Definitive proof that people still really love dinosaurs.
Jurassic World was always going to be a hit, but the fact that the movie is taking the global box office by storm, smashing numerous records in the process, has caught almost everyone by surprise. After two disappointing sequels and a 14 year gap between movies, the fact that Colin Trevorrow?s movie is set to become one of the biggest commercial hits in history is an incredible achievement.
Universal Pictures must be rubbing their hands in glee after enjoying such a banner year at the box office; along with the success of Jurassic World, the studio?s Furious 7 recently passed The Avengers? $1.518bn total to become the third highest-grossing movie of all-time, while fellow smash hits Fifty Shades of Grey and Pitch Perfect 2 have seen the studio enjoy the most financially successful 12 months in its 103 year history.
Jurassic World seems like the movie already has its sights set on Furious 7?s place on the all-time chart, and has every chance of becoming the biggest movie in history that wasn?t directed by James Cameron. At least until December anyway, when Star Wars: The Force Awakens comes along. With no signs of slowing down, this article will take a look at some of the box office records that the fourth entry in the franchise has completely destroyed, breaking down just why the numbers are so impressive.