Louisiana-shot 'Jurassic World' breaks box office record
BATON ROUGE - As lawmakers and studio executives debate changes to the state's lucrative movie tax credit program, a Louisiana-shot film is soaring to the top of box offices worldwide.
"Jurassic World" is set to reach $1 billion faster than any other film, ABC News reported Monday on its website. Record holders include "Furious 7," the latest in the Fast and the Furious line, and "Avatar." Those movies earned $1 billion after 17 and 19 days, respectively.
"Jurassic World" is expected to hit $1 billion in global box office sales sometime Monday after reaching $981 million by the end of the weekend.
The movie premiered less than two weeks ago and has already made $398 million in the United States.
The film was shot in Baton Rouge and New Orleans in Louisiana and locations in California and Hawaii. Chris Pratt stars in the movie which continues the "Jurassic Park" series.
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