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'Jurassic World' becomes 3rd highest-grossing film of all time

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The Indominus Rex of "Jurrasic World." Credit: Universal Pictures and Amblin Entertainment

Dinosaurs have rumbled past superheroes, as "Jurassic World" overtook "Marvel's The Avengers" (2012) for third place on the list of worldwide movie grosses.

Universal Pictures said Thursday that its science-fiction action-adventure film's earnings had reached $1.52 billion on Tuesday, its 40th day of release, to surpass the Marvel Comics super-team movie's $1.519 billion, achieved in 133 days.

James Cameron's 2009 "Avatar" ($2.79 billion) and 1997 "Titanic" ($2.19 billion) remain at No. 1 and No. 2. Figures are not adjusted for inflation.

Not surprisingly, the studio also announced it had greenlit a "Jurassic World" sequel for release on June 22, 2018. Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard will return as leads.

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