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LOS ANGELES—Dinosaurs, fighter pilots and superheroes joined forces to give Hollywood perhaps its most promising box-office weekend this year, with “Jurassic World Dominion” delivering the third $100 million-plus opening in six weeks.
The third installment of the revived dinosaur franchise, “Jurassic World Dominion” collected an estimated $143 million in the U.S. and Canada. The weekend marked a low for the franchise, but is a robust contribution to theater owners following the Memorial Day weekend takeoff of “Top Gun: Maverick,” which took in a record-setting $160.5 million, and the May opening of “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness,” which garnered $187.4 million on its opening weekend.