The movie also topped £1 billion globally, making it the third-highest-grossing film of all time
Jurassic World has become only the fourth movie ever to surpass the one billion dollar mark in non-American box office takings, topping the figure this weekend, according to Variety.com.
The tally makes the fourth film in the Jurassic Park series the third highest-grossing film of all time globally, behind only Avatar and Titanic. Its takings total $1.65 billion (£1.08 billion) internationally to date, more than 10 times its budget of $150 million (£98 million). Avatar currently holds the record for highest global takings, at $2.69 billion (£1.76 billion).
When it was released in June, Jurassic World also scored the fastest opening weekend in both America and internationally, grossing $209 million (£137 million) and $524 million (£343 million) respectively.
Chris Pratt, who stars alongside Bryce Dallas Howard and Ty Simpkins, posted about the film’s successes on Facebook after the opening week, saying:
“It feels so wonderful to hear the overwhelmingly positive response. We are incredibly blessed and overcome with joy at the outcome of the movie and couldn’t be more appreciative for the amazing support you’ve shown so far. This is bigger than all of us. Thank you, thank you, thank you!”
Duncan Clark of Universal has also spoken of the film’s success, telling Variety: “When we opened the film, we never expected to get to $1 billion but we knew we had the goods along with tremendous support from marketing and filmmakers who gave us everything. It became a movie for teens and the entire family in every country.”
Jurassic World saw the series revived after a gap of 14 years following Jurassic Park III. A sequel has already been scheduled for a June 2018 release.
Read NME’s 8/10 review of the movie here.