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Jurassic Park 3D a monster hit in China

Jurassic Park 3D opened No. 1 in China on Tuesday and has taken in $28 million since. Worldwide, the Jurassic Park retread has taken in more than $90 million

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The 3D rerelease of Steven Spielberg's 1993 sci-fi classic "Jurassic Park" was No. 1 at the international box office this weekend.

It brought in $30 million from 11 foreign markets for Universal. In the process, it raised its international total to $44.5 million and its worldwide haul to nearly $90 million.

"Jurassic Park 3D" opened No. 1 in China on Tuesday and has taken in $28 million since. The film also opened in Bolivia, Mexico, Panama, Spain, Trinidad and the U.K. and Ireland this weekend.  It has eight more territories to open, including Germany on Sept. 5.  

The original "Jurassic Park," which never played in China, was a bona fide blockbuster when it came out, bringing in $970 million worldwide. It topped another Spielberg film, "E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial," to become the highest-grossing film up to that time. Two sequels followed, "The Lost World" in 1997 and "Jurassic Park 3" in 2001. In all, the franchise has taken in more than $1.9 billion at the worldwide box office.

 

Universal had more good news from abroad. "Despicable Me 2," which it produced with Illumination Entertainment, took in nearly $11 million from 51 markets this weekend. That pushed it past the $800 million mark (It's at $805 million) and established it as the highest-grossing animated film of the year and seventh-highest ever.

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