September 28, 2022
'Jurassic World Dominion' Chomps On $95M+ Through Thursday Overseas; Thrashes To $110M+ Including China Friday

Refresh for latest…: Universal/Amblin Entertainment’s Jurassic World Dominion is putting its dino-print out in an additional 57 overseas markets this weekend after stomping into 15 early hubs last session. Through Thursday, the Colin Trevorrow-directed threequel has grossed $95.1M at the international box office. When including Friday’s China start, that rises to $110.4M.

China, as we noted in this week’s global preview, is a key swing this session. The market has been hobbled in the past several months by Covid lockdowns and restrictions that slowly have started to ease.

The Friday debut of JWD in the PRC, a market that has embraced the previous pics, was on 60,000 screens and grossed 89M RMB ($14.6M) for a total of 103.83M RMB ($15.3M) including Thursday previews. That’s slightly below the opening day for 2015’s Jurassic World (109.7M RMB). JWD dominated the market with 90% of total box office and contributed to the first time that China has grossed over 100M RMB on a single day since February. JWD is also by far the biggest opening for an imported title in 2022, and the third-biggest since the beginning of the pandemic, only beaten by last year’s Fast 9 (378.7M RMB) and Godzilla Vs Kong (137M RMB), both of which released in less impaired market times.

There are about 75% of cinemas open in the country, with capacity restrictions in place. All moviehouses are still shuttered in Shanghai, and Beijing is only partially open — with a number of leading theaters in the capital having been ordered to close again since Thursday.

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