Bryce Dallas Howard reveals that her salary for the successful Jurassic World movies is actually much lower than what many may have expected. Bryce Dallas Howard reveals that her salary for the three Jurassic World movies is actually much lower than many may expect. Acting as a soft reboot of the Jurassic Park franchise, the release of Jurassic World in 2015 introduced a new set of heroes in the form of Howard’s Claire Dearing and Chris Pratt’s Owen Grady. The film was a major financial success and the characters would return in two sequels, 2017’s Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom and this this summer’s hit Jurassic World Dominion.
With Jurassic World Dominion seemingly concluding this phase of the franchise, it is unclear what the future holds for Howard and Pratt’s characters. After being introduced as the business-minded park supervisor in Jurassic World, Howard’s character would go on to become a major dinosaur advocate, fighting for dinosaur rights in places around the world. In Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom and Jurassic World Dominion, in particular, Claire finds herself in the middle of the action alongside Owen more frequently with the two also developing a romantic relationship. Despite her importance to the story, it was reported in 2018 that Howard was paid $8 million for playing Claire in Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, while Pratt was paid $10 million for his role.
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom and the Jurassic World franchise, in general, was much lower than was reported. The actor explains she negotiated her contract for all three Jurassic World movies back in 2014 back when female actors had far less power in Hollywood. After the deal was inked, Howard was then locked into her salary for all three installments, which was significantly less than Pratt’s. The reports were so interesting because I was paid so much less than the reports even said, so much less. When I started negotiating for ‘Jurassic,’ it was 2014, and it was a different world, and I was at a great disadvantage. And, unfortunately, you have to sign up for three movies, and so your deals are set.
Word Would’ve Made Claire & Maisie’s Jurassic World 3 Ending Perfect. Claire and Maisie’s story in Jurassic World Dominion could have been even more perfect if only one special word was added to the ending of the movie. Claire and Maisie’s Jurassic World Dominion ending needed one word to be perfect. Released in June 2022, Jurassic World Dominion is the conclusion to the Jurassic World trilogy and the Jurassic Park franchise as a whole. The sequel follows the aftermath of Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, in which dinosaurs are released into the world, and humans have to learn how to cope with living in the same space as the prehistoric creatures.
One of Jurassic World Dominion’s main storylines involves Owen Grady and Claire Dearing trying to rescue their adoptive daughter, Maisie, who has been kidnapped by BioSyn for the purposes of studying her. In Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, Maisie was revealed to be a clone of her mother. After her grandfather was murdered, she was taken in by Owen and Claire, who vowed to keep her safe. Throughout the first act of Jurassic World Dominion, Maisie clashes with Claire over her not being her real mother. Claire then spends the rest of the sequel tracking down Maisie to save her. When Maisie is reunited with Owen and Claire, she calls them her parents for the first time.
Maisie’s recognition that Owen and Claire are her parents is a step in the right direction to close out this story thread, there needed to be one more word to bring this story thread to a close. At the end of Jurassic World Dominion, Maisie is having her injured hand examined when she looks over at Owen and Claire. They share a smile and a silent look. This could have been the perfect moment for Maisie to call Claire “Mom.” Claire and Maisie’s arcs center around having a child and a mother, respectively. For their stories to be complete, Claire and Maisie needed to be officially acknowledged as mother and daughter.