“Jurassic World Night” Tonight on NBC!

Hold on to your butts!

The latest bit of Jurassic World: Dominion marketing will air tonight on NBC at 8PM Pacific and 8PM Eastern time: “Jurassic World Night”!

NBC will air the first Jurassic World film, and commercial breaks during the film will consist of seven Jurassic World: Dominion cast members & Colin Trevorrow speaking about the legacy of Jurassic Park and the franchise.

This sounds like a very cool way to continue to promote the upcoming sixth film in the Jurassic franchise and celebrate the series’ legacy.

Be sure and tune in to NBC tonight at 8PM PST / 8PM EST for “Jurassic World Night”, and be on the lookout for more Dominion marketing as we head towards June 10th!

Jurassic World Dominion tracking towards a $165-$205 million domestic opening

Tickets for the sixth film in the franchise, Jurassic World Dominion, officially went on sale April 29th and today we have our first news of what the domestic opening weekend might look like for the film. Box Office Pro is reporting that early domestic tracking for the film is coming in the range of $165-$205 million. If this range holds true, it would be the second biggest opening weekend for the franchise just behind 2015’s Jurassic World.

Massive domestic opening weekend’s are not something new for the Jurassic franchise. While the early tracking for Jurassic World Dominion doesn’t seem to be indicating a record breaking number, three of the previous five installments have broke the opening weekend domestic record. In 1993 the original film Jurassic Park opened to a record $47.03 million besting the opening weekend of 1989’s Batman which had held the record with $40.49 million. The first sequel, 1997’s The Lost World: Jurassic Park opened to record $72.13 million topping the previous record holder, 1995’s Batman Forever which had opened to $52.78 million. 2015’s fourth installment, Jurassic World, shocked the world when it opened to a record $208.81 million overtaking 2012’s The Avengers which had opened to $207.44 million. 2001’s third installment, Jurassic Park III and 2018’s fifth installment, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, are the only two films in the series that have not broken the opening weekend record. While it seems unlikely that Dominion will break the opening weekend record, which is $357.12 million and held by 2019’s Avengers: Endgame, nothing can ever be completely written off as a possibility for the Jurassic franchise.

A factor in the early tracking that everyone should keep in mind is that both Jurassic World and Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom either exceeded or met their early tracking projections. Jurassic World was initially tracking at around $100-130 million and ended basically doubling the low end of the projection. Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom initially tracked around $130-150 million and came in at the higher end of that range ($148.02 million).

The previous five Jurassic films have combined for over $5 billion worldwide and the series is currently the only live-action film franchise to average over $1 billion per film. With the film projected to have a healthy opening domestic weekend and confirmation that the film will have a China release, the odds are high that Dominion will also join the exclusive billion dollar worldwide club.

What are your thoughts on the early tracking numbers for the domestic box office opening weekend? Do you think it is low, high or right on track to your expectations? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below

‘Jurassic World: Dominion’ Viral Marketing Campaign Has Begun!

One month before the film’s release, the viral marketing campaign for Jurassic World: Dominion has begun: Dino Tracker!



Courtesy of the DPW (Department of Prehistoric Wildlife), dinosaur and Jurassic fans alike can peruse sightings of prehistoric creatures across the globe via DinoTracker.com.


Find info about the dinosaurs of Jurassic World: Dominion, their locations and behavior, what to do when you encounter one, and many more hidden gems of information now – all via the Dino Tracker Field Guide!

The Field Guide contains detailed information on Tyrannosaurus rex, Velociraptor, Triceratops, Stegosaurus, Brachiosaurus, Allosaurus, Ankylosaurus, Apatosaurus, Atrociraptor, Baryonyx, Carnotaurus, Compsognathus, Dilophosaurus, Dimorphodon, Dimetrodon, Gallimimus, Giganotosaurus, Mosasaurus, Nasutoceratops, Parasaurolophus, Pteranodon, Pyroraptor, Quetzalcoatlus, Sinoceratops, Stygimoloch, and Therizinosaurus.


Watch the full DinoTracker reveal video via IGN below, and be sure to share your dinosaur sightings on DinoTracker.com!


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The Jurassic World Franchise Isn’t Going Extinct After ‘Dominion’ – It’s Just Marketing

If you’ve been following the Jurassic World: Dominion press tour, you’ve no doubt heard those involved with the franchise hinting that this is the end – some in more ambiguous tones, others seemingly more direct. Most recently while promoting the film on the Today Show, Dominion star Chris Pratt had the following to say:

“I really do think it’s the end, yeah,” said Pratt. “You got the legacy cast back — Sam Neill, Laura Dern, Jeff Goldblum — plus the cast of Jurassic World, all our storylines converging in a way that is very much a finale.”



First things first – semantics matter. “I really do think it’s the end” is very likely the expression of a personal opinion rather than an objective fact. He later follows that up with “converging in a way that is very much a finale. ‘A finale’. Not ‘the finale’. As a seasoned actor with many press tours under his belt, Pratt is very familiar with how to craft his words. This is a case of him toeing the line that the marketing has chosen to land on, while also outright stating something that he knows is not entirely true. Nobody likes being put into the shoes that poor Andrew Garfield was in before Spider-Man: No Way Home came out. Marketing this film as “the end” excites fans and moviegoers – people who want to see the culmination of the Jurassic franchise’s storyline, but definitely don’t want the Jurassic franchise to end.



Let’s look at this logically: the Jurassic franchise is a billion dollar powerhouse in theaters, through retail, and now on streamers with Camp Cretaceous. Since 2018, Jurassic has managed to craft itself into an evergreen toy line with Mattel leading the charge – bringing a wide variety of dinosaurs to life in collectible play form. That in itself is a reason to keep things going. Not to mention, the only other franchise of this caliber (we’re talking box office; not quality) is the Fast and Furious franchise – which Vin Diesel and the writers seem dead set to race to the junkyard as quickly as possible. Jurassic is a massive cultural icon and an idea that Universal Pictures and fans will continue to bank on.



Remember what writer and director Colin Trevorrow has said: The entire goal of the Jurassic World trilogy was to get dinosaurs off the islands and break free of the narrative guardrails the franchise was previously shackled to. They obviously have no desire to kill off every last dinosaur in Dominion (who wants to see that?) nor do they plan to just ship them back to an isolated island after working so hard to get them off. Dinosaurs roaming the entire globe provides the landscape for a myriad of stories for years to come.

Finally, and perhaps most importantly: producer Frank Marshall has already said this is not the end – it’s the “start of a new era” for the franchise. The dinosaurs are in our world now, and there’s no going back on that – you can’t put the Jurassic story back in the box.

Don’t get us wrong, Dominion will serve as a type of conclusion for certain story elements. But will it be the end of the franchise? Absolutely not. We’re just getting started.


Jurassic World Dominion will be released in China

Good news for Universal Pictures as Jeff Sneider of The Ankler is reporting that China has accepted Jurassic World Dominion to release theatrical in their country. No official release date though has been set.

China has accepted the third Jurassic World movie, though without any commitment yet of an actual release date. With a movie this size, Universal Pictures would love a simultaneous Dominion open all over the world, but it isn’t entirely up to them, as the Chinese government dictates when movies debut.

In February, box office analyst Jeff Bock said “getting any blockbuster into China right now feels like a big deal.”

This is indeed a very big deal for the final installment of the Jurassic World trilogy. In 2015, $228.7 million of Jurassic World‘s $1.67 billion worldwide total came from China. In 2018, $261.2 million of Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom‘s worldwide total also came from China. Outside of it’s domestic release, China has proven to be the second biggest source of global box office for the latest trilogy.

Having a release in China was no slam dunk for Dominion as other studios have seen their films not been accepted for release there.

As tensions between the U.S. and the P.R.C. ratchet up, China has, of late, blanket rejected Hollywood blockbusters — including Marvel movies Spider-Man: No Way HomeShang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, and Eternals — in favor of local product like homegrown mega-hit The Battle at Lake Changjin

The previous five Jurassic films have combined for over $5 billion worldwide and currently is the only live-action film franchise to average over $1 billion per film. So having an outlet of box office income from China is very key to Dominion reaching the $1 billion club and keeping the series at the impressive average.

What are your thoughts on Jurassic World Dominion getting a theatrical release in China? Does this mean a $1 billion+ worldwide gross is a lock? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

New Trailer and Tickets Available for ‘Jurassic World: Dominion’!

It’s a big day for ‘Jurassic World: Dominion‘! The second trailer for the movie dropped this morning after it was viewed by audiences yesterday at Cinema Con, and tickets are now on sale!

This new trailer starts off by showing us where Claire, Owen, and Maisie have been since the events ‘Fallen Kingdom’ and quickly picks up pace after Blue finds them. There are a ton of new scenes shown featuring both original and newer casts, as well as thrilling action sequences with new dinosaurs! Check out the trailer or keep scrolling for ticket info! If you want to go into the movie knowing as little as possible, we suggest skipping this trailer.

Along with the second trailer drop, tickets for ‘Dominion’ are now available for purchase! Regal Cinemas has even changed their logo for the event (which honestly looks pretty cool). The earliest showings in the US and Canada seem to be Thursday, June 9th at around 4 p.m.

Check your local theater for up to date information on showings near you. Did you secure your tickets? Let us know in the comments when you’ll be watching!

New ‘Jurassic World: Dominion’ Featurette Presents The Legacy of Jurassic Park!

Life breaks free.

Jurassic World: Dominion – The Legacy Featurette has been released by Universal Pictures! This brand new video contains interviews with the returning Jurassic Park cast members, the core cast of Jurassic World, and even Colin Trevorrow, all sharing the impact that the Jurassic franchise has had on cinema as a whole and how it all continues in Jurassic World: Dominion. Watch the full featurette below!




“It expands to new territories, and crashes through barriers… painfully, maybe even dangerously…”

The featurette begins with Sam Neill (Dr. Alan Grant), Laura Dern (Dr. Ellie Sattler), and Jeff Goldblum (Dr. Ian Malcolm) sharing pieces of their experiences making Jurassic Park alongside incredible behind-the-scenes footage from the set of that film. Dern speaks of the “energy on set that it was the first time you’d ever seen anything like this,” and Goldblum speaks to how he was “excited for everything that it could be.” The legacy of these actors, their characters, and the incredible film that is Jurassic Park is clear here, and the featurette begins to demonstrate their connection to Jurassic World: Dominion as it transitions to the characters of the Jurassic World films.


“Well, there it is.”

Continuing with the core Jurassic World cast, Chris Pratt (Owen Grady) and Bryce Dallas Howard (Claire Dearing) share the impact that Jurassic Park and seeing real dinosaurs on-screen had on them as well as cinema as a whole. “Suddenly that which had never seemed real before was totally real, and I realized at that moment that cinema forever had changed,” Howard says. Director Colin Trevorrow joins to share that “Jurassic World: Dominion is the culmination of the franchise. It concludes the story that Steven Spielberg started telling in 1993.” Pratt and Howard go on to share how great and surreal it was to work with the legacy cast member of Jurassic Park, and Laura Dern shares that Dominion was a “fantastic idea to bring these two worlds together.” Trevorrow and Howard go on to explain that with all of the characters returning, it is truly the intersection and convergence of the entire storyline and franchise.


“Life, uh… finds a way.”

There are also some very interesting new visuals and moments of dialogue in this featurette. Dr. Henry Wu (BD Wong) appears briefly to say “We need to fix a terrible mistake,” which could have massive implications for the storyline and the Jurassic franchise. We see fiery, action-packed moments featuring the entire cast, as well as new shots of the legacy and modern casts mixing together in interesting ways: a tense moment between Owen Grady and Dr. Malcolm, and Maisie, Dr. Grant, and Dr. Sattler running in lab coats through what looks like Biosyn’s headquarters. The featurette culminates in wild shots of the chaos to come in Malta, Owen and Kayla meeting the Pyroraptor, and the entire cast facing off with the massive Giganotosaurus, seen for the first time in glorious, full animatronic form!




Needless to say, this new Jurassic World: Dominion featurette is fantastic, and showcases multiple new moments and pieces of information that demonstrate the deep connection this film will have to the original: Jurassic Park. It also showcases how definitive the franchise has been for generations of people, and how fortunate we are to be witnessing the continuation of incredible stories 30 years in the making. Be sure and take this featurette in, share your thoughts with us below, and join us in the exciting run up to the sixth Jurassic film, in theaters June 10th!

Runtime Of ‘Jurassic World: Dominion’ Is The Longest In The Franchise!

“You’re gonna need a bigger soda.”

According to One Take News, the final runtime of ‘Jurassic World: Dominion’ is 146 minutes and 57 seconds, or in other words: 2 hours 26 minutes and 57 seconds (this includes credits)! This makes it by far the longest film in the entire franchise! The two runner-ups in length were ‘The Lost World: Jurassic Park’ and ‘Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom’. Both of those films clocked in at at 2 hours and 9 minutes.

While length of a movie never defines its quality, it is fitting for the final film in the ‘Jurassic World’ trilogy, and according to the filmmakers the ‘Jurassic Park’ saga, to have such an extended length. With the legacy cast and the current cast thrown into a blender with all-new characters on a global adventure, it doesn’t come as a surprise that it became the longest film with so much going on. Given that the final film in the original ‘Jurassic Park’ trilogy, Jurassic Park 3, was only 1 hour and 32 minutes, it is nice that the sendoff for ‘Jurassic World’ at least gives us much more to digest.

Some will undoubtedly question a runtime of nearly two and a half hours: but looking at recent blockbusters such as ‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’, ‘The Batman’, and ‘Avengers: Endgame’; audiences seem to dig these extended runtimes for franchises they love (if the filmmaking, story, and script support it), with the box office receipts to prove it. Believe it or not, we’ve also heard much content – some finished, some not – was left on the cutting room floor after numerous test screenings; extended cuts of the film exist and could have released.

Before we close off the article, let’s end it with some fun non-runtime anecdotes we’ve personally heard from those at the various test screenings: ‘Jurassic World Dominion’ is reportedly the best Jurassic World film yet. It’s not going to be long now, and with the exact runtime known we expect a second trailer alongside ticket pre-orders aren’t far off.

Does the reported runtime make you more excited for this film, or do you wish it were even longer? Share your thoughts in the comments below, and as always stay tuned to Jurassic Outpost for the latest!

Source: One Take News

New Animatronic Images From ‘Dominion’ Featured In Upcoming Fangoria Magazine Issue!

This is NOT a joke. Later this month, Fangoria magazine will unleash a new issue in stores featuring some spectacular images from the upcoming film ‘Jurassic World: Dominion’! However, subscribers to the magazine already have the new issue in advance (with an alternate cover, apparently)! While we haven’t seen its special ‘Dominion’ article in full yet, Ganon Gorder delivered to us a first look at some of its fantastic new images!

First up we have an in-progress look at the animatronic head/neck of Giganotosaurus! This thing looks like it could eat up the entire crew working on it with a single chomp! In the foreground you can see a smaller maquette version they are basing it off of. A quote on this image from creature effects supervisor John Nolan says:

“Jurassic is a perfect example of how digital and practical complement each other.”

– John Nolan

If you look to your left, you will see the next dinosaurs on our tour called… Dilophosaurus! Dilophosaurus, yes! Even in an unfinished form it is still impressive!

Now the Dilophosaurus is even more impressive in stunning color! From this angle, it certainly does have that original ‘Jurassic Park’ look compared to the couple of shots we saw of it in the trailer. Hopefully we get a better look at it in the final film, like this!

Here is our first look at Microceratus! It is nice to see new herbivorous dinosaurs enter the franchise, especially with such a vibrant blue color scheme! It’s more blue than Blue!

Next we have a close look at the head of a Pyroraptor! How cool is it to finally see an animatronic dinosaur in the ‘Jurassic’ films with feathers (beyond the quills we saw in ‘Jurassic Park 3’)? Right below it we have a pair of Dimorphodons, which we haven’t seen since the first ‘Jurassic World’! While maquettes were made of those for that film, there was never any full animatronics created as seen here! John Nolan’s studio is really knocking this out of the park (and world?).

For a grand finale, we have this amazing collection of finished animatronics surrounding John Nolan! The beautifully red-feathered Pyroraptor on the front left, a caged Stygimoloch on the front right (oh no!), another look at the Dilophosaurus right behind it, and then off to the rear left are more Microceratus! It appears there are a couple other things further beyond in the background, but they are hard to make out. This photo is adorned with another John Nolan quote:

“We built thirty-eight dinosaurs, fourteen species, I think. Some were tiny, like the Compies. And then the Giga, which has a head the size of a car.

– John Nolan

Now THAT is incredible! Certainly gives the Stan Winston Studios from the original ‘Jurassic Park’ trilogy a run for its money! It also makes up for a lack of animatronics so far in the ‘Jurassic World’ films. ‘Jurassic World’ only had one actual animatronic sequence (the head and neck of a dying Apatosaurus). While ‘Fallen Kingdom’ had a nice amount of animatronics created, many of them were replaced with CGI once post-production took place. Will these fantastic beasts of ‘Dominion’ end up the same way? Or will we know exactly where to find them?

Fangoria’s issue featuring ‘Dominion’ arrives on store shelves later this month! We are all curious to see what details the article’s text contains beyond the quotes we have seen, and any other new images that could be within! Be sure to pick it up as soon as it drops!

Which of these animatronics do you like the most? Share your thoughts in the comments below, and as always stay tuned to Jurassic Outpost for the latest!

Tickets Now Available to ‘Generation Jurassic’ Event at Universal Studios Hollywood!

UPDATE: Thank you for your interest in the Generation Jurassic event! Unfortunately, we have reached full capacity for this event. Please follow us for more details including on how to watch the event unfold.

Tickets are now available to the recently announced ‘Generation Jurassic’ event occurring at Universal Studios Hollywood on April 28th, 2022! RSVP here or read on for more information.

Working with Universal Brand Development, we’re excited to be part of the upcoming after hours fan-event occurring at Universal Studios Hollywood on April 28th, 2022. The event is limited capacity RSVP only – read on for more details about what to expect, and additional information on ticketing.

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Generation Jurassic is a free after hours event, and tickets do not include general admission into the park. Valid photo ID matching name on RSVP required. Universal Studios Hollywood follows all current Los Angeles County COVID protocols. Please refer to the additional info on ticket form here.

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Generation Jurassic Event – April 28th – Presented by Universal and Target

Universal and Target, along with super fan site, Jurassic Outpost, have come together to create an exclusive event for Jurassic fans of all ages – Generation Jurassic will be held on April 28th from 7:30-10pm at Universal Studios Hollywood. Against the backdrop of “Jurassic World—The Ride” within the theme park, fans will get to celebrate all things Jurassic and experience a variety of activities, including:

  • Participate in a LIVE “Jurassic World: Beyond the Gates” panel discussion, plus Q&A with toy designers from Universal, Mattel and Funko, including reveals of all-new Target-exclusive items
  • Explore product displays of the latest and greatest toys, apparel, collectibles and more
  • Experience the thrills on Jurassic World: The Ride, including coming face-to- face with the stunningly realistic dinosaur Indominus rex
  • Explore DinoPlay, a fun interactive area for kids
  • Take part in photo opportunities with fan-favorite dinosaurs and vehicles (thanks to the Jurassic Park Motor Pool!)
  • Try your luck with giveaways of awesome Jurassic World products!
  • We’re excited to bring ‘Beyond the Gates’ alive in an all-new way, showcasing the talent of artists creating the numerous Jurassic World products. This is a unique opportunity to dive deeper than ever into the making-of process, let fans ask their burning questions, and of course, feature some exciting exclusive reveals.

    More details about what else to expect will become available as we inch closer to the event .

    As always, be sure to stay tuned to Jurassic Outpost for more information coming soon. We hope to see you there!