Universal Studio’s “Jurassic World” has made movie history, officially breaking box office records for its epic climb to the top. The dinosaurs are overtaking the cars of “Furious 7” to be the fastest to hit the billion dollar mark.
Steven Speilberg’s 4th installment in the Jurassic series, however, beat them both out, crossing the billion dollar line Monday, after a mere 13 days in theaters across the nation.
The world collectively groans about sequels, but the box office doesn’t lie; they are what the movie-goers are paying to see. Box offices began the season with a slow start until these blockbusters got patrons in the seats. “Jurassic World” alone shocked forecasters by almost doubling projected sales opening weekend.
New movies like Disney Pixar’s “Inside Out” are enjoying good sales, proving new ideas can bring in the bucks too. The success of sequels is not lost on them, however, as they have their own plans for sequels like “Finding Dory” and ”The Incredibles 2″ said Jim Dondero.
It will be interesting to see what further success the season will bring with the sequels of “Magic Mike XXL” and “Minions”.
For now the dinosaurs have won the crowd, and Universal Studios are laughing all the way to the bank with their $3.8 billion, making 2015 the best in its 103-year history.