‘ Juras­sic World’ dom­i­nates

Los Angeles Times - - COMPANY TOWN - By Julie Maki­nen julie.maki­nen@latimes.com

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.

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