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.