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January 24, 1993 | JANE GALBRAITH
What has "Jurassic Park," the movie , wrought for the publishers of Dino Times? An expected increase in circulation from 3,000 kid subscribers to perhaps half a million. What has the upcoming movie meant for the recent discovery in China of the world's oldest armored dinosaur? It will take its name-- Jurassosaurus nedegoapeferkimorum --from the actors in the film. What will it mean to dinosaur museums all over the country?
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May 26, 1997 | JUDY BRENNAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Steven Spielberg just rendered previous box-office opening records prehistoric. By the close of this Memorial Day weekend, his "The Lost World: Jurassic Park" sequel is expected to surpass its $75-million budget and fall $11 million shy of the $100-million blockbuster mark. And that's just opening weekend--a phenomenon by any standard in movie history. The three-day estimate for Friday, Saturday and Sunday was a conservative $69.
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ENTERTAINMENT
October 11, 1992 | JANE GALBRAITH
The invasion of Tyrannosaurus Rexes and velociraptors is imminent. Could this be anything else than the expected merchandising mania over Steven Spielberg's "Jurassic Park," the adaptation of Michael Crichton's best-selling novel about a dinosaur theme park gone amok? The movie's now shooting on sound-stages in Los Angeles and stars Sam Neill, Laura Dern, Jeff Goldblum and Sir Richard Attenborough.
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June 15, 1996 | DAVID WHARTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Thundering footsteps echo from beyond a high rock cliff, beyond palm trees tall enough to blot out the skyline. Everything is louder and larger than normal inside Jurassic Park--The Ride, opening Friday at Universal Studios Hollywood. From the towering front gate to the final 84-foot drop--the tallest ever constructed for a water ride--everything is built to dinosaur scale. That includes the animatronic beasts that crash about the dense jungle.
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June 15, 1996 | DAVID WHARTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Thundering footsteps echo from beyond a high rock cliff, beyond palm trees tall enough to blot out the skyline. Everything is louder and larger than normal inside Jurassic Park--The Ride, opening Friday at Universal Studios Hollywood. From the towering front gate to the final 84-foot drop--the tallest ever constructed for a water ride--everything is built to dinosaur scale. That includes the animatronic beasts that crash about the dense jungle.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 28, 1993 | DAVID J. FOX, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Arriving in theaters with substantially less fanfare than the anticipated summer blockbuster films, the little romantic comedy "Sleepless in Seattle" zoomed to an estimated $17-million box-office gross in its opening weekend--a total that surprised the film industry and surpassed the $15.3-million opening recorded for the big-budgeted, fantasy-adventure extravaganza "Last Action Hero" a week ago.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 10, 1993 | TERRY PRISTIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
With millions of toy replica dinosaurs, games, books, candy and other licensed "Jurassic Park"-related products flooding the stores, many parents are likely to feel plenty of pressure this summer from young offspring clamoring to see the PG-13-rated film. So the big question is: Will "Jurassic Park" be dangerous to your child's mental health? Executives at MCA Inc.-owned Universal Pictures and director Steven Spielberg's Amblin Entertainment Co.
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June 16, 1993 | DAVID J. FOX, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The last time an Arnold Schwarzenegger movie opened it had the built-in advertising advantage of being a sequel with an internationally popular star. Eventually, "Terminator 2--Judgment Day" led all other films as 1991's box-office champ. This time? That's one question absorbing the film industry this week as Friday's opening of Schwarzenegger's "Last Action Hero" nears. The question has become especially thorny after the $50.
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June 14, 1996 | ZAN DUBIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A plastic surgeon from Irvine is suing some of Hollywood's biggest outfits, including Steven Spielberg's company, asserting that a melody he wrote to get over the death of his baby daughter was used as the theme music for "Jurassic Park." Dr. Donald I. Altman says film composer John Williams ("Star Wars," "Indiana Jones") "intentionally or unintentionally" copied the melody that Altman composed in 1990, five years after his daughter drowned in a neighbor's pool.
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November 10, 1995 | ELAINE DUTKA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Steven Spielberg, whose "Jurassic Park" is the top worldwide grossing film in movie history, has signed on to direct the movie of Michael Crichton's sequel "The Lost World," which has nestled in the top spot on the best-seller lists since the book was published on Sept. 28. The film will be a co-production of Universal Pictures and Spielberg's Amblin Entertainment, which is being folded into DreamWorks SKG, the company he formed last year with Jeffrey Katzenberg and David Geffen.
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June 14, 1996 | ZAN DUBIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A plastic surgeon from Irvine is suing some of Hollywood's biggest outfits, including Steven Spielberg's company, asserting that a melody he wrote to get over the death of his baby daughter was used as the theme music for "Jurassic Park." Dr. Donald I. Altman says film composer John Williams ("Star Wars," "Indiana Jones") "intentionally or unintentionally" copied the melody that Altman composed in 1990, five years after his daughter drowned in a neighbor's pool.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 10, 1995 | ELAINE DUTKA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Steven Spielberg, whose "Jurassic Park" is the top worldwide grossing film in movie history, has signed on to direct the movie of Michael Crichton's sequel "The Lost World," which has nestled in the top spot on the best-seller lists since the book was published on Sept. 28. The film will be a co-production of Universal Pictures and Spielberg's Amblin Entertainment, which is being folded into DreamWorks SKG, the company he formed last year with Jeffrey Katzenberg and David Geffen.
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May 25, 1995 | DAVID WHARTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As construction crews lay the groundwork for an indoor jungle stalked by mechanized dinosaurs, details emerging from the guarded site of "Jurassic Park--The Ride" reveal that Universal Studios Hollywood is building one of the world's most elaborate and expensive theme park attractions. The water ride, featuring animatronics from Steven Spielberg's 1993 hit film, is not scheduled to open until the summer of 1996.
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May 10, 1994 | AMY HARMON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The silhouetted Tyrannosaurus rex skeleton, the dramatic musical score, the massive advertising campaign splashing the red, yellow and black "Jurassic Park" logo everywhere. No, it's not a flashback to last summer. It's the launch of the 3DO video game version of MCA/Universal's mega-movie, which arrives in stores today. Last year, the high-tech dinosaur film broke all box office records.
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March 26, 1994 | DAVID WHARTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
At Universal Studios Hollywood, the movie lot tour is celebrating its 30th anniversary with Jurassic Park--Behind the Scenes, an extensive peek at the making of the box-office hit. Steven Spielberg has donated his private collection of notes, models and visual gadgetry for the exhibit, which runs through May and serves as a precursor for yet another film-based attraction, a Flintstones stage show that opens in June.
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July 28, 1993 | DAVID J. FOX, TIMES STAFF WRITER
"Come see the dinosaurs roar!" says the flyer advertising two special showings of Steven Spielberg's blockbuster hit "Jurassic Park." If you are deaf or hearing impaired, that's exactly how you would experience the sounds dinosaurs make. You would see the sounds in captions. "ROOOOAAAAARRRR!!!!" Or when the dinos are peacefully grazing: "OOOO-oooo-UUU . . ."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 12, 1993 | ANN W. O'NEILL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It was a jungle out there as the mega-marketed, chomping-and-stomping dinosaur action film "Jurassic Park" opened Friday. At Universal City's Cineplex Odeon, "Jurassic Park" was playing non-stop on five of the 18 screens, starting at 10:15 a.m. The movie-going public began its pilgrimage even as workers were applying the finishing touches to the signs, the lights and the thatched-hut souvenir stands. The background music was disconcerting.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 14, 1993 | DAVID J. FOX, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Steven Spielberg went to the movies Friday night to see his new horror creation "Jurassic Park." So did an estimated 9.6 million people who paid a record-devouring $48.5 million during the weekend to view the heavily promoted feature film that has unleashed a wave of dinosaur mania across the United States. The box-office gross is projected to be the highest for any movie in film history for a non-holiday weekend.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 20, 1993
Just as it has disposed of box-office records in the United States, director-producer Steven Spielberg's "Jurassic Park" is chomping them up in Japan. The dinosaur horror movie soared to a record $8.4 million in ticket sales in 237 theaters on Saturday and Sunday. That surpassed "Back to the Future Part II," which had held the record in Japan since 1989, when it grossed $4.5 million in 153 theaters.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 28, 1993 | DAVID J. FOX, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Arriving in theaters with substantially less fanfare than the anticipated summer blockbuster films, the little romantic comedy "Sleepless in Seattle" zoomed to an estimated $17-million box-office gross in its opening weekend--a total that surprised the film industry and surpassed the $15.3-million opening recorded for the big-budgeted, fantasy-adventure extravaganza "Last Action Hero" a week ago.
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