movie, which stars Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard, is expected to hit the milestone just 13 days after its release, the studio said.
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The previous record was set by Universal's 'Furious 7' car-filled action film, which topped $1 billion globally in 17 days after its April release this year.
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.
'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.
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.