With four days to go including a weekend’s worth of new releases, July 2022 is only 23 percent behind July 2019 in box office revenue…and July 2022 has already equaled July 2014.
Minions: The Rise of Gru ($300,393,390) takes the top spot in July as of July 27, edging out Thor: Love and Thunder ($279,665,141). The remaining top five for the month include Top Gun: Maverick ($98,864,642), Elvis ($71,425,395), and Jurassic World Dominion ($49,926,370).
The much hyped Jordan Peele feature Nope is sitting at $49,144,890 in sixth place for the month after its opening weekend release on July 22. Daniel Kaluuya (Get Out, Judas and the Black Messiah), is joined by Keke Palmer (Hustlers, Alice) and Oscar nominee Steven Yeun (Minari, Okja) as residents in a lonely gulch of inland California who bear witness to an uncanny and chilling discovery.
Top Gun: Maverick is approaching $1.3B USD in international boxoffice receipts, moving it into the Top 20 All-Time highest grossing movies worldwide.
What’s on tap for the month’s final weekend?
DC League of Super-Pets (Dwayne Johnson; Kevin Hart)
In DC League of Super-Pets, Krypto the Super-Dog and Superman are inseparable best friends, sharing the same superpowers and fighting crime in Metropolis side-by-side. When Superman and the rest of the Justice League are kidnapped, Krypto must convince a rag-tag shelter pack—Ace the hound, PB the potbellied pig, Merton the turtle and Chip the squirrel—to master their own newfound powers and help him rescue the superheroes.
Vengeance (B.J. Novak; Ashton Kutcher)
A darkly comic thriller about Ben Manalowitz, a journalist and podcaster who travels from New York City to West Texas to investigate the death of a girl he was hooking up with.
Can the blockbusters already released and still on the big screen, and the remaining month’s movies still to be released get us to pre-pandemic levels? It’ll be close!
See you at the movies!