US box office: Cardboard for ‘Thor’, which signs its best start, ‘Les Minions’ resists, Tom Cruise on the podium

Income at the top. Never in 2022 had the cinema generated so many dollars in a weekend on the other side of the Atlantic. Between July 8 and 10, theaters thus collected about 235.9 million dollars. This summer is off to a strong start: the first weekend of July, including the US national holiday of July 4, had already allowed theaters to gross $223.6 million.

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This good financial health – at least temporarily – is fueled by the success of “Thor: Love and Thunder.” For its first weekend in theaters, the Disney film starring Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman and Christian bale it has already generated $143 million, or more than 60% of the weekend’s total revenue. This is the best start for a movie in the Thor sub-saga. As of November 2017, “Thor: Ragnarok” had amassed $121 million after one weekend in theaters. When they were released, the first two installments, “Thor” (2011) and “Thor: The Dark World” (2013) had generated $65.7 million and $85.7 million respectively.

Far behind, “Minions 2: Once Upon a Time Gru“Resist with an additional 45.6 million dollars in the bank. The animated film, distributed by Universal Pictures, thus exceeds 200 million dollars in revenue. In 2015, as a reminder, the first part, ‘The Minions’, had accumulated Nearly $1.16 billion, including $331.6 million in the US alone, “Top Gun: Maverick” completes the weekend’s podium with $15.5 million. tom cruise now it is close to 600 million dollars accumulated.

“Elvis” is the fourth movie to break the $10 million mark this weekend. Finally, it should be noted that Universal Pictures and Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures monopolize, between them, six places in the top 10 of the US box office and accumulate nearly 208 million dollars in income from the 235.9 million dollars exchanged in the cinema this weekend ($146.2 million for Disney, $61.7 million for Universal), or more than 88%.

Top 10 US Box Office for July 8-10, 2022*

1. “Thor: Love and Thunder” (4375) / $143 million
2. “Minions 2: Once Upon a Gru” (4427) / $45.6 million / $210.1 million
3. “Top Gun: Maverick” (3,513) / $15.5 million / $597.4 million
4. “Elvis” (3,714) / $11.0 million / $91.1 million
5. “Jurassic World: The World After” (3,251) / $8.4 million / $350.3 million
6. “Black Phone” (2,559) / $7.7 million / $62.3 million
7. “Buzz Lightyear” (2090) / $2.9 million / $112.3 million
8. “Marcel The Shell with Shoes” (48) / $340,000 / $963,416
9. “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness” (140) / $262,000 / $411.1 million
10. “Mr. Malcolm’s List” (1,057) / $245,416 / $1.6 million

“Movie” (Number of Screens) / Weekend Receipts / Total Receipts / Movies released this week

*Mojo Box Office Figures

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