There’s literally no stopping it now – Jurassic World, already with numerous records in its pocket, has just smashed the $billion mark worldwide in a record-breaking 13 days of release.
The fourth installment of Stephen Spielberg’s hit franchise has beaten previous record holder, and fellow 2015 release, Fast and Furious 7, to the prized milestone – Furious 7, starring the late Paul Walker, previously held the record at 17 days.
Jurassic World has fast become one of the most talked about blockbusters in recent years, with critics praising the dino-spectacle as a breath of fresh air in a blockbuster market that’s become saturated with big-budget special effects and little story.
This year is already gearing up to be one of the most profitable in decades, with big studio released including Avengers: Age of Ultron, Fast and Furious 7, and Fifty Shades of Grey all proving lucrative investments for Hollywood Studios – and with the long-awaited Star Wars: The Force Awakens hitting cinemas worldwide from December, 2015 could very well see one of the biggest box office years in history.
The seventh installment, which sees original stars Harrison Ford, Mark Hamell and Carrie Fischer return to the franchise, is already being tipped to earn well over $2 billion during its release and could very well surpass James Cameron’s Titanic (1997) and Avatar (2009) as the highest grossing film of all time.