It looks like Jurassic World: Dominion is performing a lot like Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom. Their Thursday preview numbers may have may not have matched up but their Friday performance is virtually identical which means Dominion is headed for a weekend total pretty much on par with that 2018 film.
Jurassic World: Dominion grossed an estimated $59.55 million on Friday, per Deadline. That’s behind the $81.9 million of 2015’s Jurassic World’s Friday but ahead of the $58.5 million Friday of Fallen Kingdom. It would appear that the film’s not-so-stellar reviews aren’t hurting its momentum as the film proves, once again, that dinosaurs are awesome and people just love seeing them on the big screen. Fallen Kingdom turned that into a $148 million opening while Dominion is now estimated for $142 million. This all could change depending on Saturday business.
Dominion actually broke some other interesting records with its Friday figure. It has the best opening in the Covid-era for a non-superhero film and EntTelligence reports that Dominion notched 4.4 million admissions on its opening day, commanding close to 70% of the weekend’s stateside moviegoing audience to date. On the international front, the film has grossed $135 million through Saturday and its weekend estimate overseas is looking at $175 million. That would bring its overseas total to $244 million and a likely $386 million worldwide weekend, which is 19% ahead of projections. Also of note, the film received an “A-” CinemaScore which matches Fallen Kingdom’s score. Again, people love dinosaurs.
What are your thoughts on Jurassic World: Dominion’s Friday box office performance?