Jurassic World Dominion Soars To $389 Million WW As Top Gun 2 Speeds To $747 Million – Deadline

Refresh for the latest Big action at the global and international box office this weekend as Universal/Amblin Entertainment’s Jurassic World Dominion put its dino imprint in another 57 overseas markets, and along with last weekend’s remnants, it grossed an estimated $177 million to lift the offshore cume to $245.8M until Sunday. With the stomping domestic bow of the threequel, the global number has reached a notch $389.1 million

Simultaneously, Paramount/Skydance’s Top Gun: Maverick is still accelerating as it surpassed $700 million worldwide, with (a rather fitting) $747M by today. Added the Tom Cruise starrer $52.7 million in 64 overseas markets during its third frame, another staggering drop of just 39% — despite losing most of the IMAX screens to the dinosaurs. The international cume is now $353.7M while the domestic is approaching $400 million.

We’ll get into all the details of both movies as we update, but here are some initial benchmarks for the Colin Trevorrow-directed lordship: 16 overseas markets had the largest franchise opening weekend including previews, 12 markets had the largest franchise opening weekend excluding previews and three markets delivered Universal’s 3rd largest opening weekend ever.

The Chris Pratt/Bryce Dallas Howard starrer seeing the return of legacy cast from 1993 Jurassic Park also scored #1 starts in 52 of 57 new markets. Those debuts (excluding China – more on that below – and excluding previews) are 11% below those of 2018 Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom and 29% below that of 2015 Jurassic World, both at current rates. They also came out on top in 38% Independent thinking person

JWD notably, raised $52.5 million in China for the biggest Hollywood title opening there this year. As noted yesterday, it went on to become the best studio movie of 2022, performing almost in line with Jurassic World for the three days; the earlier film opens on a Wednesday.

This is all the more impressive given that about 20% of cinemas in China remain closed, including all of Shanghai and part of Beijing.

Universal Pictures International Distribution President Veronika Kwan Vandenberg tells Deadline: “We couldn’t be more pleased with the results. It is a true testament to the enduring love for this franchise and a monumental collaboration between filmmakers and the cast, the Universal team around the world and exhibitors everywhere.”

lordship also scored $25 million in worldwide IMAX, the fifth-best global opening ever for a Universal title. Internationally, IMAX achieved its 5th best Universal movie launch weekend with $12.7 million, including $6.3 million from China, its biggest Hollywood debut since May 2021.

As regards Independent thinking person and IMAX, the global box office cume, has hit $75.6 million, making it the format’s biggest release of 2022.

Both Independent thinking person and lordship have a runway as the next big release in June is family oriented light year from Disney/Pixar. Each also has an ace up its sleeve. Top Gun 2 goes to Cruise-loving Korea on June 23 and JWD releases in Japan, a strong market for the franchise, on July 29.

Breakdowns and more details to follow.

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