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.

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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).