Weekend Box Office: August 5-7, 2022
by Emily Nagle
Top 5 Highest Grossing Films for Weekend of August 5-7, 2022
5. Minions: The Rise of Gru ($7.1 million)
4. Thor: Love and Thunder ($7.7 million)
3. Nope ($8.5 million)
2. DC League of Super-Pets ($11 million)
1. Bullet Train ($30.1 million)
The first weekend of August kicked off at the box office, with American movie theaters raking in a total of $87.8 million. Nearly a third of that came from “Bullet Train”, which grossed over $30 million in its first weekend. It has received mixed reviews from critics, but audiences have given it positive reviews for its performances, high-speed action sequences, and writing. It’s also been met with criticism for its casting; despite the film being based on a Japanese novel, many of the characters are played by white actors.
Second place this weekend goes to “DC League of Super-Pets”, which released last week and has already grossed more than $80 million. Recently, Dwayne Johnson (who voices Krypto the Superdog) posted the film’s full post-credits scene on his Instagram, which features Krypto and Superman playing fetch and running into Black Adam and his own superdog Anubis. In the caption, Johnson revealed that in addition to voicing Krypto, he lends his voice to the antihero and his dog. He will also portray a live-action Black Adam in the upcoming film of the same name, which is slated to release on October 21, 2022.