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Jurassic World has been raking in insane amounts of money ever since the franchise was launched in 2015. The first in a trilogy after the famous Jurassic Park films, Jurassic World broke multiple box office records after its release in 2015 earning a colossal $1.6 billion in box office revenue and becoming the fifth highest grossing movie of all time. Now, it appears that its sequel is taking after the first film. Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom has crossed the 1 billion line at the worldwide box office.
While it is to be noted that the movie didn’t quite race to earn the billion the way the first part of the Jurassic World, it has earned a billion in 15 days which is a huge feat.
The film’s entry into the one billion club bodes well for the film’s upcoming sequel in 2021 which will conclusively end the Jurassic World trilogy though the huge box office numbers most likely mean that the franchise may introduce a few characters that could lead their own series of films after 2021.
Fallen Kingdom is already the 35th highest grossing film of all time, and the third biggest of 2018. While it’s unlikely that the film will match the success of the first film, it does seem that audiences are not ready to say goodbye to the franchise just yet.
While the critics were undecided about the future of the franchise given that this installment added nothing new, they did praise actor Chris Pratt’s performance and the darkness of this film.
The Steven Spielberg produced dinosaur flick has already bested some of the previous Jurassic Park films at the box office and it is going to be interesting to see how much the Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom ends up making.