Irrfan Khan starrer ‘Jurassic World’ enters Rs 100 crore club in India

Irrfan Khan-starrer Hollywood film ‘Jurassic World’ has entered the Rs 100 crore club at the Indian box office. It is the second film after Kangana Ranaut starrer ‘Tanu Weds Manu Returns’ to enter the elite club this year.

The Colin Trevorrow-directed film is also the second Hollywood film in India after ‘Fast and Furious 7’ to make it to the club. It also broke the record of ‘‘Fast and Furious 7’ at the international box office by earning the fastest one billion dollar.

The adventure film was released across 2,108 screens in Hindi, Tamil and Telugu and garnered Rs 100 crore by its third week.

Irrfan Khan plays the role of Simon Masrani, owner of Jurassic Park in the film. The story of ‘Jurassic World’, which is the fourth instalment of the series, begins 22 years after the events of the first film of the series ‘Jurassic Park’. It takes place on the same fictional island of Isla Nublar, where a fully-functioning dinosaur theme park has been in operation for ten years.

“Being the true sequel to ‘Jurassic Park’, the movie brings a sense of nostalgia for Indian audiences. Moreover, the adventurous theme of the movie can be enjoyed by all age groups together, which has helped in draw family audiences to the theatres,” Universal Pictures India stated in a statement.

“First ‘Fast and Furious 7’ and now ‘Jurassic World’, the summer has shown that India is establishing itself as a big market for Hollywood content,” the statement added.

‘Jurassic World’ also stars Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard.