Belfast Telegraph

Jurassic World sets new record

Dinosaur drama Jurassic World has smashed box office records by becoming the fastest film to make 1 billion US dollars (£650 million) at cinemas.

The film, which stars Chris Pratt, made £19 million at the UK box office alone in its first weekend.

Guinness World Records said the film, the latest instalment in the Jurassic Park saga, made 1 billion dollars (£634 million) worldwide in 13 days from June 10.

That puts its ahead of the previous record holder, Fast & Furious 7, which took 17 days to make that much.

Its success is the latest milestone in what is expected to be a blockbuster year at the cinema with Fifty Shades Of Gray and Avengers: Age of Ultron already packing in audiences.

That success is expected to continue when the new instalment of the Star Wars saga, The Force Awakens, is released in December.

The film stars a mixture of relative unknowns along with veterans Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher reprising their roles as Han Solo, Luke Skywalker and Princess Leia.

Your Comments

COMMENT RULES: Comments that are judged to be defamatory, abusive or in bad taste are not acceptable and contributors who consistently fall below certain criteria will be permanently blacklisted. The moderator will not enter into debate with individual contributors and the moderator’s decision is final. It is Belfast Telegraph policy to close comments on court cases, tribunals and active legal investigations. We may also close comments on articles which are being targeted for abuse. Problems with commenting?


From Belfast Telegraph