In its second theatrical run, Top Gun: Maverick has already become Tom Cruise’s highest-grossing domestic release of his career.
The patriotic action film earned $86 million this weekend, bringing the North American total to $291.6 million, according to estimates by measurement company Comscore. Prior to that, Cruise’s biggest box office hit was War of the Worlds, which grossed $234.3 million in 2005.
The veteran movie star’s domestic box office breakthrough comes a week after Top Gun: Maverick opened at a massive $153 million and broke the Memorial Day Weekend record. The blockbuster also marked the biggest domestic cinema debut of all time for Cruise, who reprized his iconic role as Capt. Pete “Maverick” Mitchell resurrected more than three decades after the theatrical release of the original Top Gun.
Adored by viewers and critics alike, “Top Gun: Maverick” saw its second weekend see a 32% drop in North American ticket sales — the lowest number for any film that grossed $100 million or more. Directed by Joseph Kosinski, this weekend’s hit sequel also added $81.7 million internationally, bringing the global total to $548.6 million.
Rounding out this weekend’s domestic top five are Disney and Marvel’s Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, which grossed $9.3 million in its fifth weekend for a total of $388.7 million in North America is equivalent to; 20th Century Studios’ The Bob’s Burgers Movie, which grossed $4.5 million in its second weekend for a total of $22.2 million in North America; Universal Pictures’ The Bad Guys, which grossed $3.3 million in its seventh weekend for a total of $87.3 million in North America; and Focus Features’ Downton Abbey: A New Era, which grossed $3 million in its third weekend for a total of $35.7 million in North America.
Universal Pictures’ Jurassic World Dominion premieres this weekend, starring Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Jeff Goldblum, Sam Neill and Laura Dern.
https://www.latimes.com/entertainment-arts/movies/story/2022-06-05/top-gun-maverick-box-office-tom-cruise ‘Top Gun,’ Tom Cruise just broke another box office record