Box Office Round-Up ~ 6/20/22

Box Office Round-Up ~ 6/20/22

Turns out that once a Space Ranger gets to infinity and beyond, they simply end up back in the time when dinosaurs ruled the Earth. Such is the fate of Disney and Pixar’s Lightyear, which debuted this week and failed to beat out Jurassic World: Dominion for the top spot at the box office. The first theatrical release from Disney and Pixar since Onward back in early 2020, the spinoff of the ever-popular Toy Story franchise pulled in a respectable $51 million in its opening weekend, but fell short of its hoped-for and projected numbers by roughly 20-30%. Meanwhile, Jurassic World: Dominion continued its theatrical rampage with a weekend total of $58.6 million, putting on the cusp of $250 million domestic overall. No less impressive was Top Gun: Maverick, which finished its first month at the box office in third place with $44 million. It’s on a pace for $500 million overall domestically within the next week or two. As expected, the arrival of another summer blockbuster moved the spring release further down the list. In its last weekend before moving to streaming, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness brought in another $4.2 million, clearing the $400 million domestic marker. In fifth place, The Bob’s Burgers Movie grossed $1.1 million. The film adaptation of the beloved FOX animated series has grossed a relatively small $29.8 million overall, though it’s the kind of movie that will likely find a second wind when it reaches VOD in the coming months. Speaking of second winds, next weekend’s top five will likely mirror this one’s, unless Lightyear can surpass expectations and move up to the top spot. But for the time being, movie theaters remain firmly in the Jurassic era until at least the July 4th weekend. That’s when the Minions arrive, and even the mighty T-Rex may be no match for those tiny little box office juggernauts.

1. Jurassic World: Dominion ($58.6 MM)
Director: Colin Trevorrow (WME)

Writers: Emily Carmichael (Verve), Colin Trevorrow (WME), Derek Connolly (Verve)

Cast: Chris Pratt (UTA)
 Bryce Dallas Howard (WME)
 Laura Dern (CAA)

2. Lightyear ($51 MM)

Director: Angus MacLane (WME)

Writers: Angus MacLane (WME), Matthew Aldrich (CAA), Jason Headley (CAA)
Cast: Chris Evans (CAA)
 Keke Palmer (3 Arts)
 Taika Waititi (CAA)

3. Top Gun: Maverick ($44 MM)

Director: Joseph Kosinski (CAA)

Writers: Peter Craig (CAA), Justin Marks (CAA), Ehren Kruger, Eric Warren Singer (Range Media Partners), Christopher McQuarrie (CAA)
Cast: Tom Cruise (CAA)
 Miles Teller (CAA)
 Jennifer Connelly (CAA)

4. Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness ($4.2 MM)

Director: Sam Raimi (CAA) 

Writers: Michael Waldron (CAA)
Cast: Benedict Cumberbatch (UTA)
 Elizabeth Olsen (Gersh)
 Xochitl Gomez (Hyperion)

5. The Bob’s Burgers Movie ($1.1 MM)

Director: Loren Bouchard (WME), Bernard Derriman (Gotham Group)

Writers: Loren Bouchard (WME), Nora Smith (WME)
Cast: H. Jon Benjamin (UTA) John Roberts (Granderson Des Rochers)
 Dan Mintz (WME) Source: Box Office Mojo, The Numbers