2022 has been a good year for film fans, with some exciting new releases as well as the return of a few classics in sequels and reboots. But which of these movies is going to gross most at box offices across the planet?
What do the bookmakers think?
You might not realize that you can find the latest odds on different blockbusters taking the title of the highest-grossing movie of the year. Look for the special bets odds on an online sportsbook like Paddy Power, where you’ll find a category called Box Office Specials. This is where you’ll see movies like Top Gun: Maverick, listed as the 4/5 favourite, and Avatar 2 listed.
It isn’t the only option for betting on showbiz and entertainment. Another list covers the movies that are expected to be in the running for the next round of Oscars awards.
If you prefer to bet on TV shows, you could take a look at the latest Love Island 2022 odds, to see the odds for the contestants you think will win. You can back an individual to win or even choose the couple you think will do it. Then, put in a wager amount to see how much that prediction would win if it turns out to be correct.
A Few of the Leading Movies in 2022
Avatar: The Way of Water is the full name of the movie commonly called Avatar 2. To be honest, its constantly delayed release is making it increasingly difficult for it to be the highest-grossing movie of 2022. The latest information suggests that Avatar 2 should hit the big screen through December, so it could even be the biggest movie of 2023. We also need to remember that the 2009 original is still the highest-grossing film in history.
Top Gun: Maverick is one huge movie already released in 2022. Tom Cruise reprises his role as Pete Mitchell from the 1986 film, and it has been rated by many critics as being even better than the original. At the time of writing, this movie leads the box office list as the only title to breach the billion-dollar mark and has become the top-grossing movie in Cruise’s long career.
Black Panther: The Legend of Wakanda is one of the upcoming releases that could seriously challenge Top Gun: Maverick at the top of the box office lists. The sequel to 2018’s hit movie, it’s due out early in November, potentially giving it time to overtake Top Gun if it hits the ground running. There’s a lot of discussion following the release of the first Black Panther trailer, which is always a good sign of a high level of demand, and if the trailer is anything to go by, fans are in for a real treat.
Trying to predict which movie will be the biggest of the year is enjoyable, but there may be some twists and turns still to come thanks to some potential blockbusters coming out towards the end of 2022.