‘Jurassic World Dominion’ trailer has new and old stars hunting down dinosaurs

Universal Pictures dropped the new trailer for “Jurassic World Dominion” – one of the most anticipated films of 2022 – on Thursday.

The first look featured everything you’d expect from a “Jurassic World” movie: dinosaurs on the loose, Chris Pratt on a motorcycle chasing those dinosaurs as well as several callbacks to previous films, including the original cast of Sam Neill, Laura Dern and Jeff Goldblum.

That’s good news for Universal and theaters, as the Jurassic Park franchise has been big business for both for nearly 30 years.

The series – which launched with Steven Spielberg’s ‘Jurassic Park’ – has grossed more than $5 billion worldwide since its debut in 1993, according to Comscore (SCOR). “Dominion,” which rebooted the franchise in 2015, will be the sixth installment overall.
For theaters, “Dominion” is one of the films that could represent a return to normal at the box office after two years of repeated reboots at theaters due to the pandemic. It was delayed for a year due to the global health crisis.

Even with streaming emerging as a dominant format for watching big movies, “Dominion” — which opens exclusively in theaters on June 10 — could still be one of 2022’s biggest boons for theaters. After all, watching a T-Rex roar on a giant screen is a much different experience than watching it on a TV at home.

There’s also the nostalgia of seeing the legacy of the original film back on the big screen. This should probably bring out old fans of the show who might be looking forward to seeing favorite characters Dr. Alan Grant (Neill), Dr. Ellie Sattler (Dern) and Dr. Ian Malcolm (Goldblum) trying not to get to eat.

As for Universal, “Dominion” is a big part of a potentially big year.

The studio has a diverse lineup of films that could lead to a box office bonanza. That includes “Nope,” Jordan Peele’s latest horror flick, family-friendly animated feature “Minions: The Rise of Gru,” and the conclusion to the revamped Halloween franchise, “Halloween Ends.”

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