Box Office: Disney film “Jurassic World” remains No.1

Box Office: Disney film “Jurassic World” remains No.1

Box Office: Disney film “Jurassic World” remains No.1

“Jurassic World Dominion” managed to reclaim the crown, Courtesy (Google).

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  • “Lightyear” grossed $34.6 million in 43 countries.
  • The Disney film was expected to gross at least $70 million.
  • “Jurassic World Dominion” managed to reclaim the crown.
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Over the weekend, the Disney film was expected to gross at least $70 million. However, increased competition from Universal’s behemoth “Jurassic World Dominion” and Paramount’s high-flying “Top Gun: Maverick,” as well as little interest in watching a slightly esoteric origin story about Buzz Lightyear, one with only a tenuous connection to the four films in the popular kid-friendly franchise, disrupted its ambitions. “Lightyear” landed in second place after a shaky launch, making it one of the few Pixar films to miss out on the top spot at the American box office.

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“Lightyear” made $34.6 million in 43 countries, bringing its global total to $85.6 million. Because of some explicit scenes, the film was banned in some smaller foreign markets, notably Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.

Notably, “Lightyear” is the first Pixar film to be released on the big screen in over two years, since March 2020’s “Onward.” Three of Pixar’s films — “Soul,” “Luca,” and “Turning Red” — skipped theatres to premiere on Disney+ during the pandemic, prompting some box office analysts to wonder if customers have been taught to watch Pixar films at home.

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Others in the business wonder if Disney places too much emphasis on brand recognition and not enough on performance. It’s not that the film was a flop; it received an “A-” CinemaScore and a 77 percent rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Disney, on the other hand, was hoping that more people would feel compelled to see “Lightyear” in theatres this weekend.

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Despite a massive 60% drop, “Jurassic World Dominion” managed to reclaim the box office crown in a stunning upset. In its second weekend of release, Universal’s prehistoric sequel grossed $58.6 million from 4,697 theatres, boosting its domestic total to $259 million.

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