The first teaser for Jurassic World: Dominion will debut with IMAX screenings of F9.
Sam Neill dropped a teaser poster in front of Jurassic World: Dominion this afternoon, one that noted both the “one year from now” release date (June 10, 2022, or tonight if you count Thursday’s previews) and the promise of an extended teaser hitting theaters soon. That expanded preview will debut in IMAX theaters playing F9 from June 25, although the plague may play with other IMAX features the following year.
The principle prologue debuted with Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker in December 2019, but I also caught it with Birds of prey early February 2020. The film was supposed to premiere this weekend, three years later Fallen Kingdom and six years later Jurassic World Covid hadn’t interfered. Nevertheless, there is some symmetry in next summer’s highest-grossing film, which shows a “first look” teaser for this summer’s biggest movie.
Black Widow could surpass here and abroad, or something else will “surprise” to the point where it becomes the biggest Hollywood release of the season. However, the chances are still great F9s respective favor as the summer’s biggest global grosser, if not (give or take, casually, Spider-Man: No Way Home or no time to die) the year. Sure, we can state that the $215 million gross in China was a little softer than hoped, but there are no other Hollywood movies this year that can be expected to continue this kind of business.
If it plays something like The Fate of the Furious (a $97 million opening and a $226 million finish) in North America, starting in two weeks, well, again, I wouldn’t bet my ten-second car against the Fast Family. As for next summer, Colin Trevorrow’s Jurassic World made a staggering $1,651 billion in 2015. YES Bayona’s Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom earned $1,308 billion in 2018 (double Ant-Man and the Wasp and triple Solo: A Star Wars Story).
While it won’t be the only game in town next year, the Chris Pratt/Bryce Dallas Howard/BD Wong-and-Sam Neill/Laura Dern/Jeff Goldblum mega-sequel is still the likely frontrunner.
Watching movies that can offer a challenge, Thor: Love & Thunder should jump 52% from Thor: Ragnarok ($854 million) to reach $1.3 billion. That’s possible, because Civil war jumped 61% from winter soldier. However, there are only three non-Iron Man MCU movies (Black PantherCaptain Marvel and Spider-Man: from home) have cracked even $900 million worldwide, and Far from home was essentially a feature film for Iron Man.
Oh wait, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever will the other movie probably give? Jurassic World 3 a run for its money, even if it (and, yes, JW3) will likely fall from its predecessor’s insanely-huge ($1.346 billion) cume. Pixars light year is not Toy Story 5, and Mission: Impossible 7 not going to rise 64% of the $792 million gross of precipitation. Likewise, even with inflation and overseas expansion,
James Mangold’s Indiana Jones 5 (next July) won’t automatically bring in $1 billion, although I’m assuming it’s budgeted so it doesn’t have to. Ironically the only movie likely to challenge Black Panther 2 and Jurassic World 3 for the crown next summer is Universal’s Minions: The Rise of Gru. Sure, there could be a comedown from the previous two Despicable Me movies, but those movies made $968 million in 2013 and $1 billion (summer peak) in 2017.
Yes, I just plowed through a “big not big” 2022 summer movie preview, with all due respect to the likely “big not but not gigantic” likes from Shazam: Wrath of the Gods and John Wick: Chapter 4. As noted quite a few last year, Universal was the major studio with the main impetus for making sure theaters survived the pandemic. They have this year’s likely summer champion, next year’s likely summer champion and potential skyrocketing properties in Minions 2 and No time to die (which they will distribute overseas) along with the smaller Blumhouse coolers and Illumination giants.
Either way, it’s almost refreshing to see studios return to long-running marketing for predetermined hit movies, at least in this particular case. Sure, it’s just playing for the fans, but one IMAX teaser a year, provided we don’t get anything else until Christmas (the Chris Nolan model, natch), is the definition of harmless. Anyway, if you see Justin Lin’s F9 in IMAX from June 25th you get the first sneak peek of Colin Trevorrow’s Jurassic World: Dominion. And, yes, that’s probably as close as we’re going to get to a Fast & Furious/Jura- crossing.