‘Jurassic World’ overtakes ‘The Avengers’ to become third highest-grossing film ever

Only 'Avatar' and 'Titanic' have raked in more at the global box office

Jurassic World has overtaken The Avengers to become the third highest-grossing film of all time.

Since opening in cinemas in June, Jurassic World has taken over $1.522 billion (£970 million) at the global box office, a shade over the $1.520 billion (£970 million) grossed by Marvel’s The Avengers in 2012.

Avatar is top of the all time list with $2.788 billion (£1.76 billion), followed by Titanic with $2.186 billion (£1.38 billion). The Avengers now slips to fourth on the all time list, with this year’s Fast & Furious 7 in fifth place with global takings of $1.511 billion (£970 million).

The original Jurassic Park films sits at 18th on the all time list with takings of $1.029 billion (£660 million) from its original 1993 release and 2013’s 20th anniversary re-release.

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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.

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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.