January 2022 box office receipts were significantly better than those of the same month in 2021. February 2022 box office receipts were also better than those of the same month in 2021. The same goes for March 2022 box office receipts over the same month in 2021.
How about April?
As of April 27, cumulative gross box office receipts for the month total $498,995,171 which is more than 2.5x the receipts from April 2021 $195,097,683)!
Sonic the Hedgehog 2 has led the way with a domestic gross of $147,069,428 (worldwide $289,069,418) in April. Morbius, Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore, The Lost City, and The Batman round out April’s top five movies.
The top domestic grossing titles of 2022 are The Batman ($367,774,579), Spider-Man: No Way Home ($231,415,653; $804,400,422 total since release), Sonic the Hedgehog 2 ($147,069,418); Uncharted ($146,000,039), and Sing 2 ($86,205,645).
May’s anticipated release schedule includes Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, Top Gun: Maverick, Downton Abbey: A New Era, and The Bob’s Burgers Movie leading the way.
Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness
Starring Benedict Cumberbatch, Dr. Stephen Strange casts a forbidden spell that opens the doorway to the multiverse, including alternate versions of himself, whose threat to humanity is too great for the combined forces of Strange, Wong, and Wanda Maximoff.
Top Gun: Maverick
Tom Cruise in a flightsuit is back! After more than thirty years of service as one of the Navy's top aviators, Pete Mitchell is where he belongs, pushing the envelope as a courageous test pilot and dodging the advancement in rank that would ground him.
Downton Abbey: A New Era
A follow-up to the 2019 feature film in which the Crawley family and Downton staff received a royal visit from the King and Queen of Great Britain.
The Bob’s Burgers Movie
This animated feature has the Belchers trying to save the restaurant from closing as a sinkhole forms in front of it, while the kids try to solve a mystery that could save their family's restaurant.
We are excited that the dramatic upswing is continuing.
See you at the movies!