Tom Cruise in “Top Gun: Maverick”
“Top Gun: Maverick” was the highest-grossing theatrical film of 2022, but its $719 million gross wasn’t enough to make its studio, paramountdominate the domestic box office.
According to data from Comscore, the Tom Cruise-led action movie has been a huge success, generating $719 million in ticket sales in the US and Canada, the highest of any movie released in 2022. It also accounted for more than half of Paramount’s total domestic sales for the year.
Other releases, including “The Lost City,” “Smile,” “Scream,” and “Sonic the Hedgehog 2,” pushed Paramount’s 2022 box office to about $1.3 billion, a high grossing. Tuesday for studios, Comscore reported.
Ultimately, “Maverick” accounted for about 10% of last year’s $7.5 billion domestic ticket sales. That domestic total is down about 34% from 2019, before the pandemic.
While the “Top Gun” sequel topped the charts as the year’s highest-grossing film, Disney finally crowned the box office in 2022.
The company, which includes 20th Century Studios, has made about $2 billion at the domestic box office thanks to several Marvel Studios films and James Cameron’s “Avatar: The Way of Water,” which is still amassing much attention. big money after its release in mid-December.
Disney films account for nearly 27% of the total domestic box office in 2022, with three of the studio’s releases taking the top five spots of the year and four in the top five. top 10.
North American box office champion 2022
- Paramount’s Top Gun: Maverick — $719 million
- Disney’s “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” — $436 million
- Disney’s “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness” — $411 million
- Disney’s “Avatar: The Way of Water” — $401 million
- Universal “Jurassic World: Dominion” — $377 million
- Universal’s “Minion: The Rise of Gru” — $370 million
- Warner Bros.’ “Batman” — $369 million
- Disney’s “Thor: Love and Thunder” — $343 million
- “Sonic the Hedgehog 2” by Paramount — $191 million
- Warner Bros.’ “Black Adam” — $168 million
Movie franchises, always favorites, were the biggest draw for cinemas after pandemic restrictions were lifted. In fact, all of the 10 highest-grossing movies of 2022 are based on existing intellectual property.
Universal has the second highest market share for domestic studios, accounting for 22% of the box office in 2022, or about $1.65 billion. “Jurassic World: Dominion” and “Minions: The Rise of Gru” were the top-selling films, but the studio’s sales were also supported by a number of horror films including “Nope”, “The Black Phone”. and “Halloween Ends”.
Warner Bros. has the fourth highest market share, behind only Paramount, accounting for about 12.5% of ticket sales. “The Batman,” “Black Adam,” “Elvis” and “Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore” contributed to a total of nearly $940 million.
The fifth highest market share is sony, started a strong year after “Spider-Man: No Way Home” came out in late 2021, a Disney collaboration. “No Way Home” grossed $241 million in ticket sales in 2022. Sony also has releases such as “Uncharted,” “Bullet Train,” and “Where the Crawdads Sing,” which contributed to an estimated $870 million. dollars in revenue, nearly 12% of the total of the 2022 box office.
Paul Dergarabedian, senior media analyst at Comscore, said last year was “a year of reorganization and revitalization for cinemas”.
Although ticket sales have rebounded, there are significantly fewer films in theaters in 2022, resulting in lower annual box office receipts.
Industry pundits like Dergarabedian are encouraged by a stronger list of movies for 2023, which includes several blockbusters as well as low to mid-budget films. Expectations are high for a handful of Marvel and DC superhero movies besides raising family-friendly ticket prices.
Movies like Warner Bros.’ Disney’s “Barbie,” Disney’s “The Little Mermaid,” and Sony’s “Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse” are just some of the hotly anticipated movies coming out in 2023.
“The journey ahead promises to be a much stronger and sustainable year for the big screen,” said Dergarabedian.
Disclosure: Comcast is the parent company of NBCUniversal and CNBC.