This coming weekend marks the long-awaited return of dinosaurs to the box office as Universal and Amblin’s Jurassic World Dominion storms in over 4,600 cinemas throughout North America.
In light of Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom‘s $148-million debut in June 2018, several optimistic pundits anticipate that the opening weekend of Jurassic World Dominion will be much higher than $125 million. And in 2015, Jurassic World opened with $208.8 million in its first weekend.
Dominion’s removal of Imax and premium big format displays from Top Gun 2 is a benefit. Actors Laura Dern, Jeff Goldblum, Sam Neill, and BD Wong return for the first time since the original Jurassic Park film directed by Steven Spielberg (1993).
After taking a break from directing Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, director, and Jurassic World architect Colin Trevorrow will return to the director’s chair of Jurassic World Dominion, the last installment in the trilogy that has been led by stars Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard.
Internationally, the picture has already racked up over $55 million across 15 markets, getting off a good start in South Korea and across Latin America, including Brazil and Mexico. This weekend, the film comes out in a variety of different markets, including China, where it is one of the few Hollywood tentpoles to be released (Top Gun 2 is not released in the Middle Kingdom.)