Magazine article Screen International

Universal Pictures Crosses $4Bn at Global Box Office

Magazine article Screen International

Universal Pictures Crosses $4Bn at Global Box Office

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Studio reaches milestone for second time; fastest to do so in 2017.

Universal Pictures has crossed $4bn at the worldwide box office for the second time in its 105-year history and in so doing becomes the fastest studio to accomplish the feat this year.

Original franchise titles like The Fate Of The Furious and Despicable Me 3, Sing (2017 portion of its box office), and breakouts like Get Out helped box office surge to $1.265bn in North America and $2.791bn internationally.

The Fate Of The Furious (pictured) delivered the biggest global opening of all time on $542m and the biggest international opening ever on $443.2m.

F. Gary Gray’s action tentpole has gone on to gross more than $1. …

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