‘Minions: The Rise of Gru,’ ‘Thor: Love and Thunder’ reach $152 million as UK July box office leads

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UK and Ireland had a total box office total of £126.5 million ($152.7 million) in July 2022, according to figures released by comScore. While this number is a significant part of June’s more than $116 million, it is still trailing 20% ​​of the same period in pre-COVID 2019.

“Minions: The Rise of Gru” debuted at #1 with £10.4 million, the highest opening score for an animated film for 2022. With a total of £35.5 million, the film is now the highest-grossing animation of the year, and number 19 on the all-time animation chart, behind “The Secret Life of Pets” (£36.5 million).

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At No. 2, “Thor: Love and Thunder” took the fourth-highest opening of 2022 with £12.2 million. With a total of £32.3 million, the film is now the sixth highest-grossing film of the year. In third place, “Elvis”, released in late June, added £14.7 million for a total of £21.9 million.

Ten weeks after its release, the Tom Cruise vehicle “Top Gun: Maverick” continued to climb and is the number 4 film of the month, grossing an additional £11.6 million for a total of £76.9 million. The sequel, the highest-grossing of the year, is now the tenth highest-grossing title of all time in the region, behind “Titanic” (£80.2 million).

Another holdover in the top five was “Jurassic World: Dominion”, which added £5.6 million for a total of £34.2 million. This is 18% behind the lifetime total of the previous installment in the franchise, “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom” (£41.6 million).

“Where the Crowds Sing” peaked at number 6 on the chart with a total of £4.8 million. At number 7 with £4.9 million, “DC League of Super-Pets” had the biggest animation opening of the year among 666 sites, ahead of “Lightyear”, which opened 655 places and number 9 with £2.5. million in July, for a total of £10.1 million.

With £2.7 million, the filmed live theater “Prima Fesi – NT Live 2022” is the highest-grossing event cinema release of the year, ahead of the secret cinema event “Dirty Dancing” (£2.3 million), at number 8. That’s number 10. The last Secret Cinema event in 2019, “Casino Royale”, grossed £8.4 million in 18 weeks.

August has begun with the release of Brad Pitt’s “Bullet Train” (Sony). This will be followed by the “Forrest Gump” Bollywood remake, Aamir Khan’s “Lal Singh Chaddha” (August 11, Paramount) and Jordan Peele’s sci-fi horror nope (August 12, Universal) starting Friday. The latest anime installment is “Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero” (August 17, Sony), a sequel to the hit comedy “Fisherman Friends: One and All” (August 19, Entertainment) and “Orphan: First Kill” (August 19). , signature) follow. The month ended with a trio of releases on August 26 – Idris Elba’s “Beast” (Universal), “The Invitation” (Sony) and “Mr. Malcolm’s List” (Vertigo).

UK and Ireland – Top 10 titles of July 2022
(July 1-Aug.4)

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UK and Ireland – Top 10 titles of 2022
January 7-August 4)

, – credit: comScore


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