Jurassic World has surpassed Fast and Furious 7 to become the highest-grossing film of 2015 so far. The film has gone on to take over $1.513 billion (£970 million) since its’ cinematic debut in June – overtaking Fast and Furious 7’s $1.511 billion (£970 million). The only other film to reach one billion dollars this year is The Avengers: Age of Ultron, which took $1.393 billion (£890 million).
In the grand scheme of things, this makes Jurassic World the fourth highest-grossing film ever, below Avatar ($2.788 billion/£1.76 billion), Titanic ($2.186 billion/£1.38 billion) and The Avengers ($1.519 billion/£980 million) – however the numbers suggest that the popular new installment of the classic dinosaur adventure series will overtake The Avengers in the coming weeks.
Jurassic World, released 14 years after the last film (Jurassic Park III in 2001) has brought a new lease of life to the series, boosting sales of the originals whilst also coaxing the creators to consider sequels. Chris Pratt has also already signed up for future appearances as raptor-tamer Owen, should they be given the green light.