The summer season is winding down its end. Despite a few blockbusters such as E.T and Jaws making their way back into theaters soon, Sony Pictures‘ latest action-adventure movie Bullet Train debuted this weekend. Reviews are a bit mixed but the opening numbers show signs that even original projects can still shine over franchise outings. The David Leitch-directed film opened to a solid less than so so $30.1 million. Bullet Train made $12.6M on Friday, including $4.6M on Thursday previews.
While Bullet Train was the clear winner, there have been some more developing changes domestically and worldwide for 2022. Let’s take a look at those numbers below.
How far did Bullet Train manage to reach till now?
Paramount Pictures’ Top Gun: Maverick continues to be an unstoppable juggernaut. While the sequel is the second movie to have reached the billion-dollar mark since the COVID-19 pandemic began, Maverick added another $7 million domestically ($662.5M). The film has surpassed James Cameron’s Titanic as the 7th highest movie at the domestic box office. It’s also worth mentioning that Maverick is looking at surpassing both Avengers: Infinity War and Black Panther.
Globally, Jurassic World: Dominion is now Hollywood’s 2nd biggest global box office hit of 2022 with $960.1M surpassing the $951.3M of Doctor Strange In The Multiverse Of Madness. Another Universal hit film, Minions: The Rise Of Gru, crushed the $750M mark at the global box office.
As for the MCU, Thor: Love and Thunder has surpassed Thor: Ragnarok ($315.1M) making it the highest Thor outing at the domestic box office with $316.1M. The fourth sequel is itching near the $700M mark globally.
This Week In The Top 5 Box Office
Since Bullet Train claimed the #1 spot, last week’s winner DC League of Super-Pets takes second place with $11.2M. In third is Jordan Peele’s Nope with $8.5M. The movie should cross the $100 million domestic mark very soon this week making it the third film of Peele’s to do so. In fourth place is Thor: Love and Thunder with $7.6M. Finally, in fifth place is Minions: The Rise of Gru with $7.1M.
What did you end up seeing this weekend? What are your thoughts on Bullet Train? Let us know in the comments below!