It seems like Jurassic World is showing no signs of extinction just yet. The long awaited dinosaur filled sequel has continued its reign at the top of the box office, even beating out new Pixar arrival, Inside Out.
Jurassic World once again won the weekend box office with an additional haul of $102 million across all three days. When this is added to its previous takings, we get a rather impressive figure of $398 million (domestic) and $981 million (global). It is very likely the film will make over $400 million domestically within 11 days, meaning it will beat the previous record held by The Avengers, which achieved the same total in 14 days.
The other heavy-weight contender for the weekend, Inside Out, also did well, although it couldn't quite unseat Jurassic World. Inside Out made $91 million domestically and $132 million globally, meaning it dominated the Friday, but was unable to win over the entire weekend. However, Inside Out still has some records under its belt. It is the best non-sequel Pixar opening ever, and the second best overall Pixar opening - after Toy Story 3. Furthermore, it is also the best 'None Number 1' box office opening of all time.
Watch the Inside Out trailer below:
However, although we can expect Inside Out to make even more cash, most movie-money analysts will have their eyes on Jurassic World. It is already broken the record for 10-Day Gross, while it also had the biggest opening of all time. It is also only a hair's breath from breaking a billion, which means it could beat the record for 'Fastest Billion Gross Ever' which was previously set this year by Furious 7 (17 days).
Watch the Jurassic World trailer below:
Overall, Jurassic World is only ranked 23rd in the all-time box office, but that's after only two weeks in theaters. If it continues this meteoric rise, it will be a serious contender as one of the most, if not the most, lucrative movie ever. If it wants to grab this most illustrious of movie records, it has to beat Avatar's $2.788 billion. That might sound like a massive sum, but its worth mentioning Jurassic World is currently making money faster than Avatar. After its second week in theaters, Avatar 'only' made $212 million domestically, compared to Jurassic World's $398 million.
It seems the success of Jurassic World may have come as a surprise to some. In April, I asked readers which of the big blockbusters would win the 2015 box office race. Of the 183 people who gave their predictions, only 4 voted for Jurassic World. Of course, we shouldn't count our velociraptors before they hatch, but it does at least look like Jurassic World will beat out favorite contenders The Avengers: Age of Ultron and Furious 7 for the 2015 crown.
This isn't to say the 2015 race is over just yet. Terminator: Genisys opens imminently, while eagerly awaited blockbusters such The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2, Spectre and Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation will also open in 2015. Of course, the final obstacle will be Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens which releases just at the end of December, therefore officially including its takings within the 2015 box office. Analysts expect the Star Wars sequel to make at least make $2 billion globally, meaning it will be a serious contender for the highest grossing movie of all time. With this in mind, Jurassic World could be pipped to the post at the last minute.
Which film do you think will win the 2015 box office?