Universal Earns $3 Billion at Global Box Office in Calendar Year, the 1st Studio Since 2019 to Hit That Mark

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Universal Pictures announced on Sunday that it has become the first studio since the pandemic began to gross over $3 billion worldwide in a calendar year, thanks in large part to the mid-summer success of its franchise hits “Jurassic World: Dominion” and “Minions: The Rise of Gru.”

This year, Universal has released 11 films along with holiday holdover “Sing 2” and a 40th anniversary re-release of “E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial.” So far, “Dominion” and “Rise of Gru” have combined for more than half of the studio’s global gross to date with $1.76 billion, as “Dominion” has grossed $976 million while “Rise of Gru” contributed $790 million.