‘Jurassic World’ Passes ‘Avengers’ to Become Third Biggest Film in History

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Jurassic World” is now the third highest-grossing film in history, behind only “Titanic” and “Avatar.”

The dinosaur thriller has racked up $1.52 billion, pushing it past “Marvel’s The Avengers” and its $1.52 billion haul. Universal, the studio behind “Jurassic World,” has cracked the top five list of highest-grossing films twice this year after propelling “Furious 7” to $1.51 billion globally. Prior to 2015, no Universal release had ever passed $1 billion at the worldwide box office.

“Jurassic World” has grossed $614.3 million at the domestic box office, making it only the fourth film in North American history to cross $600 million mark. It has generated an additional $907.3 million at the foreign box office.

The film stars Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard, with Colin Trevorrow handling directing duties. More than a decade separated installments in the series, as “Jurassic Park III” hit theaters in 2001.

“Jurassic World” has one remaining territory left to open — Japan, where it debuts on August 5. With ticket sales winding down in the U.S. and China, the two biggest markets for film, “Jurassic World” is unlikely to topple “Titanic” and its $2.18 billion haul or “Avatar” and its $2.79 billion bounty from their spots on the chart.

“It will have to settle for No. 3 and go home crying,” jokes Phil Contrino, vice president and chief analyst at BoxOffice.com.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    The power of name brand recognition, movie was not that good.

  2. Joe says:

    Congrats to everyone on that movie.
    Well done!

  3. Pixworks says:

    Jurassic World’s a good movie, but there’s NO WAY it deserves to be number 3 on the highest grossing movie list. Hopefully Star Wars will go past JW later this year and bump it down to 4.

  4. The third highest grossing movie is Star Wars. Jurassic World isn’t even in the top ten, and nothing will likely beat Gone With The Wind’s 3.4 billion any time soon.

  5. jj says:

    If ever a movie was undeserving of it’s box office success, Jurassic World is that movie. Crap direction, crap writing, crap special effects. Complete garbage all around. Usually movies that perform this well are at least B work. Jurassic World is F work. If the studio can even figure out how to make a sequel from the crap that’s left, may be they can raise the material to match the actors’ ability. Please don’t let the director come back or ruin Star Wars either.

    • kylevpirate says:

      I give you it’s not all that but you could say the same for The Avengers or Titanic or Avatar. No it wasn’t the best Jurassic Park or the best movie of all time but it was definitely a crowd pleaser with great special effects to boot and a over all fun summer popcorn flick like The Avengers

    • no,you’re just full of it,that’s all & must’ve never seen a good movie.

  6. Joom says:

    This list wold look a lot different if they adjusted the box office takes for inflation. On the adjusted list Jurassic World and The Avengers are sitting at #27 and #28.

  7. Larry says:

    Funny how the first two films on the list were both lousy.

  8. Lee Pierce says:

    It only needs 30 million to beat titanic. Definitely doable, especially if it brings in ten million/weekend.

    • Sorry, Lee, your math is incorrect. “Jurassic World” will need a good half-billion to reach no. 2 “Titanic,” far more than 30-mill. Most certainly Japan’s box-office will not be able to push it past 2-bill.

      • kylevpirate says:

        He is talking about Domestically not Internationally which will not reach Titanic. The only other plausible 2 billion plus films out there in the foreseeable future is Avatar 2 itself but truth be told who knows. I don’t even Avatars sequel will surpass its predecessor.

  9. James says:

    Great. There’s a new answer for “What is the third highest grossing movie in history?” when I play Trivial Pursuit. Whoopee!

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