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Universal Pictures is poised for record profit after its string of hits

Universal Pictures is poised for record profit after its string of hits

Timing is everything. Universal Pictures is poised for its most profitable year ever after a string of blockbusters that have surpassed expectations. This weekend, the movie "Jurassic World" rampaged across the globe, scoring the biggest opening of all time with $524 million in tickets sold worldwide. The studio has racked up more than $3 billion in global ticket sales and is outpacing all of its Hollywood rivals. And it reached that milestone faster than any studio, thanks to big hits such as "Furious 7," "Fifty Shades of Grey," both of which also have grossed more than $500 million in worldwide receipts, and the plucky "Pitch Perfect 2."...

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