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Jurassic Park stomps into China with huge opening

Jurassic Park stomps into China with huge opening

By Kevin Ma

Wed, 21 August 2013, 23:30 PM (HKT)

Box Office News

The 3-D re-release of Jurassic Park (1993) had a huge opening in China yesterday.

Steven SPIELBERG's dinosaur spectacular made RMB40.7 million (US$6.64 million) on its first day in cinemas. Though the film has been broadcast on television and is widely available on home video formats, this is the first time Jurassic Park has been given a wide theatrical release in China.

The opening is significantly stronger than that of doomsday thriller 2012 (2009) which made RMB90.1 million (US$14.7 million) in its first six days. The 3-D re-release of Titanic (1997) broke opening records in Apr 2012, grossing RMB467 million (US$76.3 million) in its first six days, ending its run with RMB977 million.

With Jurassic Park taking approximately one third of screenings nationwide, other films took a significant drop in screenings and revenue yesterday.

With 12% of screening slots, Pacific Rim dropped 35% on Monday numbers, taking RMB6.59 million (US$1.08 million). With 18% of screenings, Dante LAM 林超賢's Unbeatable 激戰 grossed RMB7 million (US$1.14 million) for a total of RMB73.2 million (US$11.9 million) after five days.

There will be strong competition this weekend with the release of Pixar's Monsters University and local comedy Fake Fiction 摩登年代, starring Lost in Thailand 人再囧途之泰囧 (2012)'s XU Zheng 徐崢. Both films open on Friday.

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