Hollywood once again brought blockbusters to theaters this year as pandemic-related restrictions are lifted. Although audience levels are not back to what they used to be They flocked to see major productions that were meant to be seen on the big screen.
However , Although their star-studded lineups failed to gain the traction needed to recoup massive budgets to manufacture and market them. Here’s a look at the movies that topped the charts and the movies that lagged in 2022.
Highest-grossing movies of 2022
1- Top Gun: Maverick
Nearly four decades after the original “Top Gun,” Tom Cruise returned to the role of Maverick in the sequel of the same name as the boundary-pushing marine pilot. The second batch, which was due to the epidemic She was two years late “because it’s in Top Gun DNA to be a theatrical experience,” According to director Joseph Kosinski. Top Gun: Maverick skyrocketed to success, grossing nearly $1.5 billion worldwide and more than $718 million domestically to take the top spot for 2022.
2. “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” $427,955,401
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever hits theaters November 11 and continues to roll The second-best opening weekend of the 10 highest-grossing films domestically With a box office total of $181.3 million. The second movie in the MCU series ‘Black Panther’ grossed nearly $428 million domestically, ranking it second for 2022.
3. “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness”
Marvel dominated the top 10 in 2022, with three of the top ten highest-grossing films coming from the MCU. While “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness” came in third in terms of gross domestic revenue, with $411 million. It had the best opening weekend, with ticket sales of over $187 million.
4. “Jurassic World: Dominion”
The only other movie, as of publication, is that It smashed the billion dollar mark with domestic and global ticket sales this year It was “Jurassic World: Dominion”. The June 10 domestic opening brought in $145 million, the third-best opening performance of 2022.
5. “Minions: Rise of a Gru”
Despite having the second-lowest opening weekend of the top ten films of 2022, Minions: The Rise of Gru came in at #5 behind the The Batman reboot With over $369 million in domestic ticket sales.
|1||Top Gun: Maverick||$718,318,561|
|2||Black Panther: Wakanda Forever||$427,955,401|
|3||Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness||$411,331,607|
|4||Jurassic World: Dominion||$411,331,607|
|5||Minions: The Rise of a Gru||$376,009,080|
|7||Thor: Love and Thunder||$343,256,830|
|8||Avatar: Water Road||$287,681,686|
|9||Spider-Man: No way home||$231,808,708|
|10||Sonic the hedgehog 2||$190,872,904|
|Source: Box Office Mojo by IMDbPro|
The biggest failures of 2022
Some big blockbusters didn’t hit the box office in 2022 Despite being a sequel or spin-off to popular franchises, A-list actors.
According to Screen Rant, this year’s biggest flop was “Turning Red,” with a $175 million budget that only made just over $20 million. Disney released the animated movie simultaneously in theaters and on the Disney+ streaming service which may be responsible for its poor showing. Nevertheless, it topped the Nielsen show charts with a watch time of 1.7 billion minutes in its first week.
Likewise, Disney’s Strange World failed to captivate audiences and came in as the second biggest flop of 2022. The studio’s landmark for diversity features its first openly LGBTQ lead character, The film made back barely a third of its $180 million budget.
Lightyear was another disappointment unable to capitalize on the “Toy Story” brand name. The spin-off failed to take off at only $226 million but cost the studio $200 million It comes in fourth place on the list.
Name recognition has not been shown to be effective in selling tickets to The Fall of the Moon, Black Adam and Amsterdam, III, V and VI On Screen Rant’s list of worst performing films of 2022.
Here is a list of the biggest box office bombs:
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