The highest-grossing movies of 2022 are an eclectic mix, full of big blockbusters, superhero sequels, and video game adaptations. Although, the biggest winner associated with this year so far was Top Gun: Maverick , the legacy sequel to the classic ’80s Tom Cruise movie.  

Another movie that also topped the one billion mark this year was Jurassic World: Dominion , the final chapter in the Jurassic Park follow up trilogy. Marvel was a big winner too, with Doctor Strange , Thor , and Black Panther sequels all performing very well, while DC managed to make it into the top five thanks to Matt Reeves’ The Batman .  

Minions: The particular Rise of Gru benefited from the particular GentleMinions craze that swept theaters earlier this 12 months, while video game adaptations like Sonic the Hedgehog 2 plus Uncharted also performed well.

Of course, there’s a glaring omission on the list so far as Avatar: The Way of Water is only due to hit theaters upon December 16. James Cameron’s long-awaited sequel is already predicted to take in $500 million worldwide inside its opening weekend and will be looking in order to follow in Avatar ‘s footsteps to become the biggest film of almost all time. We’ll update this particular list as the figures emerge, but we’re predicting that it will shake things up.

As for what movies are currently the top 15 highest-grossing of the year, check out our breakdown below. Our figures are based on the worldwide box office, rather than just domestic figures, and are collated from Box Office Mojo (opens inside new tab) . However , these figures could still rise, given Top Gun: Maverick’s return to theaters and Black Panther: Wakanda Forever still being available at cinemas.

Highest grossing 2022 movies

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1 . Best Gun: Maverick: $1, 488, 576, 503

2 . Jurassic World: Dominion: $1, 001, 136, 080

3. Doctor Unusual in the Multiverse of Madness : $955, 775, 804

4. Minions: The Rise of Gru: $939, 433, 210 

5. The Batman: $770, 836, 163

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6. Black Panther: Wakanda Forever: $769, 920, 219

7. Thor: Love and Thunder : $760, 928, 081

8. Drinking water Gate Bridge: $626, 571, 697

9. Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets associated with Dumbledore : $405, 161, 334

10. Sonic the particular Hedgehog 2: $402, 656, 846

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11. Uncharted: $401, 748, 820

12. Dark Adam : $389, 256, 034

13. Elvis : $286, 040, 048

14. The Bad Guys: $250, 162, 278

fifteen. Bullet Train : $239, 268, 602

Sitting just outside of the top 15 are films like Smile, which was the particular surprise horror hit of 2022 thanks to its viral marketing campaign . Others include Lightyear , The particular Lost City , plus Nope .


For all of the other upcoming movies on the way, check out our round-up of 2022 and 2023 movie release dates  

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