‘Jurassic World’ Crushes Foreign Box Office With $24.5 Million on First Day

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Universal’s “Jurassic World” has crushed the foreign box office on its first day, opening to $24.5 million at 6,824 theaters in China, France and six smaller territories Wednesday, including $3.5 million in latenight previews in a dozen other markets.

China delivered $17.2 million to become the sixth-biggest debut for a foreign film ever in China. “Jurassic World” was also first in Belgium, Egypt, France, Indonesia, Philippines, French Switzerland and Trinidad in the biggest launch of the four “Jurassic Park” films in all of those markets.

It was the second-biggest Universal launch of all time in France, Indonesia and the Philippines.

“Jurassic World,” starring Chris Pratt, opens in 58 additional international territories on Thursday and Friday, along with the U.S. launch.

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  2. Jemma says:

    Thrilling film with great CGI that guarantees some jaw dropping actions with a few attempts at humor. While watching, all I can think was how my little brother is going to love this movie. It’s very graphic, the acting was great however some characters are under developed. But maybe I’m just being biased here because I saw him without shirt. Anyway, the plot was unoriginal, same old mutation/splicing blah blah, the fights/chase are not new to you but hey, it’s your first time seeing it in such vivid, 3D detail so I that alone is worth it…I think.
    Rating: 8.5

  3. LOL says:

    The film was overdeveloped by the suits at Universal for the last 14 years, and it shows. Many of its ideas are haphazardly grouped together and none quit bloom satisfactorily.

  4. Nanny Mo says:

    I saw an advanced screening. It’s entertaining. I think it will do well. It’s not brilliant. It’s another one of Spielberg’s mind-dumbing adolescent block busters. But we know that so go and jump and laugh and buy the over-priced popcorn. It’s a fun, dumb, movie.

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