Jurassic World Becomes Fourth Film in History to Break $1 Billion Abroad
Jurassic World just joined the highest-earning American movies abroad—ever, crossing the $1 billion mark in foreign sales. It is keeping good company there with the only other films to earn the honor: Avatar, Titanic and Furious 7.
For some, this is a testament to the power of a beloved franchise and popcorn blockbuster. For others, it is a sign that Hollywood’s penchant for remakes and sequels isn’t going anywhere anytime soon. After all, two franchises now share 50% of the honor.
Of course, this isn’t the only record Jurassic World has earned. The film roared past $1 billion worldwide in less than two weeks. It is also the third highest-earning film of all time worldwide and domestically. It seems fitting that the film would become the fourth film to gross over $1 billion oversees. (Avatar and Titanic are the other two.)
With such an impressive portfolio, it is likely that Universal will end 2015 as the top company in the industry. Their only rival is Disney. Both The Avengers: Age of Ultron and Inside Out had impressive days at the box office, and Star Wars: The Force Awakens is likely to crush records in its own right. Does it have the strength to take down Jurassic World’s individual stats? Who knows? Despite the unmistakable Star Wars fever that currently pervades social media (and the loyal cult and mainstream following of the franchise), these dinosaurs are going to be hard to follow.