Jurassic World becomes fastest film ever to make $1billion at box office

Jurassic World has become the fastest film to ever make $1billion (£634million) at the global box office, achieving the feat in just 13 days. The highly-anticipated movie sequel has held the top spot at the UK box office since it was released worldwide on 11 June.

The movie, which comes 22 years after the original Jurassic Park was released, is the third film to reach $1billion worldwide so far in 2015. It follows in the footsteps of Avengers: Age of Ultron and Fast and Furious 7 – which previously held the record after making $1billion in 17 days.

Jurassic World got off to a strong start and made an incredible £19million at the UK box office in its opening weekend, leading its star Chris Pratt to thank fans for their support on Facebook.


Jurassic World has become the fastest film to make $1billion

"On behalf of everyone involved in the making of #JurassicWorld, and believe me there are thousands of us, I want to say thank you," Chris wrote.

"It feels so wonderful to hear the overwhelmingly positive response. We are incredibly blessed and overcome with joy at the outcome of the movie and couldn't be more appreciative for the amazing support you've shown so far.

"This is bigger than all of us. Thank you, thank you, thank you!"

Chris Pratt thanked fans for supporting the film

The actor went through lots of training and a gruelling exercise regime to get fit for the role after previously tipping the scales at nearly 300lbs. The former Parks and Recreation star admitted that he used to see a connection between being funny and being overweight, but soon realised that he needed to take control of his health.

He told Men's Health magazine: "I was impotent, fatigued, emotionally depressed. I had real health issues that were affecting me in a major way.

Chris will next be seen on the big screen in upcoming sci-fi film Passengers with Jennifer Lawrence, and has taken on a starring role in The Magnificent Seven remake alongside Ethan Hawke and Denzel Washington.