JURASSIC WORLD: DOMINION still number one at the box office as LIGHTYEAR underperforms; TOP GUN: MAVERICK approaches $900 million

Dinosaurs still dominate the box office as it is being reported that Jurassic World: Dominion will repeat as the blockbuster, fending off the Disney/Pixar newcomer Light-yearwhich is underperforming.

Despite some top-notch competition, Universal’s Jurassic World: Dominion will continue to be box office king for the second week in a row with $58.7 million (-59%) over the three-day Father’s Day weekend, which will surpass Disney/Pixar’s $51 million release Light-year.

The Colin Trevorrow-directed blockbuster continues to remind everyone that dinosaurs still rule the Earth and has grossed over $621.2 million globally ($248.8 million domestic; $372.4 million domestically). outside).

While the reviews have been the worst for the franchise, reception from theater-goers has been pretty positive so far, as it earned an “A-” CinemaScore and a 78% viewership score on RottenTomatoes, both of which are on par with 2015. Jurassic World and notably higher than in 2018 Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom.

As for Light-year, the Chris Evans star was projected to debut in the $70 million to $85 million range domestically, so this performance is certainly unexpected and combined with $34.6 million overseas, it netted approximately $85,000,000. 6 million in three days. That’s a pretty average start to the first Pixar movie to hit theaters in three years and trailing well behind the four. Toys Story films.

While Disney has undoubtedly underestimated the appeal of dinosaurs to their similar target audience, there’s plenty of reason not to be discouraged, as there’s a good chance Light-year will have strong legs during the hot summer months as it is catered primarily to children, who are currently out of school. However, only time will tell if it will be able to recoup the $200 million production budget, especially with Illumination. Minions: The Rise of Gru right around the corner.

Meanwhile, in the danger zone, Top Gun: Maverick continues its winning streak with $44 million on Father’s Day, which is the second-best fourth weekend of all time, behind only avatar (US$ 50.3 million).

Tom Cruise’s blockbuster, which is already his highest-grossing film of all time, has grossed over $885.2 million worldwide ($466.2 million domestic; $419 million overseas). ) and will soon pass the $900 million mark on its way to the highly coveted $1 billion. brand! Talk to me Goose!

Marvel Studios’ Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness it also passed the $400 million mark at the domestic box office and is now at $942.4 million globally ($405 million domestic; $537.4 million overseas). While $950 million is almost guaranteed, the Sam Raimi-directed superhero adventure will likely end up falling short of $1 billion as its momentum will take a big hit this week when the film makes its Disney+ debut on Tuesday.

In our review, we said “Jurassic World: Dominion is pure dinosaur mayhem at its finest, 100% fueled by nostalgia and amplified by epic dinosaur action, making it one of the funniest movies of the summer. Due to a so-so story, the fun will likely depend heavily on your investment in the series, but if you’re looking for two hours of chaotic entertainment, this is definitely the movie for you.

The star-studded cast of Jurassic World: Dominion will feature Jurassic alumni Chris Pratt (Owen Grady), Bryce Dallas Howard (Claire Dearing), three-time Golden Globe nominee Sam Neill (Alan Grant), Academy Award winner Laura Dern (Ellie Sattler), the nominee Oscars Jeff Goldblum (Ian Malcolm), BD Wong (Dr. Henry Wu), Omar Sy (Barry Sembane), Justice Smith (Franklin Webb), Daniella Pineda (Zia Rodriguez) and Isabella Sermon (Maisie Lockwood).

Newcomers to the franchise include DeWanda Wise (she has to have) as Kayla Watts, Mamoudou Athie (My condolences) as Ramsay Cole, Campbell Scott (The Incredible Spider Man) as Dr. Lewis Dodgson, Scott Haze (Poison) as Rainn Delacourt, Dichen Lachman (SHIELD agents) as Soyona Santos, Kristoffer Polaha (Wonder Woman 1984) as Wyatt Huntley, Elva Trill (Stunned) as Charlotte Lockwood, Dimitri Thivalos in an undisclosed role and Varada Sethu (now you see me 2) as Shira.

Jurassic World: Dominion roars in theaters June 10th!

This summer, experience the epic conclusion of the Jurassic era, with two generations coming together for the first time. Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard join Oscar® winner Laura Dern, Jeff Goldblum and Sam Neill in Jurassic World Dominance, a bold, timely and breathtaking new adventure that spans the globe. From Jurassic World architect and director Colin Trevorrow, Domain takes place four years after the destruction of Isla Nublar. Dinosaurs now live – and hunt – alongside humans all over the world. This fragile balance will reshape the future and determine, once and for all, whether humans will remain the top predators on a planet they now share with the most fearsome creatures in history.

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