The dinosaurs ignored the bad press.
Jurassic World Dominion–the latest installment in the enormously popular and successful Jurassic Park franchise–opened to impressive Thursday previews despite less-than-glowing reviews, according to a report in Variety.
Dominion–which has been saddled with a paltry 34 percent Rotten Tomatoes rating–still managed to stomp is way to $18 million in previews yesterday, before its official opening today.
That figure compares favorable to the last two dino flicks–2015’s Jurassic World earned $18.5 million in previews, and 2018’s Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom raked in $15.3 million.
Industry projections for this weekend for Dominion now stand at $125 million from 4,600 stateside theaters. By comparison, Jurassic World pulled down $208 million in its opening weekend, while Fallen Kingdom earned $150 million. Both films grossed more than $1 billion worldwide overall.
Dominion–directed by Colin Trevorrow from a screenplay he wrote with Emily Carmichael–unite legacy stars Sam Neill, Laura Dern and Jeff Goldblum with current Jurassic World regulars Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard.
Keep reading Horror News Network for further updates on the box office results of Jurassic World Dominion.