Universal Studios has confirmed that The Impossible director J.A. Bayona will direct their 2018 Jurassic World sequel following his departure from Paramount’s World War Z sequel.
After becoming the third highest grossing movie of all time yesterday, Universal Pictures and Amblin Entertainment have officially announced a follow-up to Jurassic World is set for release on June 22, 2018 and that stars Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard will return.
On Tuesday, Universal’s Jurassic World passed surpassed The Avengers to become the #3 most successful motion picture in history.
Though it’s been #1 on several weekdays since opening, Pixar’s highly-acclaimed Inside Out once again fell just short of defeating Universal Pictures’ Jurassic World this weekend which was #1 for a fourth weekend in a row. It’s the second Universal movie of the year to achieve that milestone after Furious 7, which dominated April.
In North America, Jurassic World added an additional $102 million in box office grosses this weekend scoring a record for the second-biggest holdover in history to Marvel’s The Avengers, which made $103.1 million. The film has earned $$398.2 million domestically. Internationally, Jurassic World had the highest-grossing holdover for a day-and-date release with $160.5 million. IMAX also reported this morning that Jurassic World marks the quickest climb to $80 million in history (12 days) and its IMAX total currently stands at $84 million. This surpasses Avatar, which grossed $80 million in 23 days.
Universal Pictures has released the biggest movie of the studio’s 103-year existence with Jurassic World, the relaunch of a franchise that had been absent from theaters for 14 years. Directed by Colin Trevorrow and starring Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Ty Simpkins, Jake Johnson, Nick Robinson, Irrfan Khan and Vincent D’Onofrio, the return of the franchise based on Michael Crichton’s novels became Universal’s third blockbuster hit of the year with the animated spin-off Minions still to come.
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