Jurassic Park III

Jurassic Park III is a 2001 American science fiction adventure film and the third installment in the Jurassic Park film series. The film stars Sam NeillWilliam H. MacyTéa LeoniAlessandro NivolaTrevor Morgan, and Michael Jeter. It is the first film in the series Steven Spielberg did not direct; neither was it based on a book by Michael Crichton, although numerous scenes in the film were taken from Crichton’s novels Jurassic Park and The Lost World. Events depicted in the film take place on Isla Sorna, an island off Central America‘s Pacific coast, where a divorced couple have tricked Dr. Alan Grant into helping them find their son. The film features the Spinosaurus, replacing the Tyrannosaurus rex as the main antagonist.

After the success of Spielberg’s film Jurassic ParkJoe Johnston expressed interest in directing a sequel. Spielberg gave Johnston permission to direct a third film in the series, if there was to be one. Production of Jurassic Park III began in 2000, and the film was released in July 2001. Despite mixed reviews from critics, the film was successful at the box office, grossing $368 million worldwide. The next film in the series, Jurassic World, was released in June 2015.

Film poster with a logo at center of a skeleton of a Spinosaurus, with its mouth wide open and hands lifted up. The logo's background is red, and right below it is the film's title. A shadow covers a large portion of the film poster in the shape of a flying Pteranodon. At the bottom of the image are the credits and release date.
Theatrical release poster
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