Universal Pictures intended to begin production on a fourth Jurassic Park film in 2004 for a summer 2005 release, but the film entered over a decade of development hell while the script went through revisions. Steven Spielberg, director of the first two Jurassic Park films, acted as executive producer, as he had for Jurassic Park III. Thomas Tull also acted as executive producer; his production company, Legendary Pictures, funded approximately 20 percent of the film's budget. Frank Marshall and Patrick Crowley produced the film.
Jurassic World was released starting from June 10, 2015 in over 60 countries. The film received positive reviews from film critics, who praised it for its visuals and musical score but drew some criticism for its tone and writing. The film has generated over $1.656 billion in box office revenue and set numerous records, including the biggest opening weekend in North America and worldwide. The film, without inflation adjustment, became the third highest-grossing film of all time during its theatrical run, as well as the highest-grossing film of 2015, and the highest grossing film in the Jurassic Park film series. A sequel is scheduled to be released on June 22, 2018.
As of September 17, 2015, Jurassic World has grossed $649.2 million in North America and $1 billion in other territories for a worldwide total of over $1.656 billion. It is the third highest-grossing film of all time in both North America and the world, as well as the highest-grossing film of 2015 and in the Jurassic Park film series. It also tops the charts of highest-grossing openings for films in both North America and the world with a total of $524.4 million, the first time that a film had generated over $500 million worldwide in a single weekend. It also set the record for the largest worldwide IMAX opening with $44.1 million and a single day IMAX gross of $13 million on Friday, June 12, 2015