‘Jurassic World’ Surpasses ‘The Avengers’, Is Now Third Highest-Grossing Film In History
Jurassic World continues to make history. With a gross of $1.522 billion worldwide, the dinosaur blockbuster has surpassed 2012’s The Avengers to officially become the third highest-grossing movie in history.
At a gross of $1.520 billion worldwide, The Avengers now falls to No. 4 on the all-time list. However, these are the only changes to the Top 5. Furious 7 is still sitting pretty at No. 5 with $1.512 billion, while the No. 2 and No. 1 spots still belong to Titanic (1997) and Avatar (2009), respectively. James Cameron’s 1997 Oscar-winning blockbuster topped out at $2.187 billion, while his Oscar-nominated sci-fi epic earned a mind-shattering $2.788 billion. So if Jurassic World wants to be the all-time record holder, it’s got a LONG way to go.
Overall, this has been a pretty fantastic year for Universal. Even without Jurassic World, they’re still in the Top 5 all-time solely from Furious 7. But to have two movies in the Top 5 all-time box office rankings? That’s huge, and shows just how strong Universal’s franchise lineup is. Granted, it seems like a tall, virtually impossible order to overcome James Cameron’s two epics at the top of the list, but the success Universal has had in 2015 alone is nothing to scoff at, especially considering this was a year that had Avengers: Age of Ultron as competition. If nothing else, it wouldn’t surprise us if Marvel’s Kevin Feige sent Universal another congratulatory tweet.
Congrats to Jurassic World on all its incredible success!