“Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom” has done its job as Universal’s 2018 tentpole blockbuster, as the film reached $400 million at the domestic box office on Wednesday while also approaching $1.25 billion in worldwide grosses.
Between “Fallen Kingdom” and its 2015 predecessor, “Jurassic World” has grossed more than $1 billion domestically and $2.9 billion worldwide. The series has eclipsed “Fast & Furious” as Universal’s most profitable franchise, as the two films are also the studio’s highest grossing domestic releases of all-time, while “Fallen Kingdom” sits No. 3 on Universal’s all-time global charts behind the first “JW” ($1.67 billion) and “Furious 7” ($1.51 billion).
“Fallen Kingdom” also currently sits internationally at $840 million. Only “Avengers: Infinity War” ($1.36 billion) has grossed more outside the U.S. this year. It has also outperformed the first film in China, earning $260 million.
With “Fallen Kingdom” leading the way, Universal is on pace to cross $1.5 billion in domestic grosses for the fifth time in the last six years, holding $1.1 billion so far this year with a global total of $3.14 billion. Among the films still to come this year from the studio are Damien Chazelle’s Apollo 11 biopic “First Man,” the return of Jamie Lee Curtis as Laurie Strode in Blumhouse’s “Halloween” sequel, and Illumination’s adaptation of Dr. Seuss’ “The Grinch.”