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'Jurassic World' grosses $1 billion at box office in record time

Dinosaur sequel crosses the $1 billion mark at the global box office in just 13 days

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Jurassic World has grossed $1 billion (£630 million) at the global box office in record time.

The dinosaur sequel starring Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard reached the milestone in just 13 days, smashing the previous record of 17 days, which was set by Fast & Furious 7 in April. It becomes the 22nd film to rake in over $1 billion at cinemas worldwide.

Meanwhile, Fast & Furious 7 is now the fourth highest-grossing film of all time with global takings of $1.51 billion (£950 million), which puts it very narrowly behind the third-highest grossing film, The Avengers, which earned $1.52 billion (£960 million). Avatar is top of the all time list with $2.79 billion (£1.76 billion), followed by Titanic with $2.19 billion (£1.38 billion).

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Jurassic World has revived the dinosaur film franchise nearly 14 years after the last instalment, 2001's Jurassic Park III. Colin Trevorrow, who previously made acclaimed 2012 indie comedy film Safety Not Guaranteed, directed from a script he co-wrote, while Steven Spielberg – who directed the first two films in the franchise – served as an executive producer.

Last year (2014) Trevorrow explained that Jurassic World was designed with sequels in mind, saying: "We wanted to create something that would be a little bit less arbitrary and episodic, and something that could potentially arc into a series that would feel like a complete story."

However, the director has since ruled himself out of directing a sequel to Jurassic World himself. Chris Pratt, meanwhile, has confirmed that he is signed up to star in multiple future Jurassic Park films should they be given a green light.

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