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Los Angeles: Jurassic World, the record-setting dinosaur hit from Universal Pictures, returned for a second big weekend and Inside Out set a new high for a debuting Pixar film, as fans were treated to two blockbusters in theatres at the same time.

Jurassic World, the sequel of the 1990s series about genetics-for-profit gone astray, took in $102 million to lead the US and Canadian box office, Rentrak Corp. said on Sunday. It was only the second time a movie posted more than $100 million in sales in its second weekend, Rentrak said. Not far behind was Inside Out, the latest film from Walt Disney Co.’s Pixar Animation unit, raking in $91.1 million in its debut.

The results extend winning streaks for both studios, which came into the summer movie season sporting the strongest lineups and have largely delivered on expectations. Universal, breathing life into an old franchise, has likely the biggest hit of the summer and has another big film, Minions, coming out in a few weeks. Disney accomplished something perhaps more meaningful, establishing an entirely new set of characters in a film well received by critics and now fans.

Jurassic World set records last weekend with its $208.8 million domestic and $524.1 million worldwide debut. Bloomberg

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