Top 10 highest-grossing movie blockbusters of 2022 

2022 introduces the audiences to a variety of cinema blockbusters, with several even exceeding 1 billion USD in box office sales.

As the year 2022 approaches its end, the most successful cinematic projects of the year are slowly coming to light. While the movie industry has yet to flourish like the way it was pre-pandemic, box office sales have greatly improved, and several projects even earned over 1 billion USD. 

Below are the Top 10 highest-grossing movies of 2022:

Moon Man (460.2 million USD)

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“Moon Man”, which was released on July 29, 2022 – Photo: Mahua FunAge.

The Chinese sci-fi and comedy movie “Moon Man” has generated a total box-office sales of over 460 million USD, despite only being released in China and several other nations like New Zealand and Australia. With such the number, it has successfully surpassed various Hollywood 

projects such as “Black Adam”, “Bullet Train”, “Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore” and “Sonic the Hedgehog 2” and made it BoxOfficeMojo’s Top 10 2022 world wide box office. 

Water Gate Bridge (626.5 million USD)

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Water Gate Bridge was released on February 1st, 2022 

Following “Moon Man”, Water Gate Bridge is yet another movie that grossed highly despite having no worldwide release. The 2022 war film attracted massive attention with its Lunar New Year screenings, and recorded over 626 million USD in box office sales. 

Thor: Love and Thunder (760.9 million USD)

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“Thor: Love and Thunder” was released in the US on July 8th, 2022 – Photo: Marvel Studios

“Thor: Love and Thunder”, the 4th solo movie of Marvel’s Thor, recorded almost 761 million USD in box office sales, and thus landed on the 9th place of 2022’s highest grossing film, according to BoxOfficeMojo.

The Batman (770.8 million USD)

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“The Batman” was released March 4th, 2022 – Photo: Warner Bros 

Despite bearing immense pressure from the previous movies of DC’s “Batman” franchise, “The Batman” attained great successes, earning almost 771 million USD. As a result, Warner Bros has greenlit “The Batman 2”, as well as a follow up TV series called “The Penguin”. 

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever (801.2 million USD)

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“Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” was officially released in the US on November 11, 2022 – Photo: Marvel Studios.

Despite no longer featuring T’Challa – the protagonist of the first “Black Panther” movie, “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” is a wonderful conclusion to Phase 4 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. As of December 26th, the movie has grossed over 801 million USD, making it the second-highest earner of the MCU franchise in 2022. 

Avatar: The Way of Water (881.4 million USD)

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“Avatar: The Way of Water” was released on December 16th in the USA – Photo: 20th Century Studios.

Despite having been released less than 2 weeks ago, the sequel to mega hit 2009 movie “Avatar” has become a huge success. As of December 26th, total box office sales of the movie has crossed the 881 million mark, and is expected to rise even further in the future. 

Minions: The Rise of Gru (939.4 million USD)

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“Minions: The Rise of Gru” was released on July 1st, 2022 – Photo: Universal Pictures.

The return of the Minions franchise has marked itself as one of the most successful animated movies in the past 2 decades. Continuing the popularity of earlier movies, “Minions: The Rise of Gru” generated an impressive box office of 939 million USD.

Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness (956 million USD)

“Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness” was released in the US on May 6th, 2022 – Photo: Marvel Studios.

“Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness” is the first Marvel superhero film to be released in 2022. Centered around Doctor Strange and is considered the most important project in the Phase 4, the movie grossed almost 956 million USD. 

Jurassic World: Dominion (1 billion USD)

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“Jurassic World: Dominion” was released in the US on June 10th, 2022 – Photo: Universal Pictures.

As the 3rd movie of the “Jurassic World” franchise, “Jurassic World: Dominion” made it to top 2 among the highest-grossing films of 2022, having earned over 1 billion USD in box office sales. Despite this success, however, this is a major fall from the 1.7 billion and 1.3 billion earnings of the previous 2 movies. 

Top Gun: Maverick (1.488 billion USD)

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“Top Gun: Maverick” was released in the US on May 27th, 2022 – Photo: Paramount Pictures.

As the sequel to the 1986 movie “Top Gun”, the action movie “Top Gun: Maverick” has taken cinemas worldwide by storm. Featuring superstar Tom Cruise, “Top Gun: Maverick” concluded its theatrical run after raking in almost 1.5 billion USD, making it the highest-grossing film of the year. 

Source: BoxOfficeMojo

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