With ‘Jurassic World 3,’ Dinosaurs Rule Again In The Box Office

Move over Maverick, the dinosaurs have arrived to claim their throne.

“Jurassic World: Dominion” has pulled out $ 143.4 million in ticket sales in North America, according to studio estimates on Sunday. Including profits from international exhibitions – the film opened in various markets last weekend – “Jurassic World: Dominion,” released worldwide by Universal Pictures, has already made $ 389 million. And it has just started.

“We could not have been happier,” said Jim Orr, head of Universal’s home distribution distribution. “‘Jurassic World: Dominion’ had a very broad audience with a sense of humor.”

The strain is another sign that the box office is continuing to return this summer. With the blockbuster success of films like “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness,” “Top Gun: Maverick” and now “Jurassic World 3,” the audience returns to theaters many times.

The film, reportedly valued at $ 185 million apart from marketing and promotion costs, was unveiled on 4,676 screens in the US and Canada, premiering on Thursday. The audience was 56% male and 54% older than 25, according to Universal.

Critics were not kind to the dino extravaganza, but the audience seemed to enjoy it based on the exit polls. Movie lovers have donated A-CinemaScore and 81% of the audience results to Rotten Tomatoes, suggesting that word of mouth will be stronger in the coming weeks.

“You want to see the dinosaurs on the big screen, no matter what the critics think,” said Paul Dergarabedian, a senior news analyst for Comscore.

And many moviegoers have selected screens as large as possible. Worldwide, IMAX exhibitions for “Jurassic World: Dominion” represent $ 25 million in total. The 3D format also accounts for about 25% of worldwide ticket sales.

“The desire to eat the giant creatures in this franchise is still growing, and the way the audience wants to hear the film in 3D,” Travis Reid, CEO and president of Cinema for RealD, said in a statement.

Both “Top Gun: Maverick” and “Jurassic World: Dominion” are important warnings for the industry that continues to learn new lessons about film play during the epidemic each week. Although both films are fans of the legacy, none of the major heroes, who for a long time, seemed to be the only means of preventing the epidemic.

“Top Gun: Maverick” is still in its infancy in the sky again: It dropped only 44% in its third weekend as it was estimated at $ 50 million to take second place, bringing its North American total north of $ 393.3 million. “Doctor Strange 2,” in its sixth weekend, was the third with a whopping $ 4.9 million.

This weekend is only the third of the epidemic period when the home box office is over $ 200 million, according to box office tracker Comscore. Some were “Spider Man: No Way Home,” in December, and “Doctor Strange 2,” in May. But it is the first time that there has been space for two films to do well.

Universal Orlando’s new Jurassic World tour, “The VelociCoaster,” opens on Thursday, June 10.

“Almost every major blockbuster weekend we had in this epidemic was dominated by one film,” Dergarabedian said. “In this case, we have two major blockbusters at the same time. This is the path to success that theater owners have been waiting for during the epidemic. It is a milestone. ”

“Dominion,” co-produced by Universal Pictures and Amblin Entertainment, is the third film in the trilogy “Jurassic World”, which premiered in 2015 and starred in Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard. The new installment brings back actors Laura Dern, Sam Neill and Jeff Goldblum from Steven Spielberg’s 1993 “Jurassic Park”.

Colin Trevorrow, who directed the “World” trilogy and directed the first film, returned to directing “Dominion,” where dinosaurs are no longer found and locusts are threatening food on earth.

The filmmakers claim that “Dominion” is destined to be the last of the “Jurassic World” films, which has benefited greatly from the sale of more than three billion dollars. The first has earned more than $ 1.7 billion worldwide alone. Including the first trilogy of “Jurassic Park”, that number rises to $ 5 billion.

“Jurassic World 3” should continue to operate throughout the summer, Orr said. Universal Pictures also has a host of various, high-profile releases and theaters to come in the next few weeks, including the shocking films “The Black Phone,” “Minions: The Rise of Gru” and Jordan Peele’s “Nope.” And this confidence vote in theaters is promising.

“This is a great start to our summer,” Orr said.

Limited ticket sales from Friday to Sunday at US and Canadian theaters, according to Comscore. Final domestic statistics will be released on Monday.

1. “Jurassic World: Dominion,” $ 143.4 million.

2. “Top Gun: Maverick,” $ 50 million.

3. “A Strange Doctor of All Contributions,” $ 4.9 million.

4. “Bob’s Burgers movie,” $ 2.3 million.

5. “Bad Boys,” $ 2.3 million.

6. “Downton Abbey: A New Age,” $ 1.7 million.

7. “Everywhere,” $ 1.3 million.

8. “Firestarter,” $ 820,000.

9. “Sonic the Hedgehog 2,” $ 710,000.

10. “Ante Sundaraniki,” $ 620,000.

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With ‘Jurassic World 3,’ Dinosaurs Rule Again In The Box Office

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