Universal has taken a monumental $5.53 billion (£3.66 billion) in 2015 so far. Despite it only being August, it has overtaken 20th Century Fox’s previous record of $5.52 billion for an entire year, so there is plenty of room for the record to be thrown. Chairman of Universal Pictures, Donna Langley, has told the Hollywood Reporter that “we are in business with some of the most talented people in the industry, and the success of our slate this year is a testament to the creativity and vision of our film-makers”.
Jurassic World is now third in line on the list of highest grossing films, with Fast and Furious 7 coming in fifth. There are also predictions that the Minions film could hit the $1 billion mark as it is currently totalling $856.9 million after only a month on screens. Universal has also had big hits in 2015 that include Fifty Shades of Grey ($569.7 million) and Pitch Perfect 2 ($283 million).
The runner up in 2015, Disney, crossed the $3 billion mark globally a month ago, and still has Star Wars: The Force Awakens, which is expected to be the year’s highest growing movie, to be released in December, therefore having the potential to knock Universal Pictures off the top by the new year.