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Paleontologist Breaks Down What ‘Jurassic World’ Dinosaurs Were Really Like



This image from Universal Pictures shows a scene from "Jurassic World: Dominion." (Universal Pictures/Amblin Entertainment via AP)
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What does Hollywood get right — and wrong — about dinosaurs?

Before heading out to see the summer blockbuster “Jurassic World: Dominion,” bone up on your dinosaur knowledge with University of Utah paleontologist Mark Loewen.

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$5 Billion in Sales for ‘Jurassic’ Films

The filmmakers have said “Dominion” is intended to be the last of the “Jurassic World” films, which have been enormously profitable with over $3 billion in ticket sales. The first earned over $1.7 billion globally alone. Including the original “Jurassic Park” trilogy, that number skyrockets to $5 billion.

Ticket sales for the opening weekend of “Dominion” totaled $143.4 million in the United States and Canada, according to Comscore.

Bill McEwen is news director and columnist for GV Wire. He joined GV Wire in August 2017 after 37 years at The Fresno Bee. With The Bee, he served as Opinion Editor, City Hall reporter, Metro columnist, sports columnist and sports editor through the years. His work has been frequently honored by the California Newspapers Publishers Association, including authoring first-place editorials in 2015 and 2016. Bill and his wife, Karen, are proud parents of two adult sons, and they have two grandsons. You can contact Bill at 559-492-4031 or at Send an Email

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