Jurassic World Dominion US Box Office: $143 Million Is Worst Start In The Trilogy

The newest Jurassic World movie performed worse than Jurassic World and Fallen Kingdom over its first weekend.

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Jurassic World Dominion opened in US theaters this weekend, and it made $143 million in the Friday-Sunday period, it's been reported. That is the worst start in the new trilogy, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

For comparison, Jurassic World made $208.8 million over its first three days in 2015, while Fallen Kingdom pulled in $148 million over its opening weekend in 2018.

Dominion pulled in $18 million in Thursday previews in the US, according to The Hollywood Reporter. This is ahead of Fallen Kingdom's $15.3 million in Thursday previews years ago.

Dominion is the third movie in the trilogy that began with 2015's Jurassic World. Adding to its appeal (on paper at least) is that original Jurassic Park stars Laura Dern, Sam Neill, and Jeff Goldblum are all returning, appearing in a Jurassic film together for the first time since the original series.

Globally, Jurassic World Dominion has now made $389 million, including $52.2 million from China alone.

Dominion was among the first of the big Hollywood productions to resume filming during the pandemic. Production company Universal reportedly distributed 40,000 COVID tests and spent as much as $8 million on protocols related to the virus. The behind-the-scenes drama was the inspiration for the Judd Apatow movie The Bubble.

GameSpot's Jurassic World: Dominion review scored the film a 5/10.

"Jurassic World: Dominion feels like a script for a generic disaster movie hammered awkwardly into the Jurassic franchise mold at the last minute," reviewer Mason Downey said. "Where the other World movies may not have hung together flawlessly or explained themselves perfectly, they had the advantage of having at least a handful of interesting ideas that were, ultimately, pretty fun to watch--because, hey, who doesn't love watching big dinosaurs mess things up? But if that's the sort of energy you're looking for, unfortunately you won't find it here."

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