M-Net officially turns 30 years old today – celebrating three decades of bringing viewers across the African continent premium TV content

Reeva Steenkamp's best friend finally breaks her silence with beautiful tribute on Instagram

Jurassic World set to become fastest movie to gross $1bn

2015-06-23 14:46

Los Angeles - Universal Pictures' Jurassic World dinosaur spectacle is set to become the fastest film to gross $1bn in box office receipts worldwide on Monday, after last week's record-breaking opening.

The movie, which stars Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard, is expected to hit the milestone just 13 days after its release, the studio said.

The previous record was set by Universal's Furious 7 car-filled action film, which topped $1bn globally in 17 days after its April release this year.

Over the weekend, Jurassic World scored the highest-grossing second week at the domestic box office with $106.6m, topping $400m in North America in 10 days.

Jurassic World, a co-production with Legendary Pictures which rebooted Steven Spielberg's dormant Jurassic Park franchise nearly 15 years after the first trilogy ended, is the latest film for Comcast Corp-owned Universal Pictures to score big at the box office this year.

The studio has also enjoyed hits with February's erotic Fifty Shades of Grey film and May's female-led singing comedy Pitch Perfect 2, and is gearing up for the release of the animated Minions movie and the R-rated raunchy comedy Ted 2.


24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Recent News

Deadpool director Tim Miller reportedly quit the sequel after he and Ryan Reynolds disagreed over the casting of Cable. Read More »
Add your review

Jennifer Lawrence is set to star as Zelda Fitzgerald in a new biopic currently known as Zelda. Read More »
Add your review

inside channel 24

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.