Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom Is First Non-Disney Movie Of 2018 To Make $1 Billion

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom has cleared a dino-sized box office milestone. The action movie has now made more than $1 billion globally. It’s pulled in $304.8 million in the US and Canada and a further $700.7 million internationally to push its global haul to $1.005 billion, according to Deadline. Notably, the movie is not out yet in Japan, so the figure stands to grow further still.

It’s the third movie of 2018 to reach $1 billion. The other two are Avengers: Infinity War ($2.038 billion) and Black Panther ($1.346 billion), so Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom is the first non-Disney movie of 2018 to reach $1 billion.

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom was directed by J.A. Bayona and stars Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard who return from 2015’s smash hit Jurassic World. That movie, which was directed by Colin Trevorrow, made more than $1.6 billion worldwide, so the sequel still has some work to do to catch it.

A third Jurassic World movie is due in 2021, and it brings back Trevorrow to direct. The third one will go in a different direction to Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom. “If I could contextualize each film, I would say Jurassic World was an action adventure, Fallen Kingdom is kind of a horror suspense film, and Jurassic World 3 will be a science thriller in the same way that Jurassic Park was,” he said.

Jurassic Park was released in 1993, with sequels The Lost World: Jurassic World and Jurassic Park III coming out in 1997 and 2001, respectively. They are all based on the work of author Michael Crichton.

Traversing the Lo-fi Abyss of Objects in Space

The low hum of my ship’s engine confirms the status emblazoned on my helm monitor — everything’s running perfectly. I took an easy contract to deliver some cargo. Same sector, easy money. I check the nav map and see I’m about to hit my first waypoint. The autopilot slowly turns my tub to the left and into a new unexplored sector of space. I glance down at my phone and start reading Twitter, then Instagram. “Man, how does the Rock have the time to be this amazing?” I don’t hear the ship’s proximity alarms. “I should really work out more. I wonder what The Rock’s workout is like?” I glance back up to see my ship heading full speed into the middle of an asteroid field. I curse my momentary lapse of concentration and set about plotting a course out. I just hope my ship will hold together.

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UK Sales Chart: Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy Is Still No. 1

Activision Blizzard’s Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy maintains its position at the top of the UK sales chart in the week ending July 7, holding off competition from Jurassic World: Evolution, which settles for No. 2.

As detailed by Chart-Track, Ubisoft has two games in the top 10, with The Crew 2 at No. 3 and Far Cry 5 further down the ranking at No. 8. EA’s FIFA 18 finishes the week at No. 18, no doubt helped by ongoing excitement around World Cup, while Mario Tennis Aces follows it at No. 5.

Sony’s God of War spends its 12th week on the chart at No. 6, followed by Mario Kart 8 Deluxe for Nintendo Switch at No. 7. Rounding off the top 10 are Star Wars Battlefront 2 and Bethesda’s Fallout 4 at No. 9 and No. 10 respectively.

You can read the full top 10 sales chart below, courtesy of UKIE and Chart-Track. Note this table does not include digital sales data, and so should not be considered representative of all UK game sales.

  1. Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy
  2. Jurassic World: Evolution
  3. The Crew 2
  4. FIFA 18
  5. Mario Tennis Aces
  6. God of War
  7. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
  8. Far Cry 5
  9. Star Wars Battlefront 2
  10. Fallout 4

Warhammer 40,000: Gladius – Relics of War Review

A wise man once said, “In the grim darkness of the 41st Millennium, there is only war.” Warhammer 40,000: Gladius – Relics of War attempts to create a Civilization-like 4X game against that backdrop, but can’t seem to get away from the fact that war is really all there is to do in the 40K universe. Luckily, it does war pretty well.

Gladius puts you in command of one of four distinct factions: the elite Space Marines, the savage Orks, the creepy Necrons, and the dutiful troopers I’m told I’m supposed to call the Astra Militarum now, even though to me they’ll always be the Imperial Guard. Each has a unique and expansive unit roster that covers a lot of the bases from the tabletop, with everything from Space Marine Dreadnoughts to Necron Doomsday Arks. Almost every unit has a clear, straightforward combat role that can be played off of others to create potent combos.

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Divinity Original Sin 2 Split-Screen PS4 Pro Gameplay – Definitive Edition

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No, A God Of War Netflix Show Is Not Happening … Yet

Recently, a post on social media went viral that claimed Jason Momoa would star as Kratos in a God of War TV show for Netflix. This is a bunch of malarkey.

God of War director Cory Barlog confirmed on Twitter that no, a God of War show for Netflix is not happening, at least not yet. Intriguingly, after shutting down the rumour, he teased, “I wonder if we should do something about that, Netflix?”

A sentence from Barlog on Twitter is nothing close to confirmation that a God of War show will happen with Netflix or at all. But it’s intriguing to think about.

The new God of War for PS4 is a highly cinematic experience that impressively uses a single-shot camera method that helps the story and the action come across in a new and original way. Kong: Skull Island director Jordan Vogt-Roberts sung Barlog’s praises at E3 for it.

While a God of War TV show may not happen soon or even, Netflix is producing a program based on The Witcher novels (not the games). The show is currently in the scripting phase, and no announcements have been made as of yet regarding the cast or release date.

God of War for PS4 launched in April and was a hit with critics. It also sold incredibly well.

Top New Game Releases This Week On Switch, PS4, Xbox One, And PC — July 8-14

Last week, New Releases proved that July does indeed have some video games to play. This week there are even more, although many of them are re-releases or ports. But if you never played Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker on Wii U, here’s your chance to try it on 3DS and Switch. The Switch is also getting a new JRPG with Octopath Traveler, while fellow JRPG Shining Resonance Refrain comes west. Meanwhile, 20XX makes its console debut, as does Warhammer: Vermintide 2.

Shining Resonance Refrain — July 10

Available on: PS4, Xbox One, PC, Switch

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Shining Resonance is making its western debut as Shining Resonance Refrain, and it’s bringing some new content to the current generation. Refrain Mode presents a totally separate “what if” side story, and you’ll have two new party members to use in battle. As you might expect, you can totally date your party members too.

20XX — July 17 (PS4, Switch) / July 11 (Xbox One)

Available on: PS4, Xbox One, Switch

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If you just can’t wait for the Mega Man X Legacy Collection, 20XX is here to fill the void. It’s got tight platforming and big bosses, but the stages are all randomly generated. Permadeath is also a threat–if you die, that’s it. Fortunately, heroes Nina and Ace can purchase upgrades to make each new run a little easier.

Warhammer: Vermintide 2 — July 11

Available on: Xbox One

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Also making its console debut this week is Vermintide 2. Think Left 4 Dead, but the the hideous monsters of Warhammer instead of zombies. Each character can also specialize in different classes, so every player will find their role in battle. For you Game Pass subscribers, good news: Vermintide 2 will be included day-and-date on Microsoft’s all-you-can-play service.

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Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker — July 13

Available on: Switch, 3DS

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In the week’s last enhanced re-release, Captain Toad is leaving behind the Wii U for an adventure on new platforms. The Switch version will let you play local co-op by sharing a pair of Joy-Cons, and you can analyze the isometric courses in stereoscopic 3D on 3DS. As for the courses themselves, this version of Treasure Tracker has new stages inspired by Super Mario Odyssey.

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Octopath Traveler — July 13

Available on: Switch

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Switch owners are also getting a new JRPG experience this week with Octopath Traveler, which stars eight different protagonists, as you might have guessed from the title. The battle system also introduces a “boost” mechanic, where you can forego action in one round to double up your attacks on the next turn. Deep battle strategies and multiple heroes mean there’s a lot to try with this one.

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Marvel’s New Superhero Movie, Captain Marvel, Has Finished Filming

Marvel’s next big superhero movie, Captain Marvel, has finished filming. Actress Brie Larson, who plays Carol Danvers AKA Captain Marvel tweeted a picture of a clapperboard that showed July 6 as the final day of filming. There may be reshoots, but this is a significant milestone in the production of the film, which is due in theatres in March 2019.

The clapperboard is decorated with signatures and other images. Given it’s a Marvel movie, there may be some secrets to be found; let us know in the comments if you have spotted anything noteworthy. Larson did not attach any caption to the image.

As Deadline explains, Marvel Studios won’t have a presence at San Diego Comic-Con this month, so it could be some time before we learn more about Captain Marvel. What we do know is that it’s set in the ’90s and follows Danvers’ path from Air Force pilot to superhero after he DNA gets fused with an alien by accident.

Captain Marvel is directed by Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck. In addition to Oscar-winner Larson, the film stars Samuel L. Jackson, Jude Law, and Ben Mendelsohn.

The penultimate film in Phase 3 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Captain Marvel follows Ant-Man and the Wasp and precedes the Avengers: Infinity War sequel in 2019. Marvel has yet to release a trailer or share any further details on Captain Marvel, though the character was referenced during Infinity War.