Box Office Round-Up ~ 7/11/22

Box Office Round-Up ~ 7/11/22

As expected, the God of Thunder stormed into theaters this weekend with an opening domestic gross of $143 million. The fourth standalone Thor movie from Marvel Studios, Thor: Love and Thunder didn’t surpass Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness or Jurassic World: Dominion for the biggest opening weekend of 2022, but it’s the biggest opening for Thor, beating out 2017’s Thor: Ragnarok, also directed by Taika Waititi, the first repeat director for the franchise-within-a-franchise. The returning releases all moved down a space in the top five, as expected. Minions: The Rise of Gru took second place in its second weekend, with an impressive $45.5 million. It’s a little behind the first Minion spinoff’s numbers back in 2015, but has already cleared $200 million domestic overall. Coming up on two months in theaters, and Top Gun: Maverick remains the surprise smash of the year. It grossed $15.5 million in third place, putting it just a few million shy of $600 million domestic. Just behind it in fourth place was Elvis with $11 million. It’s now director Baz Luhrmann’s second film to clear $100 million domestic, joining 2013’s The Great Gatsby. And in fifth place, entering its second month on the big screen, Jurassic World: Dominion took in $8.4 million, for an overall domestic total of $350 million. With three new releases coming next weekend — albeit no major tentpoles — it’s likely that everyone’s favorite Asgardian will reign atop the box office for another week.

1. Thor: Love and Thunder ($143 MM)
Director: Taika Waititi (CAA)
Writers: Taika Waititi (CAA), Jennifer Kaytin Robinson (CAA)
Cast: Chris Hemsworth (CAA)        
          Natalie Portman (CAA)        
          Christian Bale (WME)

2. Minions: The Rise of Gru ($45.5 MM)
Director: Kyle Balda (UTA), Brad Ableson (CAA), Jonathan del Val
Writers: Matthew Fogel (UTA), Brian Lynch (WME)
Cast: Steve Carell (WME)        
          Pierre Coffin        
          Alan Arkin (ICM)

3. Top Gun: Maverick ($15.5 MM)
Director: Joseph Kosinski (CAA)
Writers: Peter Craig (CAA), Justin Marks (CAA), Ehren Kruger, Eric Warren Singer (Range Media Partners), Christopher McQuarrie (CAA)
Cast: Tom Cruise (CAA)        
          Miles Teller (CAA)        
          Jennifer Connelly (CAA)

4. Elvis ($11 MM)
Director: Baz Luhrmann (WME)
Writers: Baz Luhrmann (WME), Sam Bromell (MGMT Entertainment), Craig Pearce (Mosaic), Jeremy Doner (CAA)
Cast: Austin Butler (WME)       
        Tom Hanks (CAA)        
         Olivia DeJonge (CAA)

5. Jurassic World: Dominion ($8.4 MM)
Director: Colin Trevorrow (WME)
Writers: Emily Carmichael (Verve), Colin Trevorrow (WME), Derek Connolly (Verve)
Cast: Chris Pratt (UTA)
          Bryce Dallas Howard (WME)
          Laura Dern (CAA)

Source: Box Office Mojo, The Numbers