Jurassic World Dominion devours the competition at as it earns a whopping $143M at box office


Jurassic World Dominion devours the competition at the box office as it earns a whopping $143 MILLION during its opening weekend

Jurassic World Dominion made it to the top of the domestic box office this past weekend.

According to Deadline, the Chris Pratt-starring feature took in $46.7 million on Saturday alone, which was an improvement over Friday, when it only grossed $41.7 million.

The outlet pointed out that the dinosaur-centric film is currently expected to earn a total of $143.37 million during its opening weekend.

Doing well: Jurassic World Dominion made it to the top of the domestic box office this past weekend, according to Deadline

Doing well: Jurassic World Dominion made it to the top of the domestic box office this past weekend, according to Deadline

Deadline also reported that Jurassic World Dominion’s opening earnings were a mere 3% off from its predecessor, Jurassic World Fallen Kingdom.

About 10.8 million people saw the movie, which earned it the fourth-best admissions for a major studio movie’s opening weekend during the course of the pandemic.

The worldwide weekend gross for the flick was $319 million, with a global take-in of $389 million.

Jurassic World Dominion has received primarily negative reviews from critics, as it holds a 30% rating on Rotten Tomatoes.

Raking it in: The media outlet pointed out that the dinosaur-centric film is currently expected to earn a total of $143.37 million during its opening weekend

Raking it in: The media outlet pointed out that the dinosaur-centric film is currently expected to earn a total of $143.37 million during its opening weekend

However, the commentary seems not to have had a major effect on viewers. 

A non-Universal studio executive said of the enthusiasm of moviegoers: ‘Never underestimate the power of dinosaurs.’

A distribution executive from Universal also spoke to the media outlet and expressed that the media giant was ecstatic about the movie’s success. 

They noted that the successful launch of the movie was ‘driven by not only the loyal fans of the original Jurassic trilogy beginning in 1993, but many new fans experiencing Jurassic for the first time as our casts united for an epic conclusion.’

Happy: A distribution executive from Universal also spoke to the media outlet and expressed that the media giant was ecstatic about the movie's success

Happy: A distribution executive from Universal also spoke to the media outlet and expressed that the media giant was ecstatic about the movie’s success

Key attraction: A non-Universal studio executive said of the enthusiasm of moviegoers: 'Never underestimate the power of dinosaurs'

Key attraction: A non-Universal studio executive said of the enthusiasm of moviegoers: ‘Never underestimate the power of dinosaurs’

They also noted that Jurassic World Dominion’s development process was particularly arduous. 

‘After a long journey from being the first Hollywood film to safely return to production during COVID, up through our global release dates, we’re thrilled for our filmmakers and talent who worked tirelessly on this movie,’ they said.

The movie follows the characters from both the new and old Jurassic trilogies as they deal with the implications of dinosaurs coexisting with humans.

The feature also boasts an ensemble cast that includes the likes of Bryce Dallas Howard, BD Wong and Omar Sy, as well as returning performers Sam Neill, Laura Dern and Jeff Goldblum.

Storyline: The movie follows the characters from both the new and old Jurassic trilogies as they deal with the implications of dinosaurs coexisting with humans

Storyline: The movie follows the characters from both the new and old Jurassic trilogies as they deal with the implications of dinosaurs coexisting with humans

Trailing the movie in second place was Top Gun: Maverick, which retained a steady hold on moviegoers.

The feature, which stars Tom Cruise and Miles Teller, took in $50 million in its third weekend of release.

The sequel to the classic 1986 action-drama movie has earned a total of $393.3 million ever since its wide release on May 27.

Trailing the two box-office heavies were Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, The Bob’s Burgers Movie and The Bad Guys, respectively. 

Still around: Trailing the movie in second place was Top Gun: Maverick, which retained a steady hold on moviegoers

Still around: Trailing the movie in second place was Top Gun: Maverick, which retained a steady hold on moviegoers

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