‘Jurassic World’ to become fastest film to cross $1 bn

Los Angeles (IANS): “Jurassic World” is poised to cross $1 billion in collections at the global box office at a pace quicker than any previous movie, reports variety.com.

The fourth installment in the popular “Jurassic Park” franchise is touted to eclipse the mark on Monday after 13 days in theatres, trumping the record set earlier this year by “Furious 7”, which took 17 days to pass that barrier.

Currently, the Universal release’s worldwide total is $981.3 million, after topping foreign charts this weekend with a $160.5 million haul from 66 territories.

The film has shattered expectations. Going into the summer, analysts expected that the movie would be overshadowed by “Minions” and “Avengers: Age of Ultron”.

Now, it has a chance of being the highest-grossing release of the year, potentially giving “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” a run for its money when it debuts this December.

“Jurassic World” stars Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Vincent D’Onofrio, Ty Simpkins, Nick Robinson, Omar Sy, B.D. Wong and Indian actor Irrfan Khan.