In case you haven't noticed, Colin Trevorrow's Jurassic World has made a whole lot of money. It broke opening weekend records when it first came out in early June, and the money train hasn't stopped since. In fact, the movie is reaching such high heights that it actually just bumped Joss Whedon's The Avengers out of the number three spot on the all-time global box office rankings.
The Hollywood Reporter has tabulated the numbers, and with its $1.522 billion take from theaters around the globe, Jurassic World is now considered to be the third highest grossing movie of all time. Of course, it still sits behind the twin James Cameron directed behemoths, Avatar ($2.788 billion) and Titanic ($2.187 billion). Now at the number four spot, The Avengers made $1.519 billion when it was released in 2012.
What's really fascinating about the numbers that Jurassic World has managed to pull in over the last few weeks is how even the numbers are between domestic and international. According to Box Office Mojo, there is a 40:60 ration when it comes to the US totals and the rest of the world. While that might not seem like a big deal, it is when you compare it to a movie like Furious 7, which has a split closer to 20:80. The fact that the movie has received such a big response in the United States is arguably how Colin Trevorrow's movie has reached such a high spot in the global rankings - and evidence of that can be found in The Avengers' nearly identical domestic/international box office ratio.
News of Jurassic World's box office success isn't really surprising anymore. The film pulled in a shocking $208.8 million in its first three days (an opening weekend record), and it became the highest grossing movie of 2015 three weeks ago. Whether or not this record will stand, however, remains an interesting question mark. The Hunger Games finale, Mockingjay Part 2, is expected to make a whole ton of cash when it arrives in theaters in November... but that's nothing compared to the splash that's anticipated for the release of J.J. Abrams' Star Wars: The Force Awakens in December. Until those movies actually get here, however, it's likely that Jurassic World will continue to hold on to its box office crown.
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