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'Jurassic World' takes $18.5-million bite at box office on opening Thursday night

'Jurassic World' takes $18.5-million bite at box office on opening Thursday night

"Jurassic World" devoured $18.5 million in ticket sales Thursday night, marking a strong debut as it aims for a huge weekend at the box-office.  The genetically modified prehistoric lizards of Isla Nublar took their first box-office bite in the U.S. at 3,299 theaters starting at 7 p.m. The movie plays in 4,273 locations, including 3D and Imax, starting Friday. "Jurassic World" marks Universal Pictures' biggest late-night opening, topping the $15.8 million grossed by "Furious 7" earlier this year.  Going into the weekend, "Jurassic World" is expected to bring in a domestic haul of $100 million to $130 million, according to...

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