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Dominion ‘takes third weekend box office as ‘Lightyear’ stumbles on debut – Reuters

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Jurassic World: Dominion

Erik Gruenwedel

The Universal Pictures Dinosaur Sequel Jurassic World: Dominion retained the top spot at the North American box office, grossing over an estimated $58.6 million in its third week of release through June 19. That was enough to hold off marquee challenger, Pixar Animation’s Light yearwhich bowed out with estimated ticket sales of $51 million.

With an announced production budget approaching $200 million, Light years the performance portends a troubling fiscal reality for the future. The film was the first Pixar title to receive a theatrical arc, along with Pixar’s previous three releases Soul, Luca and turn red go straight to the Disney+ streaming platform due to the pandemic. The trend suggests that some family audiences may have grown accustomed to the streaming option – skipping the theater in anticipation of Light year streaming soon.

For Domination, the tally brings the film’s North American gross to $259 million. Filling the Podium: Paramount Pictures’ enduring sequel, Top Gun: Maverick, which grossed an additional $44 million in ticket sales across more than 4,000 screens. Significantly, the projected weekend crude ranks No. 2 behind that of 2009 Avatar ($50 million) as the highest for a film in its fourth weekend of release. maverick generated $466 million in revenue in North America; $885 worldwide — the maximum for a Tom a Cruise movie.

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