Jurassic World Dominion Box Office: Bites Off $143.4M Opening

Jurassic World Dominion devoured an estimated $143.4 million from 4,676 theaters in its domestic opening after roaring to a Friday gross of $59.6 million.

Globally, the summer tentpole finished Sunday with $389 million as the box office recovery continued to gain momentum.

The final installment in Universal and Amblin’s Jurassic World trilogy won the weekend as audience sensation Top Gun: Maverick fell to No. 2 in its third outing.

However, top Gun 2 continues to overperform as it approaches the $400 million mark domestically.

The Paramount and Skydance pic earned $50 million for a domestic total of $393.3 million and a jet-fueled $747 million globally after adding another $52.7 million internationally.

Jurassic World Dominion came in narrowly behind 2018’s Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom ($148 million) and notably behind 2015’s Jurassic World ($208.8 million) but boasts one of the biggest openings of the pandemic era.

Critics ravaged the film, but audiences disagreed, giving it an A- CinemaScore and solid exits on PostTrak.

Jurassic World Dominion presently has a 34 percent score on Rotten Tomatoes, the lowest of any title in the iconic dino series.


One advantage is that Dominion is taking away Imax and premium large format screens from Top Gun: Maverick. Another benefit: Actors Laura Dern, Jeff Goldblum, Sam Neill, and BD Wong reunite for the first time since starring in director Steven Spielberg’s first Jurassic Park (1993).