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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.

Theatrical Re-releases

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.

Box Office

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.

Resources: Wikipedia.org, imdb.com,

Jurassic Park - 1993 | Story and Screenshots

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Hatchery: The hatchery is a vast, open room, bathed in bright light. Long tables run the length of the place, all covered with eggs, their pale outlines obscured by hissing low mist that's all through the room. Henry Wu, late twenties, wearing a white lab coat works at a nearby table, making notes.

Grant goes to a round base, open with various eggs under a strong light. One of the eggs makes strong movements - a robotic arm steadies the shell. Hammond, Ellie, and Malcolm join him, as does Henry Wu.

The egg begins to crack. The robotic arm moves away....a baby dinosaur tries to get out, just its head sticking out of the shell.

Hammond reaches down and carefully breaks away egg fragments, helping the baby dinosaur pop it's head out of its shell.

Hammond: I've been present for the birth of every little creature on this island.

Malcom: Surely not the ones that are bred in the wild?

Henry Wu: Actually they can't breed in the wild. Population control is one of our security precautions. There's no unauthorized breeding in Jurassic Park.

Grant and Ellie exchange a look. She manages not to smile.

Malcom: How do you know they can't breed?

Henry Wu: Well, because all the animals in Jurassic Park are female. We've engineered them that way.

They take the baby dinosaur out of its egg. A robot arm picks up the shell out of Grant's hand and puts it back down.

Malcom: But again, how do you know they're all female? Does somebody go out into the park and pull up the dinosaurs' skirts?

Henry Wu: We control their chromosomes. It's really not that difficult. All vertebrate embryos are inherently female anyway, they just require an extra hormone given at the right developmental stage to make them male. We simply deny them that.

Ellie: Deny them that?

Malcom: John, the kind of control you're attempting simply is... it's not possible. If there is one thing the history of evolution has taught us it's that life will not be contained. Life breaks free, it expands to new territories and crashes through barriers, painfully, maybe even dangerously, but, uh... well, there it is.

Hammond [sardonically]: There it is.

Henry Wu: You're implying that a group composed entirely of female animals will... breed?

Malcom: No. I'm, I'm simply saying that life, uh... finds a way.

Ellie listens to him, impressed. Hammond keeps his attention trained on the new dinosaur. Hammond sets it down carefully next to its shell. Grant picks up the baby dinosaur and holds it in the palm of his hand, under the incubator's heat light. He spreads the tiny animal out on the back of his hand and delicately runs his finger over its tail, counting the vertebrae.

A look of puzzled recognition crosses his face.

Grant: What species is this?

Henry Wu: Uh, it's a velociraptor.

Grant [very worried]: You bred raptors?

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