Universal has another billion-dollar baby on its hands. As expected when the estimated worldwide gross as of Sunday had hit $981.3M, the dinosaurs will officially cross $1B at the global box office today. Universal reports JW is currently at $987.2M and is set to stomp over the $1B line with today’s business. That makes it 13 days for Indominous Rex to reach the milestone, faster than any film in history — and faster than Universal’s own Furious 7, which was the previous record holder having gotten there in 17 days.
With Sunday’s actuals, Jurassic World has also secured the highest-grossing second week at the North American box office with $106.6M. The domestic cume is now $402.8M — the fastest any film has reached $400M, taking 10 days to do so. And the records keep coming: Jurassic World crossed $500M internationally on Saturday after only 11 days, the speediest time to that marker. The offshore gross is $584.4M so far.
Internationally, the Chris Pratt-starrer directed by Colin Trevorrow will pass Jurassic Park‘s lifetime box office total of $640M this week (including first run, re-issues and 3D).
The news comes as Universal prepares a presentation of its upcoming titles for tomorrow morning here at Cine Europe in Barcelona. Fine timing indeed for a victory lap on this monster hit.