“Jurassic World Dominion” roared to a $143 million opening weekend to lead the way at the box office, topping another strong performance from “Top Gun: Maverick,” according to industry estimates released Sunday.

The latest installment of the dinosaur franchise helped overall movie ticket sales in North America surpass $200 million for only the third weekend since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic.

Directed and co-written by Colin Trevorrow — who also helmed 2015’s “Jurassic World” and co-wrote 2018’s “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom” — “Jurassic World Dominion” stars Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard. The films also brings back stars Laura Dern, Jeff Goldblum and Sam Neill from director Steven Spielberg’s original 1993 film, “Jurassic Park.”

Meanwhile, “Top Gun: Maverick” grossed $50 million in its third weekend in theaters, bringing its cumulative total to $393 million, Comscore reported.

“Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness” was third with $4.8 million in its sixth week of release.

“The Bob’s Burgers Movie” made $2.3 million Friday through Sunday in its third weekend for fourth place, followed by “The Bad Guys,” which grossed $2.2 million in its eighth week.

Rounding out the top 10 domestic releases, as estimated by Comscore, were “Downton Abbey: A New Era” ($1.6 million), “Everything Everywhere All at Once” ($1.2 million), “Firestarter” ($820,000), “Sonic the Hedgehog 2” ($710,000) and “Ante Sundaraniki” ($620,000).

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