Dominion’s Rotten Tomatoes is Different From Jurassic World/Park Movies

Jurassic World: Dominion received harsh reviews from critics leading to a low Rotten Tomatoes score, but its Rotten Tomatoes audience score tells a different story. Every movie in the franchise has been popular at the box office, but critics and audiences have given a variety of different Rotten Tomatoes scores, so how do 
Jurassic World: Dominion’s Rotten Tomatoes scores compare to the rest of the
Jurassic Park and
Jurassic World movies?,The original
Jurassic Park movie released in 1993 to critical celebration and became the highest grossing movie of all time (until it was unseated by
Titanic in 1997), and while the sequels were still relative box office hits, the only other
Jurassic movie to even earn a Fresh score was the
Jurassic World soft reboot in 2015. Despite the huge variance in Rotten Tomatoes scores, the movies have retained popularity and are usually at least moderately successful at the box office.,Related: Comparing Jurassic Park and Jurassic World Rotten Tomatoes Scores,While franchises that last as long as the
Jurassic franchise and earn as much at the box office typically have good track record with reviews and earn high Rotten Tomatoes scores, the
Jurassic Park and
Jurassic World movies never quite found a reliable groove. Their box office performance has been mostly reliable, but the movies with Rotten scores haven’t performed as well as the movies with Fresh scores, which makes
Jurassic World: Dominion’s critic and audience Rotten Tomatoes scores even more interesting.,With a Rotten Tomatoes score of 30 percent,
Jurassic World Dominion has a lower score than any of the
Jurassic Park or
Jurassic World movies.
Jurassic Park has a 92 percent,
The Lost World: Jurassic Park has a 53 percent,
Jurassic Park III has a 48 percent,
Jurassic World has a 71 percent, and
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom has a 47 percent. Not only do the negative reviews make
Jurassic World: Dominion
 the worst reviewed 
Jurassic movie in Rotten Tomatoes, but its score is also a full 16 points lower than the previous lowest scoring movie, while every other movie with a Rotten score falls in a six point window between 47 percent to 53 percent.,Compared to
Star Wars, another legacy franchise, even the critical punching bags of the
Star Wars prequels only had one Rotten score with
Star Wars: The Phantom Menace at 51 percent.
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker stands as the only other movie in the franchise to earn a Rotten score at 52 percent, showing just how much of an outlier
Jurassic World: Dominion is, even compared to the other
Park and 
Jurassic World
 movies that earned a Rotten score in Rotten Tomatoes.,The average Rotten Tomatoes score for the whole
Jurassic franchise is 57 percent, but if we separate the two trilogies, each of which has one movie with a Fresh Rotten Tomatoes score and two movies with Rotten scores, the
Jurassic Park trilogy average score of 64 percent, which would count as a Fresh score on its own, comes out well ahead of the
Jurassic World movies, which average just 49 percent, which would be rated Rotten as its own score.,Related: Why Jurassic World Dominion’s Reviews Are So Negative,While
Jurassic Park’s 92 percent score is what elevates the original trilogy’s average, even if we discount
Jurassic Park’s score, the first 
Jurassic Park trilogy still average one point higher with a 51 percent average compared to
Jurassic World’s 49 percent trilogy average, showing just how much
Jurassic World: Dominion’s 30 percent Rotten Tomatoes score brings down the average.,Interestingly, while audiences usually align with critics in Rotten Tomatoes,
Jurassic World: Dominion is the only time in the franchise where the audience score has been drastically higher than the critic score.
Jurassic Park’s 91 percent audience score is only one point lower than its critic score,
The Lost World: Jurassic Park’s 51 percent audience score is only two points lower than critics,
Jurassic Park III’s 36 percent is 12 points lower,
Jurassic World’s 78 percent is seven points higher, and
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom’s 48 percent is one point higher, while
Jurassic World: Dominion currently has an 79 percent audience score, which is a whopping 49 percent higher than its 30 percent critics score.,Audiences rating big modern blockbusters higher than critics is a common event, but it’s a little more interesting in this case since the 49 point separation between
Jurassic World: Dominion’s Rotten Tomatoes audience score and critic score is so much higher than the movie with the next biggest disagreement, in which case audiences gave a 12 point lower score than critics for
Jurassic Park III, meaning audiences have traditionally been harsher than critics for this franchise, and their reviews for 
Jurassic Park III were the harshest.,The Rotten Tomatoes scores for audiences and critics are a lot closer together for the other five
Park and 
Jurassic World movies. All three of the original movies saw audiences give lower Rotten Tomatoes scores than critics, while all three
Jurassic World movies have audiences giving higher Rotten Tomatoes scores than critics. In fact, the average audience rating for the
Jurassic World movies is 68 percent, while the average audience rating for the
Jurassic Park movies is only 59 percent, which isn’t only in Rotten territory, but it’s also lower than the 64 percent audience average for the whole franchise.,Related: Rotten Tomatoes’ Audience Score Impacts Movie Performance More Than Critics,This could easily be chalked up to changes in blockbuster filmmaking in the 14-year gap between
Jurassic Park III and 
Jurassic World, but Rotten Tomatoes audience scores are all more recently added by Rotten Tomatoes (since that Rotten Tomatoes feature is newer than the
Jurassic Park trilogy), while Rotten Tomatoes aggregates historical critic reviews in its score, that means audience sentiment seems to prefer the
Jurassic World trilogy as a whole over the
Jurassic Park trilogy. Critics and audiences both still rank the original
Jurassic Park movie head-and-shoulders above the rest, though.,Considering even some critics have high praise for
Jurassic World: Dominion, and the Rotten Tomatoes audience score is usually a stronger indicator of a movie’s box office potential,
Jurassic World: Dominion’s situation will certainly be interesting.
Jurassic World set box office records when it released in 2015 with a 78 percent audience rating, and while the post-COVID box office reality means
Jurassic World Dominion will be hard pressed to see similar box office performance, and its audience score could drop below 78 percent in the coming weeks (as is fairly common with blockbusters of its type), its enthusiastic support from audiences and some critics could ensure
Jurassic World: Dominion maintains the Jurassic franchise’s box office success.,Next: Jurassic Park & World Movies Are All Box Office Hits, Despite Bad Reviews