Elvis has officially out-boxed Top Gun: Maverick over the weekend, topping the domestic list in its first week.
According to Sunday studio estimates, Top Gun: Maverick and Baz Luhrmann’s biopic, which stars Austin Butler as Elvis Presley, both took in $30.5 million at the box office.
However, Warner Bros. reports that Elvis made $31.1 million over the course of the weekend following a solid Sunday.
The final weekend gross for Top Gun: Maverick at Paramount is $29.6 million. The odd dance-off was the result of an unusual series of circumstances. After being re-released in a few select Imax and other high-end large-format theaters, Top Gun: Maverick, which has crossed the $1 billion global mark, climbed back up the list in its fifth weekend.
Elvis from Warner Bros. which debuted earlier than anticipated may thank senior viewers for their support. To date, 56 percent of the audience is over 35, including a staggering 29 percent over 55. Females made up about 57% of the audience for Baz Luhrmann’s frantic Elvis Presley biography, which played best in the South unsurprisingly. The film received an A- CinemaScore from reviewers and a 94 percent rating on Rotten Tomatoes from audiences.