Louisiana-shot 'Jurassic World' takes bite out of records
BATON ROUGE - As lawmakers debated the future of the state's film credits, a Louisiana-shot movie was soaring to enormous new heights this summer.
When "Jurassic World" premiered earlier this year, it quickly raked in millions. Now, Monday, it was announced it surpassed the $1 billion mark when international box office tickets were tabulated. It is now one of only four movies to reach this point, ABC News reported on its website via Variety.
"Avatar," "Titanic," and "Furious 7" also hit more than $1 billion.
It took "Jurassic World" 13 days to make $1 billion and this weekend its revenues added up to about $1.64 billion – behind "Avatar" and "Titanic."
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.
Follow the publisher of this post on Twitter: @treyschmaltz
Desktop NewsClick to open Continuous News in a sidebar that updates in real-time.
Investigative Unit captures public equipment doing private jobs
Flood victims get pick of $3 million worth of clothes, toys and...
28-year-old arrested for three rapes in October, 2015 murder
Cara's shelter for displaced animals
Iberville Parish man charged in decades old cold case murders