‘ Jurassic World’ dominates
BEIJING — After its first 12 days in theaters, “Jurassic World” moved into the top 10 movies of all time in China and has become the thirdhighest grossing f ilm of the year.
The fourth installment in the Universal Pictures dinosaur franchise, which opened June 10, earned nearly $ 165 million through Sunday, figures from film industry consulting f irm Artisan Gateway showed.
Six of the top 10 films of all time in the mainland are Hollywood tentpoles, including three released this year: “Furious 7” at No. 1; “Avengers: Age of Ultron” at No. 3; and “Jurassic World” at No. 10.
Last year’s hit “Transformers: Age of Extinction” remains at No. 2 on the alltime box office list, while “Avatar” — the f irst f ilm to cross $ 200 million in China — is holding onto No. 4. The third “Transformers” film is ranked No. 8.
“A Time for Consequences,” by Hong Kong director Soi Cheang, arrived in theaters June 18 and made $ 43.4 million in four days. The action f lick stars Jacky Wu, whose last movie, “Wolf Warriors,” earned $ 87.9 million, Artisan said.
Opening in fourth place was Summit Entertainment’s “Insurgent,” with about $ 9 million in tickets sold, followed by the local production “The Ark of Mr. Chow,” which earned almost $ 5 million.
China’s year- to- date box office take stands at $ 3.1 billion.