Top Gun: Maverick has officially wrapped up 2022 as the No. 1 movie at the global box office, beating out Avatar: Way of the Water and Jurassic World.
As 2022 officially wraps up, Top Gun: Maverick ends the year as the No. 1 film at the global box office. A sequel to the original Top Gun, Maverick sees Captain Pete "Maverick" Mitchell (Tom Cruise) return to being a Navy fighter jet and embark on a covert mission to destroy an unlicensed uranium plant. Since its release in May, the film has been a huge success, earning rave reviews and leading an impressive box office run.
According to Box Office Mojo, Top Gun: Maverick closed the year with a worldwide gross of $1.48 billion, narrowly beating Avatar: Way of Water's $1.39 billion and Jurassic World Domination, after The latter received poor reviews at the box office and made over $1 billion. Filling the other two spots in the top five are Doctor Strange from the Multiverse of Madness and Minions: Rise of Gru. Both films had huge box office hits for the year, but neither hit the $1 billion mark.
What Will Avatar's Final Box Office Totals Look Like?
"Avatar: Way of Water" opens on December 16 in late 2022, leaving little room for it to win before the end of the year. this should Notably, "Avatar: Way of Water" never stopped growing and even broke the milestone of "Top Gun: Maverick" to become the highest-grossing film internationally in 2022 with $956.9 million, while "Top Gun: Maverick" grossed $770 million. Considering that domestic sales of "Avatar: Way of Water" were impacted by severe winter storms, its $440.5 million U.S. revenue is only expected to grow after the holiday weekend. . In its three-week run, it has surpassed half of the $2 billion worldwide. It should easily clear the mark and compete with Avengers: Endgame's $2.79 billion worldwide total.
What Movie Might Claim The Top Of The Box Office in 2023?
Looking ahead, there are several upcoming superhero blockbusters vying for the 2023 crown with Marvel Studios, Sony, and DC Universe. Marvel movies coming out in 2023 include Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3. Marvel and Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantum Mania. Since Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantum Fever will feature Kang and the Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 will be the titular team's last game, and both could break box office records.
Meanwhile, Sony is preparing to release Kraven the Hunter and Spider-Man: Beyond Earth spider verse. While the former is unlikely to break the record following Morbius' failure, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse might be able to. Meanwhile, DC is releasing Shazam! Wrath of the Gods, Blue Beetle, The Flash, Aquaman and The Lost Kingdom. Of these, the Aquaman sequel may be the most likely to take the No. 1 spot due to the incredible performance of the first film. Competing non-superhero projects include Cruise's next film, Mission: Impossible - Dead Reckoning Part 1, Transformers: Rise of the Beast, Indiana Jones and the Clock of Fate, Speed X and Dune: Part 2 department. If the success of Top Gun: Maverick is any indication, Mission: Impossible - Dead Reckoning could take the top spot at the box office in 2023, thanks to Cruise's star power.
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