BOX OFFICE: “Jurassic” devours “Lightyear,” “Maverick” marches on

Jurassic World Dominion” pulled in almost $59 million on its second weekend, a 60% decline from its opening. That’s an average drop off, nothing to celebrate but no reason to mourn either.

It has pulled in over $622 million worldwide since opening.

Disney’s Pixar numbers were pretty slow coming in after Universal made its “Jurassic” reporting public this AM. It wasn’t going to be good news.

“Lightyear” underperformed, not even coming close to “Toy Story 4” numbers. A weak Thursday night led into a so so Friday and that produced a $51 million opening weekend.

That’d be great for anybody but Pixar. This was a mistake from the get go — joyless script, no jokes, no Tim Allen. Whoops.

“Top Gun: Maverick” is holding audience and rising up the blockbuster ranks, adding a whopping $44 million this weekend.

“Doctor Strange and the Multiverse of Madness” is one of the year’s biggest hits, but now it’s just more roadkill on the “Top Gun” highway. It managed another $4 million this weekend. “Top Gun” lapped it this past week.

“Bob’s Burgers” earned another $1 million, a decent take for a cult hit TV show adaptation.

“Everything Everywhere All At Once” is finally winding down, having lost screens all along the way. The biggest hit ever for A24 fell short of a million this weekend, just short, and cleared the $65 million mark.

“Sonic the Hedgehog 2” added another $228k, but is finishing short of the $200 million mark, just over $190.

The Bad Guys added another $1 million, just short of it actually. It will finish its run short of the $100 million mark.

“Crimes of the Future” turned out to be a misguidedly hyped bomb, barely clearing the $2.3 million mark thanks to its last $100k+ weekend.

The twee “Brian and Charles” didn’t bust out, just a $198k or so take.

IFC’s Cannes “art film” lampoon, Official Competition,” did very well on just a couple of screens. It will expand in the next few weeks giving more folks the chance to take in Penelope and Antonio’s pandemic movie making satire.

Figures courtesy of Exhibitor Relations and Box Office Pro.

About Roger Moore

Movie Critic, formerly with McClatchy-Tribune News Service, Orlando Sentinel, published in Spin Magazine, The World and now published here, Orlando Magazine, Autoweek Magazine
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