Los Angeles, August 15 - The Hollywood box office is on the rise and Universal Pictures is leading it by producing blockbusters after blockbusters. In the major achievement, Universal Studio has crossed $3 billion at the worldwide box office in 2022, the first studio to reach the milestone since Disney in 2019.
According to Deadline
, the studio has scored $1.74B at the international box office and $1.28B domestically (North America) this year. This is the eighth time Universal has topped the $3B box office mark worldwide. Jurassic World Dominion
is leading the chart for the studio with $975 million ($605M overseas/$373.1M domestic) so far. It has set its eyes on touching the $1 billion mark in the coming days.
"Jurassic World Dominion" is the 5th highest-grossing film (without exchange rates) for Universal at the domestic box office while worldwide, it ranks 8th for the studio. In 2022, the Chris Pratt-starrer is the second biggest-grossing Hollywood movie worldwide, after Paramount Pictures' "Top Gun Maverick" ($1.4B).
The second biggest film this year for the studio is Minions: The Rise of Gru
, which has so far grossed $790.4M globally, including $446.7M overseas and $343.7M from domestic. It is already the biggest animated film during the covid-19 pandemic era. The movie has shot for $900 million in its final run as it is heading for China release this coming weekend.
Among the other top releases so far for the studio, is DreamWorks Animation's The Bad Guys
with a global cume of $246.8M ($150.1M int/$96.7M domestic), Blumhouse's The Black Phone
at $152.7M global ($65M int./$87.7M domestic) and Jordan Peele's Nope
with $113.9M globally ($6.3M int./$107.5M domestic).