Jurassic World Dominion is still the king of the box office this weekend after Pixar’s Lightyear underperformed industry expectations (more on that later). The sequel to Fallen Kingdom raked in $58 million in its second weekend, dropping it at about 58% compared to last week’s impressive $145 million debut. Negative reviews and poor word of mouth may have contributed to Dominion’s fall.
Still, it was able to hold the fort against Lightyear, a well-received film from critics and audiences who went to see it. The Toy Story spinoff underperformed badly, only raking in $51 million in its opening weekend, versus where it was tracking, at the $70 million range. It wasn’t able to outpace Jurassic World, even with an IMAX release being heavily marketed by Disney and positive reviews.
Joseph Kosinski has a new film out on Netflix this week, and Top Gun: Maverick is still making tons of money at the box office. He’s having a great year, especially when he’s tapped to direct a Formula One movie with Brad Pitt as his next project for Apple TV+. The film opened at number three this weekend and only dipped at 15% from last week with a $44 million tally. It will absolutely pass $1 billion at the box office and become the second film of the pandemic era to do so.
Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, however, will fall short of reaching these heights. The film only made $4.2 million this weekend, and with it releasing on Disney+ this Wednesday, it could end up grossing over $940 million before its theatrical run is completed. It’s still very impressive, but not as spectacular as Marvel would’ve wanted it to be.
Here’s the full list of the top ten films of the week:
- Jurassic World Dominion (Universal): $58.6M (-59.6%) – 4,697 theatres
- Lightyear (Disney): $51M – 4,255 theatres
- Top Gun: Maverick (Paramount): $44M (-15.1%) – 4,035 theatres
- Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness (Disney): $4.2M (-19.5%) – 2,465 theatres
- The Bob’s Burgers Movie (Disney): $1.1M (-55.4%) – 1,350 theatres
- The Bad Guys (Universal/Dreamworks): $980.000 (-61.3%) – 1,477 theatres
- Everything Everywhere All At Once (A24): $959.631 (-26.5%) – 679 theatres
- Downton Abbey: A New Era (Focus Features): $830.000 (-52.8%) – 1,179 theatres
- Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (Paramount): $228.392 (-69.6%) – 439 theatres
- Brian and Charles (Focus Features): $198.000- 279 theatres
Source: Box Office Mojo