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How big would Jurassic World’s dinosaurs be in real life?

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With the release of Jurassic World: Dominion in June, this new addition to the Jurassic World franchise has brought some of our favourite dinosaurs to the big screen once again. From newcomers like Dreadnoughtus to old fan favourites like the T-rex, the new movie promises to delight fans with a variety of prehistoric creatures of all shapes and sizes! 

Interested in finding out how big each dinosaur would be in real life, Top10casinos collected size information on the height, weight, length of 10 popular dinosaurs in Jurassic World: Dominion and compared them to real items in our universe! 

How big would Jurassic World’s dinosaurs be in real life?

RankingName of the dinosaurHeight (metres)Length (metres)Weight (Ibs)
1Dreadnoughtus926130,000
2Mosasaurus/1730,865
3Tyrannosaurus rex41319,842
4Giganotosaurus41317,637
5Therizinosaurus61112,000
6Parasaurolophus51011,023
7Quetzalcoatlus511550
8Pyroraptor22.5400
9Velociraptor1.84100
10Atrociraptor22.533
How big Jurassic World Dinosaurs be in real life

As the largest dinosaur featured in the film, Dreadnoughtus weighs about 130,000 Ibssimilar to a max cargo weight plane like Boeing 777-300ER!  They are also a frightening 9 metres in height and 26 metres in length, which means they would fill an entire basketball court in real life! This gigantic herbivore also weighed a staggering 130,000 Ibs, similar to the max cargo weight of a Boeing 777-300ER plane. 

In second place is the largest aquatic dinosaur in the film, Mosasaurus, who weighs over 30,000 Ibs, heavier than the empty weight of a Boeing CH-47F helicopter! They also can reach the lengths of 17 metres, similar to the length of a bowling alley! Although this popular sea monster plays a smaller role in Dominion, the movie echoes an iconic scene from previous instalments as the monster sets its sights on a boat full of sailors. 

Probably the most infamous dinosaur, the T-Rex ranks third place in terms of weight. It is as heavy as 19,842 Ibs, similar to a big school bus! It is also around the same size as a double decker bus, coming in at 13 metres long and 4 metres tall. Iconic to the franchise, the T-rex in Dominion has a thrilling confrontation scene with Giganotosaurus, bringing the power dynamics between these evenly matched dinosaurs to the forefront. 

Quetzalcoatlus, one of the largest known flying animals to have ever lived, ranks seventh and weighs about 550 Ibs, similar to motorcycles like Harley Forty-eight. Despite its relatively small weight, it is as tall as a Giraffe (5 metres) and has a wingspan equal to the length of the average truck (11 metres). This flying giant appears as one of the many airborne terrors in Dominion, with the ability to take down planes with ease. 

In eighth place and making its franchise debut is Pyroraptor, a small bird-like predatory dinosaur. With a weight similar to a sports motorbike (400Ibs), they are about the same height as American NBA legend, Michael Jordan. The movie sees them take on the role of man-eating predator, as they race across a frozen lake in a scene that will keep you on the edge of your seat.

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At the bottom of the table is the Velociraptor which is similar in weight to three electric scooters (100Ibs) and the Atrociraptor which is as light as a bicycle, coming in at 33 Ibs!

Methodology 

  1. Top10casinos.com collated a seed list of all prehistoric creatures in Jurassic World: Dominion, then determined 10 dinosaurs that made major appearances in the film, after referencing sources such as Gameradar, Screenrant, Jurassic Park Wiki. 
  2. Size of each dinosaur such as height, length and weight was noted based on statistics from Jurassic Park Wiki
  3. The sizes were then put into a website:The Measure of Things to compare with items in real life. 
  4. Data was collected in June 2022 and is subject to change
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Rahul Roy
Rahul Roy
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