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Box Office: 'Lightyear' Falls to 'Jurassic World: Dominion'

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Chris Pratt at the Los Angeles premiere of 'Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom' held at the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles, USA on June 12, 2018. - Image (Tinseltown / Shutterstock.com)

‘Lightyear’ is unable to beat ‘Jurassic World Dominion’

What a surprise! Pixar and Disney’s new movie ‘Lightyear’ lost Father's Day weekend to holdover ‘Jurassic World Dominion’ at the domestic box office.

Hollywood's tent poles have been doing great business this year, with ‘Top Gun: Maverick’ being the third major Hollywood film to do solid-to excellent box office. As a result of these successes and because overall revenue hit USD $166 million which is down only 18% from 2019, it isn't clear whether there has been enough recovery.

The ‘Toy Story’ spinoff buzzed to a disappointing USD $51 million from 4,255 theaters. While that’s not too bad for the COVID-19 era and it is still the biggest opening of an animated family film so far this year, it nevertheless underperformed considering how highly anticipated ‘Lightyear’ was by fans.

Overseas, ‘Lightyear’ took in $34.6 million from its first 43 markets for a global launch of USD $ 85 million. The movie isn’t expected to be released in China and was banned in the Middle East because it contains same-gender kisses between two main characters.

The Space Ranger is back and this time, he's got a brand new voice. Chris Evans takes over for Tim Allen in the origin tale of Buzz Lightyear. 

This is not the best Pixar offering, but it has its fans. The film currently sits at 78% on Rotten Tomatoes and audiences gave this one an A- CinemaScore which isn't too shabby considering how most animated movies usually fare in comparison to their live-action counterparts!

Universal and Amblin’s ‘Jurassic World Dominion’ continued to make history with its impressive No. 1 position at the domestic box office this past weekend, as it took home another USD $58 million from 4,679 locations for a 10-day total of USD $ 247 million. The movie now has worldwide earnings totaling over USD $ 600 million.

With a federal holiday honoring Juneteenth coming up, Monday may look more like Saturday and Sunday at the box office. Universal insiders believe that ‘Jurassic World Dominion’ could hit up to USD $ 68 million in its four-day run.

 

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