‘Top Gun 2’ Rockets to Record $86M Second Weekend – The Hollywood Reporter

Joseph Kosinski’s Top Gun: Maverick is showing no signs of slowing down.

The Paramount and Skydance tentpole, starring Tom Cruise, is doing massive business in its second weekend. The sequel earned an estimated $86 million to boast the smallest decline ever — 32 percent — for a movie opening domestically to $100 million or more. Shrek 2which launched to $108 million, fell 33 percent, according to Comscore.

Top Gun: Maverick has earned an estimated $291.6 million through Sunday in North America and $548.6 million globally. Top Gun 2 continue to fly high overseas, where it is likewise holding strong. It earning another $81.7 million for a foreign tally of $257 million.

On Saturday, Top Gun: Maverick became Cruise’s top-grossing film domestically when passing up 2005’s The War of the Worlds ($243.3 million), not adjusted for inflation. That’s after zooming past the first Top Gun ($180.3 million) and Cruise’s Impossible mission movies, including the last installment, Mission: Impossible—Fallout ($220.2 million).

Internationally, Top Gun: Maverick is already well ahead of the $176 million earned by the first Top Gun, not adjusted for inflation. The UK leads with $39.7 million. However, it is far from matching many of the recent Impossible mission films at the foreign box office. One reason — the sequel isn’t getting a release in China or Russia.

The movie’s overall performance is a huge win for the summer box office and shows that people are eager to return to theaters after two years of sparse Hollywood product due to the pandemic.

In North America, Top Gun: Maverick had the playing field largely to itself until next weekend when Jurassic World: Dominion lands across the US

overseas, Jurassic World 3 began opening midweek week in 15 markets for an estimated total $55.5 million through Friday. It’s doing strong business in Mexico, Brazil and Italy in particular.

Other weekend highlights included Marvel and Disney’s Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness crossing $900 million — no small feat. The film placed No. 2 domestically with $9.3 million in its fifth outing for a domestic total of $388.7 million. Overseas, it has earned $520.7 million for a cume of $909.4 million.

Elsewhere, Cannes Film Festival entry Crimes of the Future, from David Cronenberg, opened to a disappointing $1 million. Neon launched the film in 773 theaters, a wide footprint for a specialty title. The film placed No. 10.

A24’s Everything Everywhere All At Once continued to be the big specialty headline as it hit $60 million in its 11th weekend upon earning $2 million for a domestic cume of $60.5 million.

More to come.

June 5, 7:40 am: Updated with revised estimates.

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