The second weekend of Top Gun: Maverick‘s release brought in a staggering $86 million for Tom Cruise‘s film.
The latest smash hit from Paramount Pictures, Top Gun: Maverick, is taking the box office by storm. Both in terms of critical reception and financial success, the movie is a resounding success on all fronts. It is the first time in over three decades that Tom Cruise has returned to one of the most famous roles of his career. The picture debuted over the Memorial Day weekend and raked in $160.5 million in its first four days of release.
At this point, the movie is on track to set a new record for its gross at the box office. It is anticipated that Top Gun: Maverick will bring in a staggering $86 million during its second weekend in theaters. This is a decline of 32 percent from its opening weekend premiere, and it is indicative of strong word-of-mouth from movie-lovers who eagerly anticipated Tom Cruise’s picture for years despite pandemic-related delays.
It should come as no surprise that Top Gun: Maverick is shattering a number of box office records with its astounding triumph at the box office. In particular, this decline of 32 percent is the lowest dip between a film’s first and second weekends for a picture that had an opening weekend gross of more than $100 million in its first three days. Even more astounding is the fact that this second-weekend premiere, at $86 million, breaks Tom Cruise‘s previous record for his highest opening weekend, War of the Worlds, which debuted at $64 million back in 2005.
The current domestic total for the sequel is $291 million, making it Tom Cruise‘s most successful picture domestically, surpassing War of the Worlds, which earned $243 million. The picture has raked in $257 million abroad, increasing its worldwide total to $548 million.