Reviews don’t help or hurt Giant Dinosaur movies. So the fans are filling theaters this opening weekend, widespread pans be damned.
“Jurassic World Dominion” is on course to chew up $142-144 million worth of North American tickets on this, its opening weekend.
Globally, it’s over $389 million already.
That shoves “Top Gun: Maverick” into the second spot on its third weekend of release. Deadline.com is projecting a $50 million take, based on Friday’s numbers, pre-sales for Sat./Sun etc.
Fans love to see actors menaced by digital dinosaurs, and bringing back the original “Jurassic” Trio for this sequel gives the picture a sentimental edge — and makes you wish they’d found actors as fun to watch as Goldblum, Dern and Neill when they started this second trilogy.
As Pixar’s “Lightyear” opens next weekend, “Jurassic” starts down the road to extinction then. That’s a one week reign at the top. Parents are DYING for cartoons to take the kids to.
I’m still wondering when “Top Gun” will pass “Doctor Strange/Multiverse,” as that Marvel marvel is collecting another $5 million this weekend, and the gap between them is closing FAST — $398 for “Strange,” $393 for “Maverick.” The newer release should jet by Marvel’s man of the Month by Tuesday, maybe Wed.
“The Bad Guys” adds another $2.4 million and looks as if it’ll fall short of $100 million before Pixar takes all those screens, and the thunder, from Universal’s cute caper comedy. (Psssst. “Bad Guys” is uh, more fun than “Lightyear”).
Another $2 million for “Bob’s Burgers” won’t do much for that one, which has run out of gas and probably won’t do much over $30, if it even clears that benchmark.
“Everything Everywhere All At Once,” the late spring multiverse movie that’s still the best picture of the summer, is finally losing screens and winding down, with another $1.2 million or so pushing it over the $63 million mark.
“The Lost City” and “Sonic 2” are done, well under $1 million and out of here by next weekend or the weekend afterward.