In its second weekend, Universal’s Jurassic World Dominion surpassed the $600 million mark globally. This defies negative reviews and franchise fatigue (third if you count the handful of international territories that it opened in earlier this month). After earning an additional $58.6 million domestically in its second weekend of release, the movie has now made $622 million worldwide.
With more than $360 million coming from foreign regions, Dominion’s domestic revenue is currently close to $260 million. In China, which has been increasingly cautious about showing imported films in a post-pandemic era, the movie received a rare day-and-date release. The Middle Kingdom, the movie’s largest foreign market, has seen approximately $100 million in box office receipts, followed by Mexico ($36 million) and the U.K. ($26 million).
Source: Global Circulate
Jurassic World Dominion Rules The Box Office
At the box office, dinosaurs still rule. With $622.2 million in total worldwide, Jurassic World Dominion has just surpassed another box office milestone after stomping past $500 million on Friday. The movie continues to hold the top spot at the box office this weekend, but Top Gun: Maverick, another box office powerhouse, is cruising past $900 million internationally with a current take of $885.2 million, keeping the movie on track for $1 billion.
Following a strong opening weekend, Jurassic World Dominion’s performance at the global box office has cooled down a tad. Even while the movie has franchise potential, Tom Cruise’s Top Gun Maverick, which is currently in its fourth week, is a fierce competitor. There was a great chance that Jurassic World 3, starring Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, and others, would break box office records. The numbers were nevertheless impacted by the early release’s mediocre to unfavorable reviews in various nations. Last weekend, which was the second weekend of the movie, saw the effect.
Now that China is emerging from COVID lockdowns, the movie is doing well there. The movie is presently the most popular foreign release of the year in China and the third most popular Hollywood movie throughout the pandemic.
It’s Unknown How Dominion Does Versus Its Two Predecessors
Jurassic World Dominion is doing well at the box office, but only time will tell if it matches the success of Jurassic World and Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, two earlier movies that both broke the billion-dollar barrier. Executives at Universal Pictures are happy with Dominion’s performance thus far.
“We couldn’t be more thrilled with the results,” Veronika Kwan Vandenberg, Universal Pictures International President of Distribution said previously. “It is a true testament to the enduring love for this franchise and a monumental collaboration between filmmakers and the cast, the Universal team around the world, and exhibitors everywhere.”
Jurassic World Dominion, which Colin Trevorrow directed, has hailed as the third and last installment in the Jurassic Park sequel saga
. Although J.A. Bayona took over as director of the 2018 follow-up, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, Trevorrow also directed the original Jurassic World in 2015, which was a huge commercial success. Both movies had enormous success at the box office, with the first earning $653 million domestically and $1.6 billion internationally, and Fallen Kingdom earning $417 million domestically and $1.3 billion internationally. If Dominion follows in the footsteps of Fallen Kingdom, it will earn just about $400 million domestically, with $1 billion worldwide comfortably within reach.
The Franchise Might Be here To Stay If It Keeps Bringing In Money
What direction Universal chooses to take the franchise in the future is still up in the air. The average reviews didn’t appear to bother audiences, and all the evidence points to the fact that there is still a Brontosaurus-sized appetite for these movies. But bear in mind that the third and fourth Transformers films each made over $1 billion globally.
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