In the race for box office records, it seemed “Furious 7” would be hard to beat. But like a hungry Indominous Rex, “Jurassic World” has been chomping up records left and right since its June 12 debut, first scoring the biggest worldwide opening weekend of all time, then the biggest domestic opening weekend of all time. And while “Furious 7” achieved the jaw-dropping milestone of racing to $1 billion in only 17 days — besting previous champs “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows — Part 2” and “The Avengers” — apparently that was just too long for “World,” which blew past that impressive feat in just 13 days.
As Forbes reports, “World” has been on an insane trajectory since its release. It sat at the 75th all-time spot on the global box office charts on Friday, before leap-frogging up 52 spots on the list by weekend’s end. On Sunday night, it sat at around $981 million, and reached the sweet, round $1 billion mark on Monday, placing it at number 22 on the all-time list — and rising.
It seems that the sky’s the limit for “Jurassic World,” and TheWrap wonders if it has enough momentum to take on the top of the all-time list: “Avatar” ($2.8 billion) and “Titanic” ($2.2 billion). At this point, “World” should easily slide into the top ten on the chart, though those are some huge numbers near the peak. Still, “World” has already proven that it can beat Marvel, so the sky is really the limit for this flick; its real competition will be out later this year (hey there, “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 2” and “Star Wars: The Force Awakens”!).
Stay tuned. There’s certainly plenty more money — and plenty more records — to be made.
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