July 17, 2022
Disney/Marvel Studios’ latest superhero movie Thor: Love and Thunder generated a projected $46 million across more than 4,300 North American screens to easily hold onto the domestic weekend box office throne through July 17. The tally also marked a 68% drop in ticket sales from the previous-weekend’s premiere for the fourth “Thor” movie featuring Chris Hemsworth in the title role, a trend underscoring Marvel’s stronger opening weekend appeal among moviegoers. The movie has generated about $232 million after 10 days at the box office.
Universal Pictures/Illumination’s latest “Despeicable Me” movie Minions: The Rise of Gru, finished No. 2 for the weekend with a projected $26 million in revenue across more than 4,000 screens. Minions has grossed $262 million after three weeks of release.
Sony Pictures 3000’s Where the Crawdads Sing impressed in its box office debut, generated an estimated $17 million across more than 3,600 screens.
Paramount Pictures/Nickelodeon’s Paws of Fury: The Legend of Hank generated just $6.3 million across more than 3,400 screens. The result suggests the $10 million production budget movie will be streaming on Paramount+ sooner than expected.
Meanwhile, Paramount’s Top Gun: Maverick remains a theatrical hit, generating $12 million across almost 3,300 screens. The projected tally would up the movie’s North American haul to $617 million after eight weeks of release. The Tom Cruise sequel’s ongoing appeal among moviegoers suggests the title will shortly enter the top 10 grossing North American movies, overtaking Star Wars: The Last Jedi ($620 million) and The Avengers ($623 million).
Warner Bros. Pictures’ Elvis biopic finished in the top five, generating $7.6 million in ticket sales across more than from 3,300 screens. The movie, featuring Austin Butler as Elvis and Tom Hanks as the performer’s overbearing manager Colonel Tom Parker, has generated $106 million in North American revenue.