June 14, 2022
With multiple studio blockbusters performing well this past weekend, AMC Theatres reported its admissions revenue globally outpaced the same weekend in 2019 by 15%.
With the opening of Universal Pictures’ Jurassic World: Dominion and the continued success of Paramount Pictures’ Top Gun: Maverick, more than 4.9 million moviegoers attended a screening at an AMC theater in the United States and internationally June 9-12, making it the second busiest weekend of 2022.
The weekend success of Dominion comes on the heels of Maverick’s record-setting Memorial Day weekend, suggesting the box office continues to show signs of post-pandemic recovery.
AMC expects the trend to continue with this weekend’s debut of Disney/Pixar’s Lightyear, followed by Warner Bros. Pictures’ Elvis on June 24, Universal’s Minions: Rise of Gru on July 1, and Thor: Love & Thunder, which opens July 8.
“It is so encouraging to see AMC’s admissions revenue topping those of the same weekend of 2019, prior to the pandemic, which so depressed our revenue in 2020 and 2021,” CEO Adam Aron said in a statement. “There is a wonderful quote from Jurassic World: Dominion that ‘Life finds a way.’ It is looking, too, that ‘theaters find a way.’