As we enter mid-year, more blockbusters are forthcoming.
One of this year’s most anticipated movies is Top Gun: Maverick, which has already surpassed $156,000,000* domestic receipts ($282,000,000* worldwide) since its May 24 release (*boxofficemojo.com estimates).
Top Gun: Maverick is the sequel 36 years in the making to 1986’s Top Gun. After more than 30 years of service as one of the Navy's top aviators, Pete "Maverick" Mitchell is where he belongs, pushing the envelope as a courageous test pilot and dodging the advancement in rank that would ground him. Training a detachment of graduates for a special assignment, Maverick must confront the ghosts of his past and his deepest fears, culminating in a mission that demands the ultimate sacrifice from those who choose to fly it.
Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness topped the May’s charts with domestic box office receipts of $374,873,979 ($872,773,979 worldwide), and Maverick stands all alone in second place by a wide margin after only seven days in theatres.
Rounding out May’s top five box office receipts are (in order) are The Bad Guys ($42,666,610), Downton Abbey: A New Era ($29,778,945), and Sonic the Hedgehog 2 ($28,070,620).
To date, May 2022’s cumulative gross box office receipts are $759,016,615. By comparison, May 2021’s cumulative gross box office receipts were just $214,709,870.
Will June 2022 also make for a 3x increase over the same month in 2021 ($401,276,723)?.
With Top Gun: Maverick just getting started, and with new releases such as Jurassic World Dominion (June 10), Lightyear (June 17), Elvis (June 24), and The Black Phone (June 24), it certainly looks like the final month of spring and first weekend of summer look very promising.