‘Jurassic World’ Surpasses ‘The Avengers’ as Third Biggest Film in History

By July 22, 2015

The dinosaurs are loose, and it doesn’t look like anything can stop their rampage.

According to box office analysts at Variety, the total worldwide box office haul for Colin Trevorrow’s Jurassic World — the fourth installment in the Jurassic Park franchise established by Steven Spielberg in 1993 — has surpassed Marvel Studios’ The Avengers as the third highest-grossing film of all-time. The film has no grossed $1.52 billion worldwide, pushing it just past the $1.519 billion haul that pronounced the Earth’s Mightiest Heroes at the box office in 2012.

Since its opening on June 12th, Jurassic World has been on an onslaught through every conceivable box office record, including being only the fourth film in history to pass $600 million at the domestic box office, the fastest film in history to a $1 billion worldwide gross, as well as being at the forefront of Universal’s record $5 billion 2015. Before this year, Universal had never released a film that had grossed $1 billion at the box office, but this year they had two: both Jurassic World, and April’s Furious 7.

The fourth film featuring a dinosaur amusement park is still solidly holding on over a month after its initial release, staying in the top five at the box office every single week it’s been in theaters, including this past weekend. In our review, we felt that Jurassic World falters a bit in the writing, but has enough fun moments to make it a worthy trip to the theater, especially due to its intense reverence for the original film in the series.

So, how far will Jurassic World continue to go? We’ll just have to wait and see, especially considering that it has one territory left to open in: Japan, on August 5th. Keep your eyes peeled to GeekNation for any further developments on the Indominus rex‘s box office destruction.

Chris Clow
As a former comics retailer at a store in the Pacific Northwest, Chris Clow is an enormous sci-fi, comics, and film geek. He is a freelance contributor, reviewer, podcaster, and overall geek to GeekNation, Batman-On-Film.com, The Huffington Post, and Movies.com. He also hosts the monthly Comics on Consoles broadcast and podcast. Check out his blog, and follow him on Twitter @ChrisClow.