- Words Laviea Thomas
It was a year of movie ticket record-breakers, and we’ve compiled our top five best box office movie moments of 2022.
Top Gun: Maverick
Joseph Kosinski’s ‘Top Gun: Maverick’ blasted its way through the Box Office this year. By the weekend of its release, the movie had made £545 million in US ticket sales alone. Known for its thrilling action shots, and Sir Tom Cruise himself, Joseph’s new ‘Top Gun’ movie has had fans in a chokehold throughout the whole of 2022.
Ben Affleck is current the longest-running Batman, and a year since his last portrayal, 2022 gave us ‘The Batman’ featuring Robert Pattinson and Zoë Kravitz. When this movie hit social media platforms the world went into a frenzy. Since its release, the film has grossed over $770 million in the US compared to its $185–200 million budget.
Doctor Strange In The Multiverse Of Madness
Spring was a popular time for new movie releases this year, including Sam Rami’s ‘Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness’. In this movie, the directors and writers toy with the weird and wonderful world of Doctor Strange and unravel his storyline through previous Avengers movies. It’s a two-hour melting pot of chaos and is a thrilling watch from beginning to end. Right now its global gross stands at $815 million.
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever
The passing of former Black Panther protagonist Chadwick Boseman left a huge dent in both real life and the Marvel Universe, with all that he achieved throughout the recording process hard to compare. In Ryan Coogler’s follow-up ‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’, the movie not only details a beautiful send-off for the late actor, but follows on with a captivating, emotional storyline. Making a total gross of £31.6 million over its six-week release, ‘Wakanda Forever’ will forever remain one of the biggest moments of 2022 and is an ode to Chadwick Boseman’s past work.
Avatar: The Way of Water
When the first Avatar dropped, film critics were at a loss for words over the sheer HD detail of its ethereal graphics. Taking a sizable £8.5 million on its opening weekend, as the years went on the movie only grew richer with age. Now onto its sequel 13 years on, ‘Avatar: The Way of Water’ doubles up on its show-stopping visuals and captivating storyline and has so far made $435 million (£356 million) globally.