Universal smashed another record on Saturday as it became the first to cross the milestone.
Universal’s $4bn international box office success is powered by the accomplishments of Jurassic World, which remains active on $1.009bn internationally, and Fast & Furious 7, which reached $1.161bn.
Universal and Illumination Entertainment’s Minions remains a potent force and added $22.8m over the weekend to settle on $785.3m. ...
Both Universal and Diz Co. have had banner years, and their animated product has made big contributions to their bottom lines.
And of course, that doesn't take into account all the merchandise, games, and the secondary markets that contribute heavy coin to both conflomerates' bank accounts.