Jurassic World stomps to $1bn faster than any other film in history

Colin Trevorrow's dinosaur movie stars Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard

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Dinosaur sequel Jurassic World has stomped past the $1 billion mark at the global box office faster than any other movie in history.

Colin Trevorrow's Jurassic Park follow-up stars Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard as theme park workers battling to contain the giant Indominus Rex when it escapes from captivity.

The much-hyped blockbuster broke the record for the highest opening ever when it grossed $155 million worldwide on its debut weekend, before becoming only the second film ever to cross the $100 million mark in two separate weekends.

It has taken another two records as well - for biggest domestic weekend with $106.6 million and fastest film to reach $400 million domestically (just 10 days).

Jurassic World reached $1bn after 13 days in cinemas, beating previous record-holder Furious 7 who did so after 17 days earlier this year.  Clearly action-packed nostalgia movies hold the key to mammoth box office success.

It remains to be seen whether hotly-awaited release Star Wars: The Force Awakens will beat Jurassic World in December to be named the highest-grossing movie of 2015, or whether the dinosaur sequel will beat Avatar and Titanic to the all-time title.


Another expected hit, Minions, opened to $12.3m last weekend while new Pixar film Inside Out got off to a first rate start with a huge $132.1m.

Animated comedy Inside Out scored the biggest debut for an original Pixar movie in the US with $91m - the second highest opening for any Pixar ever behind Toy Story 3 in 2010.