In a surprising turn of events, Jurassic World Dominion claimed the top spot at the domestic box office for the second straight week, earning $68 million over the 4-day holiday weekend ($58.66 million 3-day) to raise its cute to an impressive $259.1 million. The dinos took a huge bite out of Disney/Pixar’s Lightyear, forcing the animated adventure to settle for $55 million ($51 million 3-day) in its debut week — far below industry expectations, per Deadline.
Now, it’s possible Buzz could leg it out via strong word of mouth (the film received an A- CinemaScore and mostly positive reviews from critics), but even that seems unlikely as Universal’s Minions is just around the corner and set for a July 1 release, followed by Thor: Love and Thunder (July 8) and Paws of Fury (July 15). Really, audiences may simply be waiting for Lightyear to hit Disney+ rather than invest in the theatrical experience.
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Globally, the Toy Story spin-off earned a meager $34.6 million from 43 offshore markets, raising its worldwide take to $85.6 million.
Jurassic World, meanwhile, took in another $76.1 million abroad and has now collected $622.2M worldwide. China chipped in solid support with $24 million.
Speaking of hits, Tom Cruise’s blockbuster Top Gun: Maverick continues to soar. In its fourth week, the action adventure raked in $48 million over the 4-day holiday ($44 million 3-day) and has now reached $470.1M domestically. Worldwide, the film has earned $800 million, making it Cruise’s biggest movie ever globally.
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DOMESTIC BOX OFFICE TOP 10
1.) Jurassic World Dominion (Uni) 4,697 (+21) theaters, Fri $15.8M, Sat $21.98M, Sun $20.88M, 3-day $58.66M (-60%)/4-day $68M/Total $259.1M/Wk 2
2.) Lightyear (Dis) 4,255 theaters, Fri $20.7M, Sat $16.3M, Sun $14M, 3-day $51M, 4-day est $55M+/Wk 1
3.) Top Gun: Maverick (Par) 4,262 (-489) theaters, Fri $11M, Sat $15.6M, Sun $17.3M, 3-day $44M (-15%), 4-day est $48M, Total $470.1M/Wk 4
4.) Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness (Dis) 2,465 (-880) theaters, Fri $1.1M, Sat $1.57M, Sun $1.52M, 3-day $4.2M (-19%), 4-day $4.4M, Total $405.2M/Wk 7
5.) Bob’s Burgers (20th/Dis) 1,350 (-1,255) theaters, Fri $349K, Sat $441K, Sun $310K, 3-day $1.1M (-51%), 4-day $1.3M, Total $30M/Wk 4
6.) Everything, Everywhere All at Once (A24) 679 (-755) theaters, Fri $260K, Sat $359K, Sun $341K, 3-day $960K (-26%), 4-day $1.2M, Total $65.1M/Wk 13
7.) The Bad Guys (Uni) 1,477 (-939) theaters, Fri $280K, Sat $370K, Sun $330K, 3-day $980K (-61%), 4-day $1.15M, Total $94.4M /Wk 9
8.) Downton Abbey – A New Era (Foc) 1,179 (-832) theaters, Fri $260K, Sat $300K, Sun $270K, 3-day $830K (-53%), 4-day $970K, Total: $42.3M/Wk 5
9.) Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (Par) 439 (-628) theaters $54K, Sat $94K Sun $80K, 3-day $228K (-70%), 4-day est $280K, Total $190.5M/Wk 11
10.) Brian and Charles (Foc) 279 theaters, Fri $74K,Sat $73K, Sun $51K, 3-day $198K, 4-day $221K, Wk 1