A move-over just happened and paramount worldwide grosses shifted. Not so seismic at what seems the perennial Top 2 in both “Avatar” and “Titanic”, but tectic plates shifted over a “Jurassic World” takeover. Of what definitve slating could be a superlatively coveted third overview? The Stark ones, as recorded by Box Office Mojo, marking 4th and 6th ranks for the two-franchise clinch of “The Avengers” and “Avengers: Age of Ultron”.
First “Jurassic World” stole the thunder out of “The Avengers” opening gross record, a status even Marvel felt it enough that it compelled an “Attaboy” across an open social media theater.
2015 has been a rise and pinning takehold with a trio of industry milestones established. “Furious 7” sets being the median divide at 5th place breaking up a Marvel’s twin crowners. “Marvel’s The Avengers” still circles Thor, Iron Man, Black Widow, Captain America, Hulk and Hawkeye in cinematic comic book portraits at $1.5 billion grossing. “Avengers: Age of Ultron” substantiated the franchise at an intake clipping at $1.3 billion earnings.
A — heaving with a massive leap for the 5th dinosaur theme park means at the 3rd spot it’s a whole new “Jurassic World” franchise. A new type of starring in an installment with a worldwide gross of $1.5 billion for the cast feature Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Vincent D’Onofrio, Omar Sy, Ty Simpkins and Nick Robinson. That level of box office stratosphere insured anyone not under a rock that there would be a sequel when a sequel was announced prior to the film’s surpassing milestone.
And with Chris Pratt returning in the sequel the “Parks and Recreation” alum actor doubles-down on his chances for another opportunity to best the Avengers. Via a different movie vehicle that takes off in another franchise gravitating the Marvel movie brand. Pratt reprises the Ravager-raised Guardian in “Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 2”. While “Guardians of the Galaxy” didn’t break past even the Top 20 worldwide benchmarks the precedent and the propulsive fandom just might take that film to a new all-time orbit.
Present day’s all-time international Top 5 places above some of the most recognizable franchises over a decade and a half. The Harry Potter series has it’s highest installment, Part 2 of “Deathly Hallows”, at 7th. With Captain Jack Sparrow at the ship’s series helm “Dead Man’s Chest” marks the spot on a ranked 15th. And even “Frozen” is a higher degree within the Top Ten at 8th than Star Wars biggest box office largesse at 19 from a “Phantom Menace”.
The Bond franchises composes tall proving its a spy series for all seasons. Sony Pictures’ critically accoladed “Skyfall” licences to thrill all the way to a 12th slating.
Director Colin Trevorrow’s “Jurassic World” may not have put a singular ranking submergence on the “Titanic” with an all-time 3rd gross but all the while it triumphantly places Stephen Spielberg’s filmmaking appeal – for new generations at a new era’s Post-“Lord of the Rings” stage within a new Millennium – right next to James Cameron.