The Marvel universe continues to dominate the box office with new offerings. No surprise, Thor: Love and Thunder flexed its Marvel muscle at the box office.
The latest installment of the Chris Hemsworth franchise took the top spot with over $143 million, which is the third biggest take of 2022. It fell just short of Jurassic World: Dominion, which earned $145 million in week one and Doctor Strange: Multiverse of Madness, which brought in $185 million.
Minions: The Rise of Gru finished a distant second in ticket sales, hauling in $45.5 million in its second week out, a drop of 57% from its opening weekend. Still, the animated hit pushed past $200 million in total ticket sales.
Third place went to Top Gun: Maverick, which snagged another $15.5 million in sales, bringing Tom Cruise's hit to a whopping $597 since its opening nearly two months ago.
Baz Luhrmann’s musical biopic Elvis landed in fourth place with $11 million in new sales, while Jurassic World: Dominion rounded out the top five with a total of $8.4 million.
The top 5 movies this weekend:
- Thor: Love and Thunder - $143 million
- Minions: The Rise of Gru - $45.5M
- Top Gun: Maverick - $15.5M
- Elvis - $11M
- Jurassic World: Dominion - $8.4M