Move aside superheroes.
“Jurassic World” has now surpassed “The Avengers” to become the third highest-grossing movie of all time.
We first saw this on The Wrap.
Since its release in June, Universal’s “Jurassic World,” has grossed an incredible $US1.52 billion worldwide.
Over $US612 million of that has been stateside.
2012’s “The Avengers” grossed approximately $US1,519,557,910 at theatres.
This year’s sequel, “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” has made $US1.39 million worldwide to date.
Here’s a look at the top five highest-grossing movies of all time, according to Box Office Mojo:
|Movie||Release Date||Worldwide Box Office||Estimated Budget|
|1. “Avatar” (Fox)||12/18/2009||$US2.78 billion||n/a|
|2. “Titanic” (Paramount)||12/19/1997||$US2.18 billion||$US200 million|
|3. “Jurassic World” (Universal)||6/12/2015||$US1.52 billion||n/a|
|4. “The Avengers” (Disney)||5/4/2012||$US1.519 billion||$US220 million|
|5. “Furious 7” (Universal)||4/3/2015||$US1.511 billion||$US190 million|
Take a close look at that list and you’ll see Universal is topping the list with another addition from this year — April’s runaway hit “Furious 7.” It actually could very well pass “Avengers” as well.
The studio recently crossed $US5 billion worldwide at the box office for the year.
That’s faster than any other studio has ever hit that mark.
While “Jurassic World” sits pretty in that top 3 spot for now, we’re sure the dinos won’t stay at third place for long.
Come December 18 when “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” is released, we may have a new king of the box office, which could even topple director James Cameron’s reign at the top.
One lesson’s clear from the performance of “Jurassic World”: Audiences certainly love nostalgia when it’s done right.
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