Jurassic World Dominion overtakes Top Gun: Maverick at the box office, as Tom Cruise’s sequel nears a big record


Jurassic World Dominion may not have been critically acclaimed fans might have hoped for (our own Eric Eisenberg called it “a movie tagline‘), but that certainly didn’t keep them away from the theater this weekend. The sequel was able – as expected – to bump Top Gun: Maverick out of first place At the box office. The movie about the dinosaurs, which partners the jurassic park legacy actors with WorldChris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard, raked in $143.4 million domestically over the weekend, as Tom Cruise’s sequel raked in another $50 million to clinch silver and move closer to a record.

Sam Neill, Laura Dern and Jeff Goldblum resumed their characters for the Colin Trevorrow blockbuster, and the runway has been cleared for Jurassic World Dominion to deal with Top Gun: Maverick. In promising news for the film industry, fans showed up for both movies, not just domestically either, as both also scored big in international ticket sales. Check out this weekend’s full Top 10 (via Numbers) below, then join me afterwards to break it all down!

Jurassic World Dominion topped the Box Office in its opening weekend.

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1. Jurassic World Dominion* $143,370,000 $143,370,000 4,676
2. Top Gun: Maverick $50,000,064 $393,344,000 1 4,262
3. Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness $4,884,000 $397,806,858 2 3,765
4. The Bob’s Burgers Movie $2,338,000 $27,086,540 3 3.425
5. Villains $2,250,000 $91,527,445 4 2,416
6. Downton Abbey: A New Era $1,650,000 $39,992,725 5 2011
7. Everything everywhere at once $1,271,108 $63,031,678 6 1,434
8. Fire Starter $820,000 $9,252,260 150
9. Sonic the Hedgehog 2 $710,316 $189,837,000 seven 1,067
10. The Lost City $549,667 $104,951,000 8 353

Critical reception has not harmed Jurassic World Dominion, domestically or internationally

Jurassic World DominionThe box office dominance wasn’t unexpected, but it shouldn’t be taken for granted either. The presumed final episode of the trilogy obtained only 30% on rotten tomatoes‘ reviews (although its audience score was a much more generous 79%). And take on the sequel to Tom Cruise’s fighter pilot, which by comparison got 97% of the reviews on rotten tomatoes (99% audience score), there could have been cause for concern. However, the Legacy’s $143.4 million debut brought in more than Top Gun: Maverick$124 million in Friday-Sunday revenueas good as $128.5 million launch of The Batman.

The MCU still holds top box office honors so far for 2022, however, with Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness earn more than Domination with his $185 million weekend opening last month.

Threequel’s opening weekend numbers are on par with its predecessor, as Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, made $148 million in its opening weekend in 2018 (pre-COVID). The first movie of World The series pulled in $209 million in its first weekend in the country. The latest blockbuster has also got off to a strong start internationally, pulling in $389.1 million in the past few days, per Deadline.

Tom Cruise pumps his fist enthusiastically in Top Gun: Maverick.

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Top Gun: Maverick is set to become Tom Cruise’s biggest blockbuster of all time

It may have fallen to No. 2 on the domestic box office charts this week but, with a drop of just 44% from its second week, Top Gun: Maverick is still going strong and breaking records along the way. The sequel had the best opening weekend preview in Paramount history, and it gave Tom Cruise the best opening weekend ever. Besides that, it was also the largest Memorial Day weekend opening since Pirates of the Caribbean: World’s Endand it gave the actor a No. 1 film at the box office for its fifth consecutive decadegoing back to the original Superior gunreleased in 1986.

In addition to all that, maverick is set to become the biggest film of Tom Cruise’s career, as international box office numbers hit $747 million after this weekend, Deadline reported, putting it easily within reach of Cruise’s highest-grossing film to date – Mission: Impossible – Fallout.This film earned $787.2 million worldwide in 2018. Will Superior gun to cross that threshold in just one more week?

The Villains Hold On Ahead Of Pixar’s Lightyear Premiere

With no other news this week, there were few surprises in the rest of the Top 10. Everything everywhere all at once and The lost city continue to hold on to the rankings after an impressive 12 weeks. The villainsis also continuing an impressive streak, amassing $91.5 million after eight weeks in theaters.

Universal’s animated film starring Sam Rockwell almost had the family market to itself – with sonic the hedgehog 2which also hangs on 10 weeks after its premiere – as audiences await the release of Light year Friday, June 17. the toy story The origin tale will see Chris Evans take over voice duties from Tim Allen, as the film is said to be the story of the space ranger the toy is based on. Expectations are high for Pixar’s return to theaters, though much of the critical response has centered on Sox, Buzz’s companion robotic cat.

Light year is likely to grow The villains and sonic the hedgehog 2 down, as young audiences and their parents flock to see the latest installment in the beloved franchise. But how will the PG-rated film compete with the slightly more mature films dominating the box office this week? See you next week to find out! Also, be sure to check out our 2022 Movie Release Schedule to see what movies are hitting theaters soon!


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