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Betting on Which Movies Will Succeed

By Chris Gore | February 28, 2022

With each passing year, betting and entertainment are merging and becoming a popular way for punters to pass time. If you love movies, tv shows and even politics, this kind of wagering is super fun and thrilling – even more than normal sports betting.

Odds for entertainment betting aren’t offered in all online sportsbooks, but the ones that do will have a variety of wagering options, ensuring that even if you aren’t a sports fan, you can still make your stake in a diverse arena.

Here are some areas you can bet on when it comes to movies.

Betting On The First Movie to Make $100 Million

A bit of a strange prop? Yes. But the best part about this wager is that box office betting can be done anytime in the year, albeit in a different way to most bets.

The bet here is simply to predict which big blockbuster movie of the season will make $100 million first. This is one of the more subtle wagers, despite punters betting on movies that are highly anticipated. You would think it would be easy, but once you have to think about specifics such as dates the movie will be released, it gets trickier – and also more interesting.

Generally, you can look at what has a wide audience appeal, and whether it will be suitable for kids, such as the extremely popular 2022 animation ‘Encanto’.

Odds for Which Movie Will Premiere First

A good indication of the first movie to make $100 million with the year’s latest releases may be to see which one is coming out first. Opening weekends make or break a film and are a good indication to a bettor and the movie world just where this piece of entertainment is heading.

For instance, oddsmakers are predicting that Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness (due to release in early May 2022) is a favorite to take the title of the year’s highest-grossing film.

Spider-Man: No Way Home was a phenomenal hit in 2021 and proves that a safe bet will probably be a Marvel or DC Movie (The Batman is set to release in early March).

The hugely successful Thor franchise continues in July and is, of course, Marvel.

However, we must not forget that James Cameron makes us wait for his films – but it is so worth it. From Titanic to Avatar, he does not disappoint, which is why Avatar 2 has 2/1 odds of being the Highest Grossing Film of 2022. Taking into account the original movie remains the highest-grossing film ever, it would be wise to spread your bets between the two.  

Anticipation is Key

When considering your odds, you have who looks to be the leader at the box office and when the film will actually premier. Before you place your bet, consider also the public perception, buzz and publicity surrounding the film before it’s even released. Even if you’re not a superhero fan, there’s no way you will be completely oblivious to the fact that a new Batman movie is coming out, and to the Oscar buzz already surrounding its star, Robert Pattinson. 

You may prefer movies grounded firmly in reality and not fantastical 4-D illusions, yet are well aware that Avatar 2 has taken close to twenty years to finally reach our screens.

Art has an incredible way of reaching the masses, even if you aren’t a social media user. You don’t have to keep your finger on the pulse of who is directing what, and when award shows are, to know about the latest blockbusters.

Don’t be discouraged if you are more of a reality TV, politics or awards show kinda fan. There are online sportsbooks where you can bet on the best reality show, who’s going to win the upcoming election or who will get their moment in the sun and take home that golden statue.

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