Despite blistering reviews, it seems like Jurassic World: Dominion isn’t going extinct any time soon. The Colin Trevorrow-directed movie made US$143 million in its domestic box office debut, just off 3% from the last film, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom.
Dominion is the fourth-best opening weekend during the pandemic after Spider-Man: No Way Home (US$20.6M), Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness (US$14M) and Top Gun: Maverick (US$11.6M).
With more folks returning to the cinema, there’s a chance that Dominion may rake in more money by next weekend. Though, the third film has a lot to live up to.
The first Jurassic Movie opened with US$208 million and ended its theatrical run with US$653 million in America, and US$1.6 billion globally. The sequel Fallen Kingdom debuted at US$150 million and made US$417 million domestically and US$1.3 billion worldwide.
Critics have been anything but kind about the movie, but one should never underestimate the power of dinosaurs. Jurassic Park trio Laura Dern, Jeff Goldblum, and Sam Neill altogether in another Jurassic movie after 29 years, is also a huge draw for fans of the long-standing franchise.
Currently, Dominion has a 30% score on Rotten Tomatoes.