Where You Can Stream the Top 25 Grossing Movies of 2022?
Although theater revenues have not yet reached the heights they achieved before the COVID-19 pandemic, movie theaters are starting to see more people return to their seats. The 2022 theatrical slate featured one juggernaut performer in “Top Gun: Maverick,” as well as plenty of animated family movies, plus the yearly blockbusters from Marvel and DC.
If you’re looking for entertainment beyond the usual holiday originals that proliferate this time of year, check out the list of the top 25 grossing movies of 2022 in the U.S. below to see where they’re available to stream!
No. 1: ‘Top Gun: Maverick’ | Domestic Box Office to Date: $718.7M, Worldwide: $1.488B
Top Gun: Maverick
After more than 30 years of service as one of the Navy’s top aviators, and dodging the advancement in rank that would ground him, Pete “Maverick” Mitchell (Tom Cruise) finds himself training a detachment of TOP GUN graduates for a specialized mission the likes of which no living pilot has ever seen.
This crowd-pleasing action flick dominated the box office for most of 2022. The cast includes Val Kilmer, Miles Teller, Jennifer Connelly, Jon Hamm, and Glen Powell.
No. 2: ‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’ | Domestic Box Office to Date: $421.8M, Worldwide: $790M
“Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’ was released on Nov. 11 in theaters, and is not yet available to stream. Read our prediction of when we think it might be available on Disney+, where users can currently stream the original “Black Panther” movie.
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever
Queen Ramonda, Shuri, M’Baku, Okoye and the Dora Milaje fight to protect their nation from intervening world powers in the wake of King T’Challa’s death. As the Wakandans strive to embrace their next chapter, the heroes must band together with the help of War Dog Nakia and Everett Ross and forge a new path for the kingdom of Wakanda.
No. 3: ‘Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness’ | Domestic Box Office to Date: $411.3, Worldwide: $955.8
Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness
Doctor Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch), with the help of mystical allies both old and new, traverses the mind-bending and dangerous alternate realities of the Multiverse to confront a mysterious new adversary.
The film also stars Elizabeth Olsen (Wanda Maximoff/Scarlet Witch), Chiwetel Ejiofor (Karl Mordo), Benedict Wong (Wong), Xochitl Gomez (America Chavez), Michael Stuhlbarg (Nicodemus West), and Rachel McAdams (Christine Palmer).
Director Sam Raimi returns to the superhero genre for the first time since the Tobey Maguire Spider-Man films.
No. 4: ‘Jurassic World: Dominion’ | Domestic Box Office to Date: $376M, Worldwide: $1B
Jurassic World Dominion
Four years after Isla Nublar was destroyed, dinosaurs now live—and hunt—alongside humans all over the world. This fragile balance will reshape the future and determine, once and for all, whether human beings are to remain the apex predators ona planet they now share with history’s most fearsome creatures.
No. 5: ‘Minions: Rise of Gru’ | Domestic Box Office to Date: $369.5M, Worldwide: $939.4M
Minions: The Rise of Gru
A fanboy of a supervillain supergroup known as the Vicious 6, Gru hatches a plan to become evil enough to join them, with the backup of his followers, the Minions.
No. 6: ‘The Batman’ Domestic Box Office to Date: $369.3M, Worldwide: $770.8M
In his second year of fighting crime, Batman (Robert Pattinson) uncovers corruption in Gotham City that connects to his own family while facing a serial killer known as the Riddler (Paul Dano).
The cast includes Zoë Kravitz (Selina Kyle/Catwoman), Jeffrey Wright (James Gordon), Colin Farrell (Oswald “Oz” Cobblepot/Penguin), and Andy Serkis (Alfred Pennyworth).
The film was directed and written by Matt Reeves.
No. 7: ‘Thor: Love and Thunder’ | Domestic Box Office to Date: $343.2M, Worldwide: $760.9M
Thor: Love and Thunder
After his retirement is interrupted by Gorr the God Butcher, a galactic killer who seeks the extinction of the gods, Thor enlists the help of King Valkyrie, Korg, and ex-girlfriend Jane Foster, who now inexplicably wields Mjolnir as the Mighty Thor. Together, they embark upon a harrowing cosmic adventure to uncover the mystery of the God Butcher’s vengeance and stop him before it’s too late.
The film stars Chris Hemsworth, Christian Bale, Tessa Thompson, Russell Crowe, and Natalie Portman. Taika Waititi returns to direct after “Thor: Ragnarok.”
No. 8: ‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’ | Domestic Box Office to Date: $804.8M, Worldwide: $1.9B
“Spider-Man: No Way Home” was theatrically released in 2021, but its popularity also made it one of the top-grossing movies of 2022.
Spider-Man: No Way Home
When Spider-Man’s secret identity is revealed, Peter Parker asks Doctor Strange to help him regain his anonymity with a magic spell. But when the spell goes wrong, Spider-Man faces a battle against a rogue’s gallery from his past. As the emotional toll grows, Peter must face the most difficult choice of his life.
The film is a delight for anyone who’s followed the Spider-saga since its cinematic beginnings. Be sure to watch the original “Spider-Man” series with Tobey Maguire and the “Amazing Spider-Man” series with Andrew Garfield to fully appreciate this crowd-pleaser.
No. 9: ‘Sonic the Hedgehog 2’ | Domestic Box Office to Date: $190.8M, Worldwide: $402.7M
Sonic the Hedgehog 2
After settling in Green Hills, Sonic is eager to prove he has what it takes to be a true hero. His test comes when Dr. Robotnik returns, this time with a new partner, Knuckles, in search for an emerald that has the power to destroy civilizations. Sonic teams up with his own sidekick, Tails, and together they embark on a globe-trotting journey to find the emerald before it falls into the wrong hands.
No. 10: ‘Avatar: The Way of Water’ | Domestic Box Office to Date: $183M, Worldwide: $610M
“Avatar: The Way of Water” was released on Dec. 16, so it is not yet available to stream on Disney+. Check out our prediction of when it will be available on the service, and head over to catch the first “Avatar” film on Disney+ now.
Avatar: The Way of Water
Set more than a decade after the events of the first film, learn the story of the Sully family (Jake, Neytiri, and their kids), the trouble that follows them, the lengths they go to keep each other safe, the battles they fight to stay alive, and the tragedies they endure.
No. 11: ‘Black Adam’ | Domestic Box Office to Date: $167.9M, Worldwide: $391.2M
Nearly 5,000 years after he was bestowed with the almighty powers of the Egyptian gods—and imprisoned just as quickly—Black Adam is freed from his earthly tomb, ready to unleash his unique form of justice on the modern world.
No. 12: ‘Elvis’ | Domestic Box Office to Date: $151M, Worldwide: $286M
The life story of Elvis Presley as seen through the complicated relationship with his enigmatic manager, Colonel Tom Parker.
The film stars Austin Butler as Elvis and Tom Hanks as Parker. Baz Luhrmann (“Moulin Rouge!”, “Romeo + Juliet”) directs.
No. 13: ‘Uncharted’ | Domestic Box Office to Date: $148.7M, Worldwide: $401.8M
A young street-smart, Nathan Drake and his wisecracking partner Victor “Sully” Sullivan embark on a dangerous pursuit of “the greatest treasure never found” while also tracking clues that may lead to Nathan’s long-lost brother.
No. 14: ‘Nope’ | Domestic Box Office to Date: $123.3M, Worldwide: $171.2M
This thriller from director Jordan Peele follows a family of horse ranchers who provide animals for Hollywood productions.
When things start falling from the sky and people go missing, OJ (Daniel Kaluuya) and his sister Em (Keke Palmer) hatch a plan to film the terrifying phenomenon and strike it rich.
No. 15: ‘Lightyear’ | Domestic Box Office to Date: $118.3M, Worldwide: $226.4M
Legendary Space Ranger Buzz Lightyear embarks on an intergalactic adventure alongside a group of ambitious recruits and his robot companion Sox.
No. 16: ‘Smile’ | Domestic Box Office to Date: $106M, Worldwide: $216.1M
After witnessing a bizarre, traumatic incident involving a patient, Dr. Rose Cotter starts experiencing frightening occurrences that she can’t explain. As an overwhelming terror begins taking over her life, Rose must confront her troubling past in order to survive and escape her horrifying new reality.
No. 17: ‘The Lost City’ | Domestic Box Office to Date: $105.3M, Worldwide: $190.8M
The Lost City
Reclusive author Loretta Sage writes about exotic places in her popular adventure novels that feature a handsome cover model named Alan. While on tour promoting her new book with Alan, Loretta gets kidnapped by an eccentric billionaire who hopes she can lead him to the ancient city’s lost treasure that featured in her latest story. Alan, determined to prove he can be a hero in real life and not just on the pages of her books, sets off to rescue her.
No. 18: ‘Bullet Train’ | Domestic Box Office to Date: $103.4M, Worldwide: $239.3M
Unlucky assassin Ladybug is determined to do his job peacefully after one too many gigs gone off the rails. Fate, however, may have other plans, as Ladybug’s latest mission puts him on a collision course with lethal adversaries from around the globe—all with connected, yet conflicting, objectives—on the world’s fastest train.
No. 19: ‘The Bad Guys’ | Domestic Box Office to Date: $97.2M, Worldwide: $250.2M
The Bad Guys
When the Bad Guys, a crew of criminal animals, are finally caught after years of heists and being the world’s most-wanted villains, Mr. Wolf brokers a deal to save them all from prison.
No. 20: ‘Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore’ | Domestic Box Office to Date: $95.9M, Worldwide: $405.2M
Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore
Professor Albus Dumbledore knows the powerful, dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald is moving to seize control of the wizarding world. Unable to stop him alone, he entrusts magizoologist Newt Scamander to lead an intrepid team of wizards and witches. They soon encounter an array of old and new beasts as they clash with Grindelwald’s growing legion of followers.
No. 21: ‘DC’s League of Super Pets’ | Domestic Box Office to Date: $93.7M, Worldwide: $203.9M
DC League of Super-Pets
When Superman and the rest of the Justice League are kidnapped, Krypto the Super-Dog must convince a rag-tag shelter pack - Ace the hound, PB the potbellied pig, Merton the turtle and Chip the squirrel - to master their own newfound powers and help him rescue the superheroes.
No. 22: ‘Where the Crawdads Sing’ | Domestic Box Office to Date: $90.2M, Worldwide: $140.2M
Where the Crawdads Sing
Abandoned by her family, Kya raises herself all alone in the marshes outside of her small town. When her former boyfriend is found dead, Kya is instantly branded by the local townspeople and law enforcement as the prime suspect for his murder.
No. 23: ‘The Black Phone’ | Domestic Box Office to Date: $89.9M, Worldwide: $161.2M
The Black Phone
Finney Blake, a shy but clever 13-year-old boy, is abducted by a sadistic killer and trapped in a soundproof basement where screaming is of little use. When a disconnected phone on the wall begins to ring, Finney discovers that he can hear the voices of the killer’s previous victims. And they are dead set on making sure that what happened to them doesn’t happen to Finney.
No. 24: ‘Sing 2’ | Domestic Box Office to Date: $162.8, Worldwide: $407.5M
Buster and his new cast now have their sights set on debuting a new show at the Crystal Tower Theater in glamorous Redshore City. But with no connections, he and his singers must sneak into the Crystal Entertainment offices, run by the ruthless wolf mogul Jimmy Crystal, where the gang pitches the ridiculous idea of casting the lion rock legend Clay Calloway in their show. Buster must embark on a quest to find the now-isolated Clay and persuade him to return to the stage.
No. 25: ‘Scream’ | Domestic Box Office to Date: $81.6M, Worldwide: $140M
The first in the Scream franchise not to be directed by Wes Craven, Scream 5 will instead be directed by Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett. Scream 5 is a direct sequel to Scream 4, and will see Campbell, Cox, Arquette, and Marley Shelton reprise their roles. Filming took place in Wilmington, North Carolina, from September to November 2020, and the movie is slated for a 2022 release.