‘Avatar,’ ‘Puss in Boots’ Sequels Top New Year’s B.O; Illumination’s ‘Minions: The Rise of Gru’ is 2022’s Animation Champion

Blue-faced aliens and a familiar dashing feline were the big box office champs over the long new year’s weekend. James Cameron’s Avatar: The Way of Water had a swimmingly spectacular $82.4 million four-day weekend, bringing its total cume to $440.5 million after three weeks in release in 4,202 theaters. The movie has made over $1.397 million worldwide to date.

Meanwhile, DreamWorks Animation’s well-received sequel Puss in Boots: The Last Wish, directed by Joel Crawford, kept its number-two spot with a pawsome $21.7 million four-day weekend in 4,121 theaters and a total of $66.1 million after two weeks in release. The Shrek spin-off movie has made over $134.9 million worldwide to date.

Meanwhile Disney’s Strange World is still hanging on to the Number 10 spot at the box office, with a  $747,000 four-day weekend and a total of $37.2 million after six weeks in theaters. The movie, which is now also streaming on Disney+, has  made $67.5 million worldwide, and is considered one of the studio’s poorest performing animated features at the box office.

Looking at the overall 2022 box office chart, it was Universal/Illumination’s popular Minions: The Rise of Gru that became the year’s biggest grossing animated feature of the year, with $939,628,210 worldwide, and $369,695,201 at the U.S. boxoffice. Of course, the VFX-driven Avatar: The Way of Water is the ultimate champ with $1,397,417,914 gross worldwide, and $440,517,914 domestically.

Source: Box Office Mojo, Deadline.com

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