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Cinema: The Highs and Lows of Summer at the Box Office

Cinema: The Highs and Lows of Summer at the Box Office

Who said theatrical cinema is dead? movies success Barbie And Oppenheimer It enabled movie exhibitors to achieve historic revenues at the global box office this summer and achieve the most successful month of July since the start of the pandemic in 2020. Closer to home, some Quebec films are also One summer time And My mother’s men It did well in theaters across the county. Here are the highs and lows of the summer box office:

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It’s hard to miss the smash hit of Greta Gerwig’s feminist comedy, which has been haunting pink-clad moviegoers for five weeks. The movie was released in theaters on July 21 Barbie It broke several records at the box office and became the first film directed entirely by a woman to reach the billion dollar mark worldwide. success Barbie The film has also proven to be very lucrative for actress and producer Margot Robbie, who will receive a salary and bonuses of $50 million, according to the magazine. diverse.

Cinema: The Highs and Lows of Summer at the Box Office

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Christopher Nolan’s biographical drama has also taken full advantage of the Barpenheimer wave, the bizarre social media phenomenon that took off this summer and aims to highlight the simultaneous release of two diametrically opposed films. driven by rave reviews, Oppenheimer It recently crossed the $700 million mark at the worldwide box office, surpassing the receipts of Nolan’s two previous works, doctrine (2020) and Dunkirk (2017).

  • Spider-Man: Through the Spider-Verse ($687 million)

If some superheroes were snatched from the box office this summer (flash, in particular), the same can’t be said for the animated version of Spider-Man. It will hit theaters in early June Spider-Man: Through the Spider-Verse It has collected nearly $687 million at the global box office to date, which is an impressive number for such a visually stunning animated film. This bodes well for the release of the third part of the saga, which is scheduled for release in 2024.

  • Mission: Impossible Toll Part 1 ($541 million)

Cinema: The Highs and Lows of Summer at the Box Office

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After having a huge hit last year with the sequel to The bestThis summer, Tom Cruise proved once again that he remains one of the Hollywood box office strongmen. Released in mid-July, 7H epic movie Mission Impossible It has so far grossed $541 million at the global box office and was still in the top 10 most popular in North America this past weekend. But the final part of the adventures of the indestructible secret agent Ethan Hunt may have suffered a little from the huge popularity of the Barpenheimer phenomenon.

Cinema: The Highs and Lows of Summer at the Box Office

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Aided by a particularly rainy July, Quebec films generally had a good summer in the province’s cinemas. While dramatic comedy One summer time The drama film grossed $2 million at the box office last weekend My mother’s men I reached a million dollars in just two weeks. Released at the end of June, the youth film Mud heart It got more mixed results with a haul of just over half a million dollars at the box office.

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Cinema: The Highs and Lows of Summer at the Box Office

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Massive failure. There is no other way to describe the disastrous results this superhero movie has had from the DC Comics universe. Produced on a budget of over $220 million (to which we must add nearly $150 million in promotion for the film), flash It collected just $268 million at the worldwide box office. According to the magazine ForbesWarner Bros. could lose up to $200 million if the release fails flashWhich puts Andy Muschietti’s movie at the top of the list of the biggest flops in superhero movie history.

  • Indiana Jones and the Destiny Connection ($376 million)

Cinema: The Highs and Lows of Summer at the Box Office

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Harrison Ford’s last lap as an archaeologist was not as successful as expected. Despite grossing around $376 million at the global box office, the fifth filmH epic movie Indiana Jones It caused huge losses for the Disney studio, according to an analysis published by the magazine recently diverse. The reason is simple: with an estimated $300 million production cost and an estimated $100 million marketing budget. Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny It is among the most expensive films in the history of Hollywood cinema.

Cinema: The Highs and Lows of Summer at the Box Office

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Disney has had better summers at the box office before. Plus getting disappointing results with the newer one Indiana Jones And the new edition of his classic book the little Mermaid, The Hollywood studio suffered a setback with the release of a movie Haunted PalaceHis new movie is inspired by the famous carousel of his amusement parks. Released at the end of July, when the “Barbenheimer” craze was at its peak, the film starring Rosario Dawson and Owen Wilson has grossed barely $85 million at the worldwide box office.

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