Tom Cruise in “Top Gun: Maverick”
“Top Gun: Maverick” was the greatest earning theatrical release in 2022, however its $719 million haul wasn’t enough to make its studio, Paramount, ruler of the domestic ticket office.
The Tom Cruise- led action movie was a juggernaut, producing $719 million in ticket sales in the U.S. and Canada, one of the most of any movie launched in 2022, according to information fromComscore It likewise represented over half of Paramount’s total domestic haul for the year.
Other releases, consisting of “The Lost City,” “Smile,” “Scream” and “Sonic the Hedgehog 2,” pressed Paramount’s 2022 ticket office to around $1.3 billion, the third-highest haul for studios, Comscore reported.
Ultimately, “Maverick” represented around 10% of the overall $7.5 billion in domestic ticket invoices gathered in 2015. That domestic overall is down around 34% compared to 2019, prior to the pandemic.
While the “Top Gun” follow up topped the charts as the highest-grossing movie of the year, it is Disney that eventually uses the 2022 ticket office crown.
The business, that includes 20 th Century Studios, tallied around $2 billion at the domestic ticket office thanks to a number of Marvel Studios images and James Cameron’s “Avatar: The Way of Water,” which is still drawing in huge dollars after its mid-December release.
Disney movies represented almost 27% of all ticket office earnings locally in 2022, with 3 of its releases making areas in the leading 5 highest-grossing movies of the year and 4 of the top 10.
North America’s 2022 ticket office champs
- 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’s “Jurassic World: Dominion”– $377 million
- Universal’s “Minion: The Rise of Gru”– $370 million
- Warner Bros.’ “The Batman”– $369 million
- Disney’s “Thor: Love and Thunder”– $343 million
- Paramount’s “Sonic the Hedgehog 2”– $191 million
- Warner Bros.’ “Black Adam”– $168 million
Franchise movies, constantly popular, were the greatest draw for movie theaters after pandemic limitations were raised. In truth, all of 2022’s 10 highest-grossing movies were based upon existing copyright.
Universal had the second-highest market share for studios locally, representing 22% of ticket office invoices in 2022, or around $1.65 billion. “Jurassic World: Dominion” and “Minions: The Rise of Gru” were its biggest ticket sellers, but the studio’s tally was also bolstered by several horror films including “Nope,” “The Black Phone” and “Halloween Ends.”
WarnerBros had the fourth-highest market share, simply behind Paramount, accounting for around 12.5% of ticket sales. “The Batman,” “Black Adam,” “Elvis” and “Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore” added to its almost $940 million overall.
The fifth-highest market share was Sony, which began the year strong following the late 2021 release of “Spider-Man: No Way Home,” a collaboration with Disney. “No Way Home” collected $241 million in ticket sales in 2022. Sony also had releases like “Uncharted,” “Bullet Train” and “Where the Crawdads Sing,” which added to its around $870 million in invoices, almost 12% of the overall 2022 ticket office.
Last year was “a year of adjustment and healing for cinema,” stated Paul Dergarabedian, senior media expert at Comscore.
While ticket sales have actually rebounded, there were substantially less movies launched in theaters in 2022, which led to a lower yearly ticket office.
Industry professionals like Dergarabedian are motivated by the more robust 2023 slate of movies, that includes a number of smash hit functions in addition to low-to-mid-tier budget plan films. Expectations are high for a handful of Marvel and DC superhero movies along with a boost in family-friendly fare.
Movies like Warner Bros.’ “Barbie,” Disney’s “The Little Mermaid” and Sony’s “Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse” are simply a few of the fiercely prepared for functions being available in 2023.
“The journey ahead assures to be a a lot more constant and robust year for the cinema,” Dergarabedian stated.
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