The re-release "Jurassic Park 3D" opened at No. 1 in China on Tuesday.
Steven Spielberg‘s 1993 sci-fi classic brought in $6.3 million from 2,500 screens, the fourth-best opening day for a U.S. film in China this year, distributor Universal Pictures said Wednesday. It was the first time the film played theatrically on the mainland.
That's behind "Iron Man 3" ($19.1 million), "Pacific Rim" ($8.6 million) and "Fast & Furious 6" ($8.3 million), but ahead of the first-day grosses of "Man of Steel" ($6.2 million) and "The Hobbit" ($5.6 million).
It's also short of "Titanic 3D," however, which debuted to $11.2 million in April of last year.
The total international box office for "Jurassic Park 3D" stands at $20.7 million. It has taken in more than $45 million domestically since April.
It opens in Mexico, Panama, Spain and the U.K. and Ireland this weekend.
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.