Top Gun: Maverick is one of the highest-grossing films of 2022 with a $1.2 billion box office worldwide. According to Sony Motion Group President Sanford Panitch, People say Tom Cruise’s Top Gun: Maverick has brought the movie business back. he commented “In a weird way, I would say Top Gun: Maverick is benefitting from us taking our shot. Venom: Let There Be Carnage is the start of that story.” Panitch also told Sony deserves some credit for Top Gun: Maverick’s box office dominance.
Venom: Let There Be Carnage was released on October 1, 2022. The film was a box office success and grossed over $506 million worldwide. After that Sony’s Ghostbusters: Afterlife was released in November and grossed $204.4 million worldwide, and then Spider-Man: No Way Home earned $1.9 billion globally to become the third-highest-grossing film, In February 2022, Uncharted a video game adaptation starring Mark Wahlberg and Tom Holland was released. the film grossed $401 million worldwide.
Speaking to Vulture, Sanford Panitch told “When we first started releasing movies last October, there were really no other big movies,” Greenstein added. “Everyone had pushed their big movies to this year, to this summer. We took a big gamble putting ‘Venom’ in theaters. Then we doubled down with ‘Ghostbusters.’ Then our biggest bet was when every other tentpole had fled, we tripled down with ‘Spider-Man’ — our biggest, most important piece of IP.”
“There’s so much press about ‘Top Gun’ right now. It’s like, ‘The movie business is back!’” Panitch said. “In a weird way, I would say ‘Top Gun’ is benefitting from us taking our shot. ‘Venom’ is the start of that story that allows ‘Top Gun’ to do the kind of business it did. These things don’t happen overnight. It’s a seeding.”
The upcoming released of Sony is Brad Pritt’s Bullet Train, directed by Deadpool 2 director David Leitch. Bullet Train will hit theaters on August 5.