Jurassic World Dominion topped the domestic box office over the weekend, generating more than $143 million in ticket sales during its debut. Internationally, the film has earned around $245.8 million since its release earlier this month, bringing its global tally to just under $390 million.
About 10.8 million moviegoers turned out to see “Dominion” nationally, accounting for about 66% of the total audience over the weekend, according to data from EntTelligence.
Top Gun: Maverick,” which grossed another $50 million in ticket sales during its third weekend in the US and Canada, accounted for 26% of the domestic movie audience.
Maverick” has continued to draw in audiences and saw just a 44% drop in ticket sales between its second and third weekends. This is the second weekend in a row that the Tom Cruise-directed sequel has held strong at the box office. Between its opening week and its second week, the film only saw a 32% drop in ticket sales. Movies will typically see a 50% to 70% drop between the first and second weekends.
Top Gun: Maverick’ continues to fly high even in the face of stiff competition from ‘Jurassic World: Dominion,'” said Paul Dergarabedian, senior media analyst at Comscore. For movie theaters, this is a dream scenario of having two blockbusters on their screens at the same time building excitement and excitement around the movie theater experience. For Jurassic World: Dominion,” however, this game of diminishing returns could be much more severe. The blockbuster feature has received overwhelmingly negative reviews from critics and could see a sharp drop in ticket sales after its opening weekend if word of mouth from moviegoers turns sour as well.