Composer John Williams began scoring the film at the end of February, and it was conducted a month later. John Neufeld and Alexander Courage provided the score's orchestrations.
Like with another Spielberg film he scored, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Williams felt he needed to write "pieces that would convey a sense of 'awe' and fascination" given it dealt with the "overwhelming happiness and excitement" that would emerge from seeing live dinosaurs.
In turn more suspenseful scenes such as the Tyrannosaurus attack earned frightening themes. The first soundtrack, released on May 25, 1993, included unused material. The soundtrack was recorded at Sony Scoring Stage, Culver City, California. Includes liner notes by Steven Spielberg. All music written and conducted John Williams.
For the 20th anniversary of the release of the film, a new soundtrack was issued for digital download on April 9, 2013 including four bonus tracks personally selected by Williams.
In anticipation to the Blu-Ray release, Jurassic Park had a digital print released in UK cinemas on September 23, 2011. It wound up grossing £245,422 from 276 theaters, finishing at eleventh on the weekend box office.
Two years later, the 20th anniversary of Jurassic Park lead to a theatrical release of a 3-D version of the film. Spielberg declared that he had produced the film with a sort of "subconscious 3D", as scenes feature animals walking toward the cameras and some effects of foreground and background overlay.
In 2011, he stated in an interview that Jurassic Park was the only one of his works he had considered a conversion, and once he saw the 3D version of Titanic in 2012, he liked the new look of the film so much that hired the same retrofitting company, Stereo D.
Spielberg and cinematographer Janusz Kaminski supervised the nine month process closely in-between the production of Lincoln. Stereo D vice-president Aaron Parry declared that the conversion was an evolution of what what the company had done with Titanic.
"Being able to capitalize on everything we learned with Jim on Titanic and take it into a different genre and movie, and one with so many technical achievements."
The studio had the help of ILM, which contributed some elements and updated effects shots for a better visual enhancement. It opened on the United States and seven other territories on April 5, 2013, with other countries receiving the re-release in the following six months.
Jurassic Park became the highest grossing film released worldwide up to that time, beating Spielberg's E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial which previously held the title (though it did not top E.T. in North America).
Following $3.1 million from midnight screenings on June 10, the film earned $47 million in its first weekend, with the $50.1 million total breaking the opening weekend record set by Batman Returns the year before.
By the end of its first week, Jurassic Park had grossed $81.7 million, and stayed at number one for three weeks. It eventually grossed $357 million in the U.S. and Canada.
The film also did very well in international markets, breaking opening records in the United Kingdom, Japan, South Korea, Mexico, and Taiwan, ultimately earning $914 million worldwide, with Spielberg reportedly making over $250 million from the film.
Jurassic Park's worldwide gross was topped five years later by James Cameron's Titanic. The 3D re-release of Jurassic Park opened at fourth place in North America, with $18.6 million from 2,771 locations.
IMAX showings accounted for over $6 million, with the 32 percent being the highest IMAX share ever for a nationwide release. The international release had its most successful weekend on the last week of August, when it managed to climb to the top of the overseas box office with a $28.8 million debut in China.
The reissue earned $45,385,935 in North America and $44,500,00 internationally as of August 2013, leading to a lifetime gross of $402,453,882 in North America and $626,700,000 overseas, totaling up to a worldwide gross of $1,029,153,882.
This makes Jurassic Park the 17th film to reach $1 billion and ranks it as the 13th highest-grossing film of all time.