In the war to return to movie theaters since the pandemic, Universal became the first studio to take $3 billion at the global box office this year — and the first studio ever to do so since 2019. Limit She reported the news, which is shocking considering the success of films like Top Gun: Maverick (a Paramount movie) and Spider-Man: There is no room for home From Marvel Studios, but with Jurassic World: Dominion Reaching $974.5 million globally (with a collapse of $601.4 million internationally and $373.1 million domestically), a dino-sized three coil certainly helped push Universal over the edge.
Currently, it was the only other titles in 2022 to exceed $500 million worldwide Doctor Strange in a multiverse of madnessAnd the BatmanAnd the Top Gun: Maverick. side by side Jurassic World: Dominion, Minions: the rise of a puppy It grossed US$790.4 million worldwide which helped propel the studio to the winning spot.
Universal has also had success Jordan BellThe latest movie to give him an edge over other studios. nowhich stars Daniel Kaluuya And the Kiki PalmerIt brought both Peele fans as well as general horror buffs to theaters and was the kind of movie you don’t want to miss. And for good reason, Peele’s films keep audiences on the edge of their seats and immerse themselves in the experience of going to the theater.
However, what this shows is that it appears as if Universal has been releasing films constantly this year. at the top of the Nope, Jurassic World: DominionAnd the Minions: the rise of a puppythe company also released Scott Derrickson‘s black phone championship Ethan Hawke which added $152.7 million globally to its total. They also had a DreamWorks movie the wicked It’s coming out this year grossing $246.8 million globally, which is a strangely good example of how making more stuff leads to higher totals rather than relying on a smaller set of movies.
It’s not like other distributors are getting hurt too much or too late. Their hits brought in huge totals but with a larger selection of movies and brought in hundreds of millions of dollars with every global release, all adding up for Universal very quickly. So yeah, it’s kind of weird to stop and think about Universal’s movies and what movies they released versus summer hits like Top Gun: Maverick And the Thor: Love and Thunder But then again, don’t underestimate the Minion.