Box Office Report for the Week of July 10th

To the surprise of no one, Thor: Love and Thunder is the box office king of the weekend. Grossing over $142 million domestically, the film is now the third biggest opening of 2022, and the highest opening ever for both Natalie Portman and Taika Waititi, according to Erik Davis of Fandango. The movie is also the 12th highest-grossing MCU opening, as the series continues to expand in cinemas and on Disney+.

The film received mixed reviews from critics (though Joey here was quite fond of it), but it doesn’t necessarily matter, since the Marvel Cinematic Universe is the biggest critic-proof franchise right now and shows no signs of slowing down, even if some are complaining about superhero fatigue or the studio over-saturating the market on Disney+ and in theatres.

Minions: The Rise of Gru also shows no signs of slowing down as the film passed $400 million worldwide this weekend, and has grossed over $45 million domestically in its second weekend. The film may very well join the $1 billion dollar club soon, and we can all thank the gentleminions for this momentous achievement. Cinemas around the world are even taking part in the movement and hosting special gentleminions screenings, where audiences can dress up and yell as loud as they want. Such audience participation is sparse nowadays. Only Minions and S.S. Rajamouli‘s RRR have had rowdy screenings all over the world, where audience participation was at its highest, this year.

Top Gun: Maverick is still making money, as the film grossed over $15 million and finished third over the weekend. The highest-grossing film of the year continues to wow audiences away, even almost two months after its release. Baz Luhrmann‘s Elvis, Jurassic World Dominion, and The Black Phone have also had decent weekends, adding up to their tallies and grossing $11 million, $8.7 million, and $7.6 million respectively. All of the movies mentioned above have made a good amount of money and it’s especially impressive to see films like Elvis and The Black Phone doing so well in cinemas, proving that non-franchise films can still draw audiences to the big screen.

Here’s the full list of top 10 films for the week:

  1. Thor: Love and Thunder (Disney): $143M – 4,375 theatres
  2. Minions: The Rise of Gru (Universal): $45.5M (-57.4%) – 4,427 theatres
  3. Top Gun: Maverick (Paramount): $15.4M (-40.1%) – 3,513 theatres
  4. Elvis (Warner Bros): $11M (-40.4%) – 3,714 theatres
  5. Jurassic World Dominion (Universal): $8.4M (-48.6%) – 3,251 theatres
  6. The Black Phone (Universal): $7.6M (-37.4%) – 2,559 theatres
  7. Lightyear (Disney): $2.9M (-55.1%) – 2,090 theatres
  8. Marcel the Shell with Shoes On (A24): $340.000 (+29.8%) – 48 theatres
  9. Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness (Disney): $262.000 (-36.5%) – 140 theatres
  10. Mr. Malcolm’s List (Bleecker Street): $245.416 (-69.7%) – 1,057 theatres

Source: Box Office Mojo


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Written by Maxance Vincent

Maxance Vincent is a freelance film and TV critic, and a recent graduate of a BFA in Film Studies at the Université de Montréal. He is currently finishing a specialization in Video Game Studies, focusing on the psychological effects regarding the critical discourse on violent video games.

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