Jurassic World: The World Afterthe latest installment in the dinosaur saga, has just landed in the United States to break the box office.
While cinema attendance is just beginning to recover from the Covid-19 pandemic, mid-2022 releases are giving exhibitors a little boost. quote Doctor Strange 2 who is not far from hitting the billion mark at the global box office and Top Gun: Maverick which will soon exceed 400 million in revenue in the United States.
And to complete this panel of big blockbusters, the third part of the dinosaur saga, total failure Jurassic World: The World After, hits cinemas around the world. Best start of 2022 in France (338,399 admissions, including 121,488 in previews), the film arrived on the big screens in the United States this Friday, and it is likely to devour the competition.
With nearly 60 million dollars collected this Friday in the United States, Jurassic World: The World After, is expected to reach 142 million in revenue for its first weekend of operation. It’s about worst score of the trilogybehind Jurassic World (208 million) and Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (148 million), but remember that we are just emerging from a pandemic period which is still stifling the theatrical success of many films, including blockbusters.
Otherwise, The world after is the second best start of 2022 in the United States, and the third best since the start of the pandemic, ahead of The Batman (134 million) and Top Gun: Maverick (126 million), but not far behind Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness (187 million) and Spider-Man: No Way Home (260 million). A hot start that does not, however, set anything in stone.
Evidenced by the new Top Gun with Tom Cruise, which got off to a less good start than the return of Doctor Strange on the big screen, but who will still manage to score better than him by maintaining himself admirably well over the length.
Anyway, internationally, The world after raised $135 million on the Friday of its release and is expected to rack up $244 million by Sunday night. In all, the giga blockbuster directed by Colin Trevorrow expected to reach $386 million worldwide, from its first weekend of operation. Note that unlike Doctor Strange 2 (and most of the latest Disney films), Jurassic World 3 has a Chinese release.
The film accumulated just under $ 15 million there on Friday, the largest launch for a film exported to China in 2022, and the third since the start of the pandemic. According to estimates and despite the approximately 20% of cinemas closed on the territory (especially in Shanghai), Jurassic World: The World After reportedly raised more than $21 million on Saturday, and is expected to top 50 million by the end of the weekend.
Recall that the first Jurassic World and Fallen Kingdom had respectively collected at the end of their exploitation 228 million and 261 million dollars in China when they were released. Say that the territory is a juicy market for Universal Sounds like a mild understatement then. To see how Colin Trevorrow’s feature film will hold up in the long term, but there is no doubt that it will be among the most successful of 2022.