2022 was a memorable year for the silver screen, as some of the highest-grossing films attracted enormous crowds back to theaters throughout the year. It seems that the delight of viewing fascinating tales on the big screen returned with a boom after two years of repression due to the epidemic. Films performed brisk business and gave the cinematic experience a fresh lease of life. Let’s take a look at the top 10 cinemas worldwide that made highest earning in 2022. World’s Top 10 Highest Grossing Films in 2022 Top Gun The picture had a budget of 170 million dollars, but it grossed approximately $1.5 billion worldwide; thus, it was certain to be profitable. Top Gun: Maverick has already moved up to the 10th spot on the list of the highest-grossing films of all time, dislodging Furious 7. It has been speculated that Miles Teller will play the lead role in a new installment of the Top Gun series that will be dubbed Top Gun: Rooster. It would seem that Tom Cruise and Joseph Kosinski, who is a filmmaker, are also participating. It is hoped that this time, Maverick and Rooster will be successful in tracking down the Russians. The movie was released on 27th May, 2022, and collected $126,707,459 in the opening weekend. The movie got an overall score of 8.4 out of 10 on IMDb, and its cast includes Tom Cruise, Jennifer Connelly, Miles Teller, and Val Kilmer. Read More: 5 Must-watch Hrithik Roshan Movies Avatar: The Way of Water The second installment in James Cameron's epic Avatar trilogy, The Way of Water premiered on 6th December 2022 in London and later it got the theatrical release in the USA on 16th December. It received an enormous response from the audience and earned $134,100,226 in the opening weekend. It follows Jake (Sam Worthington) and Neytiri (Zoe Saldaa), the protagonists from the previous film, as they explore the waters of the planet Pandora with their family. The sequel, which has been universally praised by reviewers, is predicted to earn between $1.6 billion and $1.9 billion by the conclusion of its theatrical run, according to reports. The movie is running with a 7.9 rating on IMDb. Apart from the protagonists, the movie also stars Sigourney Weaver, Stephen Lang. Read More: Siam in line for first National Award, Nonajoler Kabbo to win big Jurassic World Dominion Dinosaurs and humans are compelled to coexist four years after the events of Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018), which leads to multiple encounters that are hazardous to both species. Owen Grady (Chris Pratt) and Claire Dearing (Bryce Dallas Howard) must put their lives in danger to defend everyone they care about, even dinosaurs, as human greed introduces a new threat. Jurassic Park: Dominion, theatrically released on 10th June 2022, made $145,075,625 in the opening weekend. It is praised for reuniting three of the movie's most well-known stars: Laura Dern, Jeff Goldblum, and Sam Neill. It has earned around $1 billion world wide with an IMDb 5.6 rating. Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness The 28th movie in the MCU is a follow-up to Doctor Strange and is directed by Sam Raimi. Following the events of Spider-Man: No Way Home and WandaVision (2021). Strange and Chavez seek assistance from other sorcerers, notably Wanda Maximoff (Elizabeth Olsen), to fight an unidentified foe after sensing a greater danger to all worlds. The movie has an overall score of 6.9 out of 10 on IMDb and collected $187,420,998 on the opening weekend after it hit theaters on 6th May, 2022. Read More: ‘I wasn’t necessarily acting’: Chanchal Chowdhury on ‘Karagar-2’ Minions: The Rise of Gru The Rise of Gru is the highest-grossing animated picture released on 1st July 2022, surpassing even the widely anticipated, high-budgeted live-action feature The Batman. It has an opening weekend collection of $107,000,000. It has multiple directors like Kyle Balda, Brad Ableson, and Jonathan del Val. The comedy series is about 12-year-old Gru (voiced by Steve Carell) and his troop of charming yellow critters called Minions (voiced by Pierre Coffin for multiple characters). Gru wants to become a supervillain, but he becomes caught in a plot. It is then up to his subordinates to save their leader. The Rise of Gru ended with a total $939M and a 6.6 IMDb rating.
Hollywood's iconic actor Tom Cruise starrer film ‘Top Gun: Maverick’ had its global release on Friday, and the country’s first multiplex chain Star Cineplex also brought the action-drama film to Bangladeshi cinephiles in line with its international release across its all five branches in the capital. The movie, which brought Tom Cruise to the role of Pete "Maverick" Mitchell after 36 years with the sequel to 1986's "Top Gun," has recently been screened at the 75th Cannes Film Festival on May 18 in an Official Selection Screening, where it received a five-minute standing ovation from the audience and Cannes paved a tribute to Cruise and his extraordinary career. On Friday, Bangladeshi audiences and Tom Cruise fans showed up in Star Cineplex’s Bashundhara City, Sony Square, SKS Tower, Shimanto Shambhar and the newly launched Bangabandhu Military Museum branches and praised the film. “I have been a fan of Cruise and the original ‘Top Gun’ movie and was waiting to watch its sequel once it hits the theatre. It feels good that we, the Bangladeshi audiences are also watching this film alongside the rest of the world on the same day,” Ashiqur Pial, a banker, told UNB after watching the film at the Sony Square branch of Star Cineplex in Mirpur. Before releasing it on Friday across all of its five branches, Star Cineplex held a special press screening of the film on Thursday night at its SKS Tower branch in Mohakhali in the capital for journalists, media personalities and celebrities. The advanced screening was joined by popular silver screen actor Riaz Ahmed, Taskeen Rahman, Sumon Patwary, director Taneem Rahman Angshu, youth celebrities and content creators including Salman Muqtadir, Shoumik Ahmed, Rakin Absar, Shouvik Ahmed and more. Directed by Joseph Kosinski, ‘Top Gun: Maverick’ also has an ensemble cast featuring Miles Teller, Jennifer Connelly, Jon Hamm, Glen Powell, Lewis Pullman, Ed Harris, Monica Barbaro, and Val Kilmer. Set 36 years after its prequel, the film recounts Maverick's return to the United States Navy Strike Fighter Tactics Instructor program (commonly known as "Top Gun"), where he must confront his past while training a cadre of younger fighter pilots, including the son of Maverick's closest buddy Goose. The film was initially scheduled for a July 2019 release, which was delayed by efforts to shoot several complex action sequences, then by the COVID-19 pandemic and scheduling conflicts. Since its release, the film is receiving positive reviews and critical acclaim for Cruise’s incredible stunts as a dashing fighter pilot. Also read: ‘Top Gun’ sequel a welcome trip to the danger zone
Early on in “Top Gun: Maverick,” Tom Cruise hops on his sleek motorcycle, wearing Aviator sunglasses and a leather jacket with patches, and speeds into a time machine. No, that’s not right. It’s actually us who take a trip back. More than 30 years after Cruise smirked his way to the cocky heights of the ’80s as the maverick Navy pilot codenamed Maverick, he effortlessly picks up the character in a new chapter of “Top Gun” that is an absolutely, thoroughly enjoyable ride — a textbook example of how to make a sequel. “Top Gun: Maverick” satisfies with one foot in the past by hitting all the touchstones of the first film — fast motorcycles, the song “Danger Zone,” military fetishisms, humorless Navy bosses, shirtless bonding sports, “the hard deck,” bar singalongs and buzzing the tower — and yet stands on its own. It’s not weighed down by its past like the last “Ghostbusters” sequel, but rather soars by using the second to answer and echo issues with the first. Cruise is, of course, back, reprising his rebel test pilot now based in a forgotten corner of the Mojave Desert, a mere captain when he should be a general because he keeps bucking authority. The years have not calmed Maverick from his impulsive, hot-headed style. Pilots do, he argues; they don’t ruminate. “You think up there, you’re dead,” he states. This is Cruise at his most Cruise-iest, coiled, sure and arrogant, teeth gleaming in the sunshine. His once-rival Iceman — Val Kilmer — is back, too, a huge Navy muckety-muck now. And even Goose is back, by way of his son, the similarly mustachioed Miles Teller, who is strikingly similar looking to Anthony Edwards, the actor who played the doomed wingman in the first film. That death looms large for Maverick even 30 years on: “Talk to me, Goose,” he’ll whisper to himself. Some things have changed, of course. The F-14A Tomcats have been replaced by the F/A-18 and the all-male cocky pilots of the first film have been infiltrated by a few cocky women. Unfortunately, it seems these are the last days of envelope-pushing men and women in naval aviation; pilotless aircraft are more reliable and they’re next. “The future is coming and you’re not in it,” Maverick is told by an imperious officer played with delicious calm fury by Jon Hamm. But Maverick, on the edge of extinction, has one last job for the Navy: Train a group of young hotshots for a dangerous bombing mission in Iran. One potential snag: The young hotshots he must train include Goose’s son, codename Rooster. Will Maverick be responsible for cooking another Goose? Also Read: Tom Cruise surprises Comic-Con with 'Top Gun' sequel trailer Director Joseph Kosinski brings a visceral feel to the film, somehow making us feel claustrophobic in the wide open sky as pilots swoop and swerve. He wonderfully alternates between loud scenes outside with airplane engines roaring and quiet ones indoors of people almost whispering. He also switches from brilliant sun to dark interiors. One welcome touch in the screenplay by Ehren Kruger, Eric Warren Singer and Christopher McQuarrie is a new love interest for Maverick. Jennifer Connelly plays a divorced bar owner who has both a townhouse, a beach house, a sailboat and a Porsche, so business is good. But she’s also not a push-over for on-again-off-again Maverick and, in a key scene, she’s the comfortable pilot of a boat and he’s the clueless one. This is a more thoughtful Maverick, more gloomy. “Top Gun: Maverick” is in some ways a meditation on what happens to gifted rebels later in life. He is riven by guilt and in one scene he is picked up and unceremoniously tossed out of a bar by the very same hotshots that he was 30 years ago. Worst, he’s called “pops.” What is remarkable is that Cruise looks to have indeed found a way to thwart time. His chiseled body and still-boyish face are indistinguishable from the pilots three decades his junior during a football game on the beach. The film handles Maverick’s personal stuff — wooing the barmaid, repairing his relationship with Goose’s kid — while also fulfilling its promise as an action movie. There are jets pulling 10Gs, the metal sound of cockpit sticks pulled in gear, epic dogfights and the whine of machinery balking at the demands put on it. The action even takes a few unexpected and thrilling turns. So jump on Maverick’s bike, hug him tight and join him on the highway to the danger zone. “Top Gun: Maverick,” a Paramount Pictures release that hits theaters May 27, is rated PG-13 for “sequences of intense action and some strong language.” Running time: 131 minutes. Three and a half stars out of four.