Popular Movies of 2022


Ethan Stanford, Entertainment

This past year 2022, we had an incredible selection of movies that range from fun family friendliness to edge-of-your-seat thrillers. So today, let’s take a stroll down memory lane to list the top five most popular movies that 2022 has to offer to audiences worldwide.

  1. Jurassic World: Dominion

Premiering on June 10, Jurassic World: Dominion was the last movie in the Jurassic World trilogy. It follows our protagonists co-living with prehistoric monsters in their everyday lives. Earning 145 million dollars at its opening weekend and 377 million at the end of the year, this was considered the year’s biggest summer blockbuster. 

  1. Avatar: The Way of Water

Becoming the sequel to the 2009 Avatar, director James Camerons delivers another cinematic masterpiece with a beautiful, top-notch film. The story follows after the first film’s events, with our hero Jake Sully navigating through the world of Pandora as his new life of the Na’vi species. Releasing on December 16, the stunning film brought in 401 million dollars before the start of 2023. 

  1. Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness

Being the first Marvel Studios film released in 2022, this movie brought mixed emotions to the audience as to whether they liked it or not. However, the sequel to 2016’s Doctor Strange didn’t disappoint with the non-stop action and hints of a dark, horror tone. Earning up to 411 million dollars at the end of the year, despite the controversial reviews, this film delivered the revenue it needed. 

  1. Black Panther: Wakanda Forever

Released on November 11, this last Marvel Studios film of the year exceeded audiences’ expectations and wants for the franchise. With 436 million dollars in revenue between November and December, this is the second fastest-earning movie this past year in theaters, following right behind Avatar: The Way of Water

  1. Top Gun: Maverick

Top Gun: Maverick is the long-awaited sequel to the 1986 Top Gun, once again starring famous actor Tom Cruise. Despite fans waiting over 36 years, this movie was by far the best cinematic masterpiece to hit theaters in 2022 and ultimately deserved the earnings it received. With 718 million dollars earned, this quickly makes this our number-one popular movie in the past year.