It’s peak summer movie season, which means what’s old is new again. After two back-to-back first-place finishes for a follow-up to the biggest box-office hit of 1986 (Top Gun
), this weekend multiplexes were dominated by the latest sequel to the biggest box-office hit of 1993 (Jurassic Park
). Not that anyone at Hollywood’s major studios is complaining about this latest wave of deja-vu. These days their very survival seems to depend on franchise nostalgia. Leaving a monster footprint at home and abroad, Universal’s Jurassic World Dominion
, the sixth and latest installment in the dinos-run-amok franchise, stomped the competition over the frame with an eye-popping $143.4 million domestic bow, bumping reigning champ Top Gun: Maverick
from the top spot even though Tom Cruise
and company held on far better than expected in its third session with a still-impressive $50 million North American haul.