June 22, 2015


'Jurassic World' Is About to Make $1 Billion Faster Than Any Movie Ever

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Marc Piasecki/Getty Images

Jurassic World—which many adults have been referring to as Jurassic Park, as in, "I wanna go see that new Jurassic Park for Father's Day!"— is about to make $1 billion.

Movies have done that before. Avatar did it almost three times. The Avengers did it; so did its sequel, earlier this year. Frozen did it. Titanic did it a couple times. 

But nobody's done it this fast. After its second weekend in theaters, the first Jurassic film in 14 years is standing brontosorially high at $981.3 million worldwide. Today World will hit $1 billion in just 13 days; Furious 7, earlier this year, set the record by blasting past a billi in 17 days.

Let Variety hit you with some extra per$pective:

"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."

On its first weekend in America, Jurassic World snatched $208.8 million in its sharp, not-especially-feminist jaws. Over this past weekend, # 2, it chomped down $102 million more. The record-fast billion-busting isn't the movie's only feat; it was the biggest American movie opening ever, and the first film to take home more than $500 million in a single weekend.

Pixar's Inside Out also did really well with $91 million, which is great news because that's a perfect movie. And the Pixar short that runs before it is also perfect. Fun fact about that, too, while we're box-office-ing so hard [via Box Office Mojo]:

"What is startling about Inside Out's weekend is that it is the highest opening weekend ever for an original property (that is to say one that is not a sequel or a non-sourced work), passing Avatar, which made $77M on its December 18-20, 2009 bow."

Helluva summer for movies. Like, we still have a new Mission: Impossible on the way...!?