“Jurassic World” crushed it at the box office, opening with a monster $208 million, the highest grossing domestic weekend debut ever, and knocking Marvel’s “The Avengers” down to the number two position. And Universal’s dinosaur film continues to smash records. On Friday it became the fastest domestic film to reach $300 million (less than a week, and it will soon do the same for the $400M mark), and this weekend, the blockbuster grossed another $102 million. This puts it just about a million shy from “The Avengers,” which still holds the record for highest grossing second weekend ever. Suffice it to say, “Jurassic World” is gargantuan at the box office and continues blanket the earth like a huge rolling prehistoric volcano cloud.
In theaters for two weeks and currently at $981.3 million worldwide, the Colin Trevorrow-directed film is on pace to become the fastest film to ever hit $1 billion (“Furious 7” currently holds that record: 17 days). At nearly $400 million at home, and dropping only 51% (a good number for a huge tentpole that most audiences see in week one), the movie is tracking to hit $650 million domestically and $1.6 billion globally. If it hits those figures it should become the second highest grossing film domestically ever, above “Titanic" ("Titanic" earned $600 million domestically, but tacked on another $58 million with the 2012 3D re-release), but still beneath “Avatar.” Worldwide, $1.6M would place the film at the third highest grossing film of all time. These are staggering figures.