9 of the 10 best movies of 2022 are sequels or spinoffs

Sequels and spinoffs accounted for nine of the top 10 grossing films at the UK and Irish box office last year, figures show.

op Gun: Maverick and Avatar: The Way of Water lead the wave of spin-offs or part-series films.

The only independent film to appear in the top 10 was the biopic Elvis, which came in at number 10.

Figures released by the British Film Institute (BFI) show that tight-fisted films continue to hit the big screen.

A sequel or spin-off has topped the box office charts every year since 2010, with one exception: 2020, when many blockbusters were delayed due to the Covid-19 pandemic, making way for the film. epic about World War I 1917 takes first place. place.

Topping the 2022 charts is Top Gun: Maverick, which grossed a whopping £83.7 million at the UK and Ireland box office – enough to make it one of the 10 greatest films of all time.

The film saw Tom Cruise reprise his role as pilot Pete “Maverick” Mitchell, which he first played 36 years ago in the 1986 original Top Gun.

In second place is Avatar: The Way of Water (£70.9m) another long-awaited sequel, this time coming 13 years after the first, but once again using effects cutting-edge technology to combine live action and digital animation.

In third place is Minions: The Rise of Gru (£47.0m), which comes seven years after the first Minions film.

Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness (£42.2m) is fourth in the rankings, followed by The Batman (£40.8m), Thor: Love and Thunder (£37.6m), Jurassic World : Dominion (£35.1m), Black Panther: Wakanda Forever (£34.2m) and Sing 2 (£33.0m).


Director James Cameron arrives for the world premiere of Avatar: The Way of Water, at the Odeon Luxe in Leicester Square, London (Ian West/PA)

Two of the films in the top 10 are still in wide release – The Way of Water and Wakanda Forever – so their total box office can be seen growing even higher.

Last year’s best-performing independent was Belfast, written and directed by Kenneth Branagh, which grossed £15.6 million.

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All box office data includes sales as of January 29, 2023 and includes Ireland as well as the UK as both are counted as one territory for reporting purposes.

BFI’s own figures show the total UK theater admissions for all films released in 2022 at 117 million.

This is up 59% in 2021, but is 33% lower than 2019’s pre-pandemic total of 176 million.

The BFI added that factors that may have influenced last year’s enrollment were the record heatwave in the summer and the Queen’s death and funeral in September.

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