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The biggest movies coming to theaters in June 2022

The biggest movies coming to theaters in June 2022


Images courtesy: Universal, Disney, Warner Bros.

From dinosaurs to astronauts to music legends and… er, child kidnappers… June will have some of the most anticipated films of the year. Not to mention the continued big Paramount revenue Top Gun: Maverickwhich set Memorial Day weekend for the highest national open.

Here are the big notable releases next month:


Jurassic World: Dominion

friday june 10

Premise: Universal’s (supposed) dinosaur trilogy ending episode not only brings back Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard from the first two films, but also Sam Neill, Laura Dern and Jeff Goldblum from the 1993 original jurassic park. Colin Trevorrow, who directed the 2015 original jurassic world but not those of 2018 Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdomruns this one too.

Box office comparisons:

  • 2015 jurassic world (opening $208.8M / total $652.3M)
  • 2018 Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom ($148.0M opening / $417.7M total)
  • Pratt’s 2017 Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 ($146.5M opening / $389.8M total)

Light year

friday june 17

Premise: Chris Evans takes over from Tim Allen to voice Buzz Lightyear, the iconic astronaut character of four toy story films, now starring in its own spin-off. Angus MacLane, co-director of 2016 Finding Dorydirected.

Box office comparisons:

  • 2010s Toy Story 3 (opening $110.3M / total $415.0M)
  • 2019 toy story 4 (opening $120.9M / total $434.0M)
  • The last real action movie of 2018, Incredibles 2 ($182.6M opening / $608.5M total)

Elvis

friday june 24

Premise: How has Hollywood never released an actual Elvis Presley biopic before? Warner Bros.’ Movie star newcomer Austin Butler as the iconic singer – making his film debut after several TV series and a small role in Once upon a time in Hollywood—alongside Tom Hanks as Presley’s manager, Colonel Tom Parker. Baz Luhrmann (Red Mill! and Gatsby the magnificent) directed.

Box office comparisons: PRO ticket office Chief analyst Shawn Robbins currently forecasts an opening of $35-55 million and a national total of $110-170 million. These numbers, especially the total, would be comparable to some other musician biopics, like:

  • 2015 NWA biopic Straight outta Compton (opening $60.2M / total $161.1M)
  • Biopic Elton John of 2019 Rocketman (opening $25.7M / total $96.3M)
  • 2005 biopic Johnny Cash walk the line ($22.3M opening / $119.5M total / $170.1M adjusted for ticket price inflation)
  • Biopic Ray Charles from 2004 Ray (opening $20.0M / total $75.3M / adjustment $111.0M)

In terms of recent biographies of musicians, the low end is 2021 Respect ($24.2M in total) while the high end is that of 2018 Bohemian Rhapsody ($216.3 million), which exceeded even the most optimistic expectations and probably seems too high a bar to reach for Elvis.


The black phone

friday june 24

Premise: Universal’s R-rated horror stars Ethan Hawke as a child abductor and Mason Thames as an abducted boy who communicates with former victims of Hawke’s character via the titular black telephone. Scott Derrickson (2016 strange doctor and horror titles Claim, The Exorcism of Emily Roseand deliver us from evil) directed.

Box office comparisons: PRO ticket office Chief analyst Shawn Robbins currently forecasts an opening of $17-22 million and a domestic total of $45-70 million. Comparable horror releases from the pandemic era include:

  • The conjuration: the devil made me do it ($24.1M opening / $65.6M total)
  • candy man (opening $22.0M / total $61.1M)
  • old (opening $16.8M / total $48.2M)

Derrickson’s last three horror films, excluding sequels, were:

  • 2005 The Exorcism of Emily Rose ($30.0M opening / $75.0M total / $107.2M adjusted for ticket price inflation)
  • 2012 Claim (opening $18.0M / total $48.0M)
  • 2014 deliver us from evil (opening $9.7M / total $30.5M)