Universal Pictures is having a historic year at the box office. Thanks to global hits like Furious 7, Jurassic World, Minions and Fifty Shades of Grey. They have smashed several records this year, and they just passed another record at the international box office.
The studio has grossed a record-breaking $3.78 billion at the international box office. That makes it the highest-grossing year ever. And if you have been following the box office results, you shouldn’t be surprised by this. Universal has four of the top five highest-grossing films of the year internationally.
- Furious 7 ($1.162 billion)
- Jurassic World (983.5 million)
- Minions ($670.2 million)
- Fifty Shades of Grey ($404.1 million)
Disney’s Avengers: Age of Ultron is the only film getting in the way of a clean sweep for Universal. If you combine everything with the domestic sales, grosses have already passed the $5 billion mark. It’s only the 4th studio to reach that impressive mark, and we must remind everyone that it’s only August!
Duncan Clark, President of Distribution for Universal Pictures International told THR the following…
“We are very proud of the overwhelming success we have had at the international box office. There are countless people who contribute to this level of success. First and foremost our studio executive ranks, led by Jeff Shell and Donna Langley, then of course our filmmakers and talent.”
Of course, the studio isn’t finished yet. They still have the international release of Straight Outta Compton, Danny Boyle‘s Steve Jobs and Guillermo del Toro‘s Crimson Peak.[mashshare]