SATURDAY UPDATE: Universal/Amblin Entertainment Jurassic World Dominion takes on a project $386 million worldwide until Sunday. In its second offshore frame, it added 57 new markets, after posting at the start of 15 last session. The cumulative international box office through Friday is $135 million, including new hubs and holdovers. Until Sunday, it is estimated that he will land a full weekend abroad from $175 millionbringing the offshore current total to $244 million.
In the same suite of new international markets this session, and at today’s rates, 2015 jurassic world opened at $226 million ($187 million excluding previews) while 2028 fallen kingdom bowed out at $227 million ($212 million excluding previews).
Even though JWD arrives below these films, it is ahead of pre-weekend screenings, especially with significant play in China where it’s on track to hit $50M+ through tomorrow. This will instantly make the Colin Trevorrow-directed trio Hollywood’s No. 1 release of 2022 there, surpassing Universal’s. The villains.
There are currently around 80% of cinemas open in China – all of Shanghai remains closed and part of Beijing. Critical and social scores are lower than previous films (8.1 on Maoyan and 6.5 on Douban), but the market has been starved for high action mastheads. Friday’s opening day ($14.9 million / RMB 99.8 million) was by far the biggest launch of an imported title in 2022, and the 3rd highest since the pandemic began. Saturday grossed around $21.2 million (RMB 142 million), landing the highest single-day performance by an imported film this year. It is also the first time a movie has grossed more than RMB 100 million in a single day since February 14, during the Chinese New Year holiday.
Friday, the UK opened at No. 1 with $4.5 million, delivering the 2nd highest-grossing Friday for the franchise, just 10% behind jurassic world. Performances were heavily aided by IMAX and other PLF formats, as well as mostly sold-out evening shows. The weekend estimate is $16.5 million.
Francewhich lost on Wednesday, is now eyeing a $9.4 million weekend after posting the best opening day of 2022.
Australia is eyeing an $8 million launch frame, the 3rd-biggest ever for Universal and Germany is estimated at $7.6 million for its debut.
In IndiaFriday’s $1.3 million from 2,749 screens was the franchise’s 2nd-biggest debut, 2nd-biggest Hollywood debut of 2022 and 4th-biggest of the pandemic.
Spain lost Friday with the 2nd best start of the year at $1.3M and the 3rd biggest opening Friday of the pandemic. The total to date is $2.2 million.
Malaysia through Friday grossed $2.6 million, Netherlands is at $2.2 million and Indonesia has 2.1 million dollars. Taiwan bowed out on Friday with $700,000, taking first place in the legacy Superior gun and landed the biggest opening day of 2022 – above Doctor Strange 2.
In the remains of last weekend, Mexico grossed $24.7 million through Friday, above the previous two Jurassic movies at the same exit point. Korea hit a cumulative $19.4 million on Friday and Brazil is at $6.2 million.
Full update coming tomorrow.
FRIDAY UPDATE: Universal/Amblin Entertainment Jurassic World Dominion is launching its dino print in 57 additional overseas markets this weekend after breaking into an initial 15 hubs last session. Until Thursday, the trio directed by Colin Trevorrow reported $95.1 million at the international box office. Including Friday China start, which amounts to 110.4 million dollars.
China, as we noted in this week’s global preview, is a key pivot this session. The market has been hampered over the past few months by Covid lockdowns and restrictions which have slowly started to ease.
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The Friday debut of JWD in the PRC, a market that adopted the previous photos, was on 60,000 screens and earned 89 million RMB ($14.6 million) for a total of 103.83 million RMB ($15.3 million) , including Thursday previews. This is slightly below the opening day for 2015 jurassic world (109.7 million RMB). JWD led the market with 90% of the total box office and contributed to China’s first time grossing over RMB 100 million in 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 start of the pandemic, only beaten by last year’s Quick 9 (378.7 million RMB) and Godzilla vs. Kong (RMB 137 million), both of which were released in less downgraded market times.
There are around 75% of cinemas open in the country, with capacity restrictions in place. All cinemas are still closed in Shanghai and Beijing is only partially open – with a number of major cinemas in the capital having been ordered to close again since Thursday.
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China’s social scores are just starting to come in with JWD at 8.2 on Maoyan against 8.6 for fallen kingdom and 9.1 for jurassic world.
In total, the reteam of Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard – which also sees the return of former cast members Sam Neill, Laura Dern and Jeff Goldblum – will be present in 72 overseas markets through Friday. The United Kingdom is notably losing today on 700 sites and 2,250 screens.
The main remains include Mexico (at $23.2 million through Thursday) and Korea ($19.M).
In other new releases during the week, France led with the biggest launch day of 2022 with 338,000 admissions, including cutting-edge previews Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness (335K entries). France’s gross through Thursday is $3.7 million.
Australia opened at $1.3M at No. 1 with a 61% share. The initial debut was at 285 locations with a cumulative 303 throughout the weekend.
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Germany started Wednesday and is now at $2.2 million through Thursday. Spain had the biggest Thursday opening for any film this year with $952,000 – nearly three times Top Gun: Maverickand with 82% market share.
Malaysia tipped to $613,000 after a half-day of previews on Wednesday, posting the third-largest single preview day ever for Universal (behind Quick 8 and Hobbs & Shaw). It continued with $967,000 on Thursday for a running total of $1.6M. It is the second biggest opening day of 2022 (behind Doctor Strange 2) and the fourth largest universal opening of all time (behind Rapid 7, Rapid 8 and jurassic world).
Here is a breakdown of the other markets: Middle East opened at $1.5M combined; Indonesia is now at $1.4M. Taiwan added $708,000 in previews on Wednesday, taking 70% market share across 424 screens. The result was almost double the Wednesday previews for Top Gun: Maverick and almost 3 times the Thursday previews for no time to die. Cume is $1.2 million through Thursday.
Singapore launched to the biggest Universal Wednesday previews ever and franchise best with $313,000. The Netherlandswhich began previews last week, has taken in $1.8 million to date.
We will have more updates throughout the weekend.