‘Jurassic World Dominion’ Takes Weekend Box Office Crown

by Thomas Tuna

T-Rex out-duels T-Cruise.

Jurassic World Dominion–despite posting the lowest Rotten Tomatoes score of the film franchise–wowed audiences this weekend, blasting Top Gun: Maverick out of the sky. And it wasn’t even close.

The latest entry in the continuing Jurassic Park juggernaut raked in $143 million from nearly 4,700 domestic theaters in its opening weekend, surpassing industry expectations and earning an impressive A- CinemaScore rating along the way, according to a report on Variety.

Adding that bonanza to the $246 million earned overseas, Dominion grossed nearly $390 million worldwide, including last Thursday’s previews. Never count out a movie with a strong pedigree and lots and lots of dinosaurs.

As a point of reference, Dominion’s $143-million take over the weekend beat Maverick’s $126 million, making the dino flick the best non-superhero opening of the year. Dominion’s global take also bested the last two franchise films–with 2015’s Jurassic World earning $209 million over its opening weekend and 2018’s Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom debuting to $148 million.

Dominion–directed by Colin Trevorrow from a screenplay he wrote with Emily Carmichael–picked up after the events of Fallen Kingdom, and united returning stars Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard with Jurassic Park icons Sam Neill, Laura Dern and Jeff Goldblum.

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