Who said cinema is dead? The success of films Barbie And Oppenheimer enabled cinema operators to post historic box office receipts worldwide this summer, posting their best month since the pandemic began in 2020 in July. Some films like Quebec are closer to home A summer time And my mother’s men was well received in cinemas across the province. Here are the highlights and flops at the summer box office:
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It’s hard to miss the huge success of Greta Gerwig’s feminist comedy, which has been on the hunt for pink-clad moviegoers for the past five weeks. The film “Barbie,” which opened in theaters on July 21, broke multiple box office records and even became the first film directed entirely by a woman to break the $1 billion mark worldwide. Barbie’s success is also hugely profitable for its actress and producer Margot Robbie, who will rake in $50 million in salary and bonuses, according to Variety magazine.
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Christopher Nolan’s riveting biographical drama also took full advantage of the “Barbenheimer” wave, that strange phenomenon that took off on social media this summer and aimed to highlight the simultaneous release of two diametrically opposed films. Buoyed by rave reviews, Oppenheimer recently surpassed $700 million at the global box office, surpassing the grossing of Nolan’s previous two works, Tenet (2020) and Dunkirk (2017).
- Spider-Man: Through the Spider-Verse ($687 million)
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While some superheroes may have dropped out of the box office this summer (Flash in particular), the same cannot be said of the animated version of Spider-Man. Spider-Man: Through the Spider-Verse hit theaters in early June and to date has grossed nearly $687 million worldwide at the box office, an impressive number for such a visually stunning animated film. This bodes well for the release of the third part of the saga, scheduled for 2024.
- Mission: Impossible Death Toll Part One ($541 million)
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After a hit with last year’s ‘Top Gun’ sequel, Tom Cruise proved once again this summer that he remains one of Hollywood’s box office strongmen. Released in mid-July, the 7th film in the Mission: Impossible saga has so far grossed $541 million at the global box office and was still in the top 10 most popular titles in North America at the end of last week. However, the latter part of the adventures of the indestructible secret agent Ethan Hunt may have suffered a little from the immense popularity of the “Barbenheimer” phenomenon.
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In general, thanks in particular to the particularly rainy month of July, films from Quebec in the province’s cinemas had a good summer. While the dramatic comedy Le temps d’unété broke the $2 million mark at the box office last weekend, the drama My Mother’s Men broke the $1 million mark in just two weeks. The children’s film “Cœur de slush”, which was released at the end of June, achieved mixed results at the box office, grossing just over half a million US dollars.
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A monumental flop. There is no other way to describe the catastrophic result of this superhero film from the DC Comics universe. Flash was produced on a budget of more than $220 million (plus approximately $150 million to help promote the film) and grossed just $268 million at the worldwide box office. According to Forbes magazine, the failed release of The Flash could cost Warner Bros. studio as much as $200 million, putting Andy Muschietti’s feature film at the top of the list of biggest flops in superhero movie history.
- Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny ($376 million)
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Harrison Ford’s last round in the guise of the famous archaeologist didn’t bring the expected success. Although the fifth film in the Indiana Jones saga grossed approximately $376 million at the worldwide box office, it caused significant losses for the Disney studio, according to a recent analysis in Variety magazine. The reason is simple: With an estimated production cost of $300 million and a marketing budget estimated at $100 million, Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny is one of the most expensive films in Hollywood cinema history.
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Disney has had better summers at the box office before. The Hollywood studio not only achieved disappointing results with the latest Indiana Jones and the new version of its classic film The Little Mermaid, but also suffered failure with the release of Haunted Manor, a new film that broke in its amusement is inspired by the famous carousel Parks. attractions. The film, starring Rosario Dawson and Owen Wilson, was released in late July at the height of the ‘Barbenheimer’ hype and grossed nearly $85 million at the global box office.