The year 2018 has been exceptional for Hollywood as a number of films enjoyed a phenomenal run at the box office across the globe in the first half of the year.
Only a selected few films from the West have been successfully able to gross $1 billion mark at the box office. The latest film joining the elite club of Hollywood’s blockbusters is Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, which has grossed $1 billion at the box office in less than a month.
Made on a budget of around $175-$200 mn, Jurrasic World 2 was released worldwide on June 22 and in two weeks advance in India. The film has grossed $1.014 billion at the box office. However, like we just informed you that 2018 has been an exceptional year for Hollywood, the film is not the only one to achieve the milestone mark as there are two other films in the list with an impressive resume.
We are talking about Avengers: Infinity War and Black Panther. Both films belong to Marvel Cinematic Universe and grossed more than $1 billion at the box office worldwide. Infact, Avengers 3 is the fourth film in the history of cinema to gross $2 billion mark. It was also the fastest film to gross $1 billion mark globally in a record time- 11 days. Coming to Black Panther, the acclaimed superhero had one of the best opening weekend at the box office in US and became the first film of 2018 to gross $1 billion mark.
Joining the elite league, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom has become the second biggest summer film after Avengers: Infinity War. Considering the fact that the film released within a month of Avengers 3‘s release Jurassic World 2 has done commendable job as the buzz surrounding Marvel’s juggernaut was still not over. Apart from there box office achievements there is one more thing common between Jurassic World and Avengers. No, we are not talking about the casting of Chris Pratt!
Well, here is a fun fact for moviebuffs! Avengers and Jurassic World (modern day version) are the only films with a follow up sequel with earnings of more than $1 billion globally. Avengers (2012) earned $1.5 billion in its lifetime run and Avengers: Age of Ultron grossed $1.4 billion. Jurassic World collected $1.6 billion in its lifetime while Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom has earned $1.014 billion and counting.
With that being said, $1 billion (somewhere around Rs 6,900 crore) mark at the box office will surely grant you a certified status of being a blockbuster and a sure shot place in history as one of the most iconic films ever made.
So far, 34 films out of the 50 highest grossing films of all time have earned $1 billion or more than that at the box office and with each year the number keeps on increasing. One of the reasons for Hollywood’s film shattering success worldwide is the fact that the number of Hollywood films viewers are increasing day by day. In recent years we have seen how Hollywood films give a tough competition to native films in the country and more recently we say Avengers 3 creating history in countries like India, China, New Zealand, Canada and Mexico.
Well, we are just half way there and already have a dozen of anticipated films like Aquaman, The Nun, Antman and The Wasp, Mowgli and Altia: Battle Angel lined up for a global release in the coming months.