Despite less than stellar reviews from film critics, the Jurassic World: Dominion Box Office opening this weekend was pretty incredible. The Universal Studios/ Amblin dino sequel had a massive weekend, bringing $59.7 million on Friday night in gross sales. Saturday followed with $46.7 million, and Sunday closed out the weekend with $36.9 million.
Needless to say, the film came in first at the box office, with a total of just over $143 million for opening weekend. Jurassic World: Dominion played in 4,676 theaters across the country, averaging about $30,660 in sales per theater.
The Colin Trevorrow-directed, written, and produced movie has already made north of $245 million internationally, bringing worldwide numbers to just over $389 million as of the morning of June 13, 2022. Not bad for three days in the theater!
Top Gun: Maverick held on to the second spot during its fourth week of release, bringing in another $50 million domestically. And Disney’s Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness rounds out the top three in its sixth week of release with $4.8 million.
Will There Be More Jurassic World?
Jurassic World: Dominion‘s opening weekend isn’t far behind the last film in the series, 2018’s Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, which opened with 148million. Fallen Kingdom went over to gross over 1.31 billion worldwide.
Regardless of reviews, what matters is how much money a film makes for the studios. And with opening weekend numbers as large as they are for Jurassic World: Dominion, the studio is most definitely thinking about what will be next.
“The equilibrium on the planet is left in a different place than it certainly was at the beginning of Jurassic Park, or even at the beginning of Jurassic World,” Trevorrow tells Den of Geek. “I feel like part of my job was to tend this garden for a period of time and leave it in great shape… so I wanted to leave all the possibilities on the table.”
However, whoever continues the story, it’s not likely to be Trevorrow. “I feel like I made a trilogy of movies, and it’s a lot,” Trevorrow continues. “It’s been nine years of my life. And I feel like the audience would probably agree that they’ve seen what I have to say about this. I think there would be a lot of interest in what another filmmaker had to say about it.”
Earlier this year, the film’s executive producer, Frank Marshall, told SlashFilm, “I think that Dominion‘s going to wrap up this trilogy, but we’re not resting on our laurels. We’re going to sit down, and we’re going to see what the future is. We have that wonderful series, Camp Cretaceous, on Netflix. We obviously want to make quality, good movies with great storytelling, great writers and directors, but we’re definitely looking to do more in the Jurassic world.”
We’ll keep you posted on the future of the franchise as more news surfaces!