Jurassic World Dominion opens with $143 million at the box office
Jurassic World Dominion will take a considerable bite out of the box office during its opening weekend. The third film in the Jurassic World trilogy, which concludes the story that began in the original jurassic park, will earn $143 million in its first three days at the box office, taking the top spot in the chart. This is slightly below what its predecessor, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdomopened in 2018 ($148 million) before the pandemic. Domination also had the franchise’s second-best opening day with $59.55 million (including $18 million from nighttime showings) on Friday, trailing only Jurasic world$81.9 million in 2015.
The film was disliked by critics, despite its A-CinemaScore. It currently has a lousy score on the review aggregation site rotten tomatoes. Jamie Jirak of ComicBook.com gave the film a mixed review. She writes:
“Domination takes a long time to get started, but the last third makes the whole experience interesting. It all flows together so satisfyingly that it’s hard to dwell on the long journey that got you there. The actors work extremely well together, and the final dinosaur showdown is epic. Jurassic World Dominion has enough heart to make it worth watching.”
Also at the box office, Top Gun: Maverick held firm with $50 million in its third weekend, bringing its total to $393.3 million. Less than $5 million left to exceed Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness‘ total, with the Marvel film in its sixth week at the box office. The full list of the top 10 movies at the box office this weekend follows.
1. Jurassic World Dominion
- Opening weekend
- Total: $143.37 million
Four years after the destruction of Isla Nublar, dinosaurs now live and hunt alongside humans all over the world. This delicate balance will reshape the future and determine, once and for all, whether humans are to remain the apex predators on a planet they now share with history’s most fearsome creatures.
Colin Trevorrow directed Jurassic World Dominion from a screenplay he co-wrote with Emily Carmichael, based on a story by Trevorrow and Derek Connolly. The film stars Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Laura Dern, Jeff Goldblum, Sam Neill, BD Wong, Omar Sy, Isabella Sermon, Justice Smith, Daniella Pineda, DeWanda Wise, Mamoudou Athie, Campbell Scott, Scott Haze and Dichen Lachman .
2. Top Gun: Maverick
- Third week
- Weekend: $50 million
- Total: $393.3 million
After more than 30 years of service as one of the Navy’s finest airmen, Pete “Maverick” Mitchell is in his place, pushing the envelope as a brave test pilot and dodging the rank advancement that would ground. Training a detachment of graduates for a special mission, Maverick must confront the ghosts of his past and his deepest fears, culminating in a mission that demands the ultimate sacrifice from those who choose to pilot it.
Joseph Kosinski conducts Top Gun: Maverick from a screenplay written by Ehren Kruger, Eric Warren Singer and Christopher McQuarrie. The film stars Miles Teller, Jennifer Connelly, Jon Hamm, Glen Powell, Lewis Pullman, Ed Harris and Val Kilmer.
3. Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness
- Sixth week
- Weekend: $4.9 million
- Total: $397.8 million
Dr. Stephen Strange casts a forbidden spell that opens a portal to the multiverse. However, a threat emerges that may be too big for his team to handle.
Sam Raimi directed Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness from a screenplay written by Michael Waldron. The film stars Benedict Cumberbatch as Stephen Strange, alongside Elizabeth Olsen, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Benedict Wong, Xochitl Gomez, Michael Stuhlbarg and Rachel McAdams.
4. The Bob’s Burgers Movie
- Third week
- Weekend: $2.33 million
- Total: $27 million
A ruptured water main creates a huge sinkhole right in front of Bob’s Burgers, blocking the entrance indefinitely and ruining the Belchers’ plans for a successful summer. As Bob and Linda struggle to keep the business afloat, the kids try to solve a mystery that could save their family’s restaurant. As the dangers mount, these underdogs help each other find hope as they try to get back behind the counter.
Bob’s Burgers creator Loren Bouchard co-directed Bob’s Burgers movie information with Bernard Derrimen from a screenplay that Bouchard co-wrote with Nora Smith. The film’s voice cast includes H. Jon Benjamin, Dan Mintz, Eugene Mirman, Larry Murphy, John Roberts, Kristen Schaal, David Wain, Zach Galifianakis, and Kevin Kline.
- Eighth week
- Weekend: $2.28 million
- Total: $91.5 million
After a life of legendary heists, notorious criminals Mr. Wolf, Mr. Snake, Mr. Piranha, Mr. Shark and Ms. Tarantula are finally arrested. To avoid jail time, the animal outlaws must pull off their toughest con to date: becoming model citizens. Under the tutelage of their mentor, Professor Marmalade, the dodgy gang set out to trick the world into telling them they’re getting good.
Pierre Perifel directs The villains from a screenplay written by Etan Cohen, based on Aaron Blabey’s series of children’s books. The film’s voice cast includes Sam Rockwell, Marc Maron, Anthony Ramos, Craig Robinson, Awkwafina, Richard Ayoade, Zazie Beetz, Lilly Singh and Alex Borstein.
6. Downton Abbey: A New Era
- Week 4
- Weekend: $1.65 million
- Total: $40 million
The Crawley family undertakes a great journey in the south of France to discover the mystery of the villa newly inherited from the Dowager Countess.
Simon Curtis directed Downton Abbey: A New Era of a screenplay Downton Abbey creator Julian Fellowes. The film stars Hugh Bonneville, Elizabeth McGovern, Maggie Smith, Michelle Dockery, Laura Carmichael, Jim Carter and Phyllis Logan.
7. Everything everywhere at once
- Week 12
- Weekend: $1.27 million
- Total: $63 million
When an interdimensional rift exposes reality, an unlikely heroine must channel her newfound powers to battle the strange and confusing dangers of the multiverse as the fate of the world hangs in the balance.
Dan Kwan and Daniel Scheinert directed Everything everywhere all at once. The film stars Michelle Yeoh, Ke Huy Quan, Stephanie Hsu, Jenny Slate, Harry Shum Jr., James Hong and Jamie Lee Curtis.
8. Fire Starter
- fifth week
- Weekend: $820,000
- Total: $9.2 million
A couple desperately tries to hide their daughter, Charlie, from a shadowy federal agency that wants to exploit her unparalleled gift for turning fire into a weapon of mass destruction. His father taught him how to defuse his power, but as Charlie turns 11, the fire becomes increasingly difficult to control. When a mysterious agent finally finds the family, he tries to get Charlie once and for all, but she has other plans.
Keith Thomas directed Fire starter from a screenplay written by Scott Teems, based on the novel by Stephen King. It stars Zac Efron, Ryan Kiera Armstrong, Sydney Lemmon, Kurtwood Smith, John Beasley, Michael Greyeyes and Gloria Reuben.
9. Sonic the Hedgehog 2
- Week 10
- Weekend: $710,000
- Total: $189.8 million
After settling in Green Hills, Sonic is eager to prove he has what it takes to be a true hero. His test comes when Dr. Robotnik returns with a new partner, Knuckles, in search of a mystical emerald that has the power to destroy civilizations. Sonic teams up with his own sidekick, Tails, and together they embark on a journey around the world to find the Emerald before it falls into the wrong hands.
Jeff Fowler directs sonic the hedgehog 2 from a screenplay written by Pat Casey, Josh Miller and John Whittington. The film stars Ben Schwartz, James Marsden, Tika Sumpter, Natasha Rothwell, Adam Pally, Shemar Moore, Colleen O’Shaughnessey, Lee Majdoub, Idris Elba and Jim Carrey.
10. Ante Sundharaniki
- Opening weekend
- Total: $620,000
A man from a Brahmin family falls in love with a Christian woman. In order to convince her parents, he trains her to become a Brahmin and invites her to his home.
Vivek Athreya wrote and directed Ante Sundharaniki. The film stars Nani and Nazriya Fahadh