Tom Cruise’s Top Gun: Maverick earned a stunning $86 million in its second weekend.
Paramount Pictures is soaring high with its latest blockbuster, Top Gun: Maverick. The film, which finds Tom Cruise reprising one of his most iconic roles for the first time in 36 years, is a certified home run on all accounts, critically and commercially. The film opened over Memorial Day weekend, and earned $160.5 million over its first four days.
Now, the film is looking to break a new box office record. Top Gun: Maverick is projected to earn a stunning $86 million in its *second* weekend. This is a 32% drop from its opening weekend debut, and signifies enthusiastic word-of-mouth from audiences that have been anticipating Tom Cruise’s film for years amidst pandemic-related delays.
New box office records for Tom Cruise.
In a stunning performance at the box office, Top Gun: Maverick is breaking some surprising records. In particular, this 32% drop is the lowest drop between a first and second weekend for a film that debuted to over $100 million in its first three days. But perhaps the most stunning record to note is the fact that with $86 million, this marks this second weekend debut even more successful than Tom Cruise’s previous record-holder for his biggest opening weekend, War of the Worlds, which opened to $64 million in 2005.
The domestic total for the sequel is now at $291 million, making this Tom Cruise’s biggest film ever domestically, surpassing War of the Worlds, which grossed $243 million. Internationally, the film is at $257 million, bringing the global numbers to $548 million.
Here is the synopsis for Tom Cruise’s sequel:
After more than thirty years of service as one of the Navy’s top aviators, Pete “Maverick” Mitchell (Tom Cruise) is where he belongs, pushing the envelope as a courageous test pilot and dodging the advancement in rank that would ground him. When he finds himself training a detachment of Top Gun graduates for a specialized mission the likes of which no living pilot has ever seen, Maverick encounters Lt. Bradley Bradshaw (Miles Teller), call sign: “Rooster,” the son of Maverick’s late friend and Radar Intercept Officer Lt. Nick Bradshaw, aka “Goose.” Facing an uncertain future and confronting the ghosts of his past, Maverick is drawn into a confrontation with his own deepest fears, culminating in a mission that demands the ultimate sacrifice from those who will be chosen to fly it.
Directed by Joseph Kosinski from a script written by Ehren Kruger, Eric Warren Singer, and Christopher McQuarrie, based on a story by Peter Craig and Justin Marks, Top Gun: Maverick stars Tom Cruise, Miles Teller, Jennifer Connelly, Jon Hamm, Glen Powell, Lewis Pullman, and Ed Harris.
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