DeWanda Sensible and Laura Dern star in Universal’s “Jurassic World: Dominion.”
“Jurassic World: Dominion” roared to the highest of the domestic box office over the weekend, generating greater than $143 million in ticket sales during its debut.
Internationally, the film has secured around $245.8 million since opening earlier this month, bringing its global tally to slightly below $390 million.
Around 10.8 million moviegoers turned as much as see “Dominion” domestically, representing around 66% of the general moviegoing audience throughout the weekend, based on data from EntTelligence.
“Top Gun: Maverick,” which snared one other $50 million in ticket sales during its third weekend within the U.S. and Canada, represented 26% of the domestic moviegoing audience.
“Maverick” has continued to attract in audiences and saw only a 44% drop in ticket sales between its second and third weekend. That is the second weekend in a row that the Tom Cruise-led sequel has held strong on the box office. Between its opening week and second week, the film saw only a 32% drop in ticket sales. Typically, movies will see between a 50% and 70% drop between the primary and second weekend
“‘Top Gun: Maverick’ remains to be flying high even within the face of stiff competition from ‘Jurassic World: Dominion,'” said Paul Dergarabedian, senior media analyst at Comscore. “For movie theaters, it is a dream scenario of getting two blockbusters on their screens without delay generating excitement and buzz surrounding the movie show experience.”
For “Jurassic World: Dominion,” nonetheless, this game of diminishing returns may very well be way more severe. The blockbuster feature has received overwhelmingly negative reviews from critics and will see a steep drop off in ticket sales after its opening weekend if word of mouth from moviegoers can also be sour.
Disclosure: Comcast is the parent company of NBCUniversal and CNBC. NBCUniversal distributed “Jurassic World: Dominion.”