Guinness World Records can today confirm that Jurassic World has smashed the world record for Fastest time for a movie to gross $1bn at the global box office.
The Dinosaur action sequel has achieved the record in a remarkable 13 days between 10 – 22 June, replacing Fast & Furious 7 which previously held the record at 17 days.
Between the 12-14 June, the film took $208,806,270 (£134,105,000) in US cinemas across the three days according to movie financial intelligence service The Numbers, making it the highest-grossing domestic opening weekend of all time, trampling the previous record of $207,438,708 (£128,806,936) set by Marvel’s The Avengers in 2012.
Co-produced by Steven Spielberg and directed by Colin Trevorrow, it is also the first movie ever to gross over $500 million in its opening weekend (worldwide), hitting $524,418,134 in its first two days on the big screen - a hugely impressive feat.
This fourth instalment of the smash-hit movie franchise also broke a number of other Guinness World Records titles over a historic weekend for the movie business.
• Highest Saturday gross for a movie (domestic - USA): $69,644,830 on 13 June 2015
• Highest Sunday gross (domestic - USA): $57,207,490 on 14 June 2015
• Highest average gross per cinema (domestic - USA): $48,855 in 4,247 cinemas
• Fastest movie to gross $100 million: $151,598,780 in 2 days
• Fastest movie to gross $200 million: $208,806,270 in 3 days