Jurassic Park: Dominion: Strong Opening

‘Jurassic Park: Dominion’ Earns $16.7 Million at International Box Office

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Jurassic Park: Dominion is off to a good start at the international box office.

The blockbuster opened in 15 major markets this week, including Italy, Mexico and Brazil.

It has already grossed $16.7 million through Thursday.

Jurassic World: Dominion is expected to bring in more than $45 million this weekend, giving it a healthy head start before it opens in U.S. theaters on June 10.

Universal is backing the film, which is the sixth chapter in the franchise.

It brings back “Jurassic World” director Colin Trevorrow and offers up a cornucopia of past, present and future series stars, bringing back Sam Neill, Jeff Goldblum and Laura Dern from “Jurassic Park,” flanking them with Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard, who have headlined the most recent trilogy, and introducing new characters played by DeWanda Wise and Mamoudou Athie.

The film was one of the first major studio tentpoles to go into production during COVID.

In Italy, the film grossed $1.3 million, 75% above the most recent sequel, “Fallen Kingdom.”

In Mexico the film has grossed $5.1 million and scored the third best second day performance of the pandemic era.

In South Korea the film has racked up $8.4 million since opening in the middle of the week.

The film is also playing in Argentina, Colombia, Peru, Chile, Ecuador, Bolivia, Uruguay, Paraguay and Venezuela.

Jurassic World: Dominion is expected to be one of the summer’s highest-grossing releases and could be a big boost for theater owners who are finally enjoying some momentum after “Top Gun: Maverick” racked up a huge opening.