Jurassic World overtakes The Avengers to become third-highest grossing film ever

Dinosaur thriller Jurassic World is now the third biggest film in history.
Dinosaur thriller Jurassic World is now the third biggest film in history.PHOTO: UIP

Dinosaurs trumped Marvel's superheroes as Jurassic World overtook 2012's The Avengers to claim the mantle of third biggest film in history.

The Universal Studios film has hit US$1.522 billion (S$2.08 billion) at the global box office, surpassing The Avengers' US$1.520 billion haul.

Avatar (US$2.788 billion) and Titanic (US$2.186 billion) are the only two films above it.

 

Directed by Colin Trevorrow and starring Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard, the dino thriller earned US$614.3 million in the United States, making it only to fourth ever film to cross the US$600 million mark.

It netted US$907.3 million overseas.

Jurassic World is the fourth film in the Jurrasic Park franchise and was released in June, nearly 14 years after Jurassic Park III.

A sequel is reportedly in the works.