Add another box-office record to the list of milestones devoured by Jurassic World, a film that has now reached the $1 billion mark faster than any movie ever made.
Universal Pictures announced the latest achievement for the wildly successful film this week, revealing that director Colin Trevorrow’s dino-powered thriller crossed the $1 billion mark in worldwide box-office revenue after just 13 days. Even more impressive, perhaps, may be the fact that Jurassic World hit that lofty mark more than four days quicker than the previous record-holder, Furious 7, which took 17 days to reach $1 billion worldwide.
Given that it was just two months ago when Universal Pictures proudly announced that its Fast & Furious sequel Furious 7 had become the fastest film to reach $1 billion (eclipsing the 19-day records set by The Avengers and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2), it’s pretty safe to say the studio is having a banner year at the box office.
And at this point, the list of records set by Jurassic World is getting longer by the day.
The film currently holds the prestigious opening-weekend record, as well as the record for the highest-grossing second week at the box office in the U.S. Trevorrow’s film also became the fastest film to hit every major domestic earnings milestone from $100-400 million so far, and tops the rankings for 5-10 day grosses at the box office. As if that wasn’t enough to make it one of the most successful films of all time, it also became the fastest film to earn $500 million internationally (in just 11 days) over the weekend.
Basically, Jurassic World is an Indominus Rex-sized blockbuster — and it’s tearing apart the competition — Disney/Pixar’s Inside Out crossed the $90 million mark for a monster opening last weekend, and that still wasn’t enough to knock Jurassic World off the top spot.
Directed by Trevorrow and produced by Steven Spielberg, Jurassic World stars Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Ty Simpkins, Jake Johnson, Nick Robinson, Irrfan Khan, and Vincent D’Onofrio. The film hit theaters June 12.