New from Every Movie Has a Lesson by Don Shanahan: 2022 Movies that Earned over $100M at the Box Office

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2022 Movies that Earned over $100M at the Box Office

Some analysts believed that the closure of theaters by Covid-19 in 2020 and 2021 would spell the end of the movie-going experience. Schmovid Covid!

Box office figures are increasing as more Americans learn to cope with the pandemic. Several movies released in 2022 became domestic box office successes, surpassing the coveted $100 million mark. With “Avatar: The Way of Water” anticipated, joining the $100 million box office collection this year will earn billions of dollars for Hollywood.

Below is the of 10 movies that have crossed $100 million at the box office and extraordinary weekend box office collection:

“Top Gun: Maverick” (Paramount Pictures)

Collection: $718 million

The Tom Cruise-led sequel to “Top Gun,” released in 1986, was the ideal balance of action and nostalgia for both older and younger audiences. Without a doubt, this is a genuine box office smash. The high-flying aviator movie, which Joseph Kosinski directed, sees Maverick returning as a trainer to the United States Navy Strike Fighter Tactics Instructor program.

Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness (Walt Disney Studios Motion Picture)

Collection: $411 million

A weekend box office list would not be complete without one Marvel film near the top, and “Doctor Strange 2” is that film for the year 2022. This most recent MCU installment, which stars Elizabeth Olsen as Wanda Maximoff/Scarlet Witch and Benedict Cumberbatch as the titular wizard, is the first to embrace the horror genre, with many viewers watching it through gaps in their fingers.

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever (Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures)

Collection: $401 billion

When Chadwick Boseman, the star of the first “Black Panther,” passed away in 2020, director Ryan Coogler accomplished the unthinkable and created a sequel that honored him and furthered the plot. The central characters of “Wakanda Forever” are T’Challa’s mother, Ramonda (Angela Bassett), and sister Shuri (Letitia Wright), as they struggle to defend their country from a new danger posed by the Talokan civilization.

Jurassic World: Dominion (Universal Pictures)

Collection: $400 million

Hello, and thank you for visiting Jurassic Park one last time. To defend the mainland from the dinosaur danger, director Colin Trevorrow combines the original cast—Laura Dern, Sam Neill, and Jeff Goldberg—with the newcomers (Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard). Although spectators ate it up with the intensity of a T-Rex devouring a goat, reactions from critics were varied.

“Minions: The Rise of Gru” (United Artists)

Collection: $359.00 million

When it debuted over the Fourth of July weekend, this fifth installment in the “Despicable Me” franchise exceeded expectations. The film chronicles the history of supervillain Gru (voiced by Steve Carell).

The Batman (Warner Bros.)

Collection: $369 million

Critics and viewers alike adore writer/director Matt Reeves’ gritty noir-styled adaptation of “The Batman” in cinemas (before it shifted to HBO Max). In this remake, Robert Pattinson’s Bruce Wayne encounters well-known foes, including Catwoman (Zoe Kravitz), the Riddler (Paul Dano), and the Penguin, as he investigates corruption in Gotham City (Colin Farrell).

Thor: Love and Thunder (Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures)

Collection: $433 million

A hammer-wielding Jane Foster joins Chris Hemsworth’s Thor in the 29th installment of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (Natalie Portman). Russell Crowe plays Zeus, Tessa Thompson plays Valkyrie, and Christian Bale plays Gorr the God Butcher in the silly film directed by Taika Waititi.

Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (Paramount Pictures)

Collection: $190 million

As the titular Sega online gaming character attempts to outwit Jim Carrey’s mad scientist, Doctor Robotnik, the adventure comedy continues his journey. The extraordinary success of the sequel means that the studio will undoubtedly develop the third picture in the blue hedgehog franchise, as the budget for the original 2020 film was only $148 million.

Black Adam ( Warner Bros.)

Collection: $165 million

After roughly 15 years of effort, Dwayne Johnson finally turned the well-known DC Comic into a movie on October 21, 2022, with one of the largest openings ever. Former slave Black Adam possesses the abilities of numerous Egyptian gods. Aldis Hodge as Carter Hall/Hawkman, Noah Centineo as Albert “Al” Rothstein/Atom Smasher, and Pierce Brosnan as Kent Nelson/Doctor Fate are among the other cast members.

Elvis (Warner Bros.)

Collection: $151 million

Tom Hanks and Austin Butler play Colonel Tom Parker and Elvis Presley, respectively, in Baz Luhrmann’s musical biopic. Butler’s Oscar-worthy performance as the King of Rock and Roll received rave reviews when the movie premiered at the Cannes Film Festival.

With this, more movies such as “Uncharted,” “Nope,” “The Lost City,” and many more have crossed USD 100 million. With the film’s great success, we can expect Part 2 for many movies and are excited to see the news of the film of 2023 to crash the box office collection. 

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