Grossing $1.23 million this weekend, Tom Cruise’s Top Gun: Maverick lands in the domestic Top 10 for the fourth full month in a row.
Top Gun: Maverick returned to the Top 10 this weekend, marking the film’s fourth full month to chart at the domestic box office. The sequel to the original 1986 hit Top Gun hit theaters earlier this year, May 27, over Memorial Day weekend. In the film, Tom Cruise returns as Pete “Maverick” Mitchell, a top pilot who must teach a new crop of young pilots how to complete a seemingly impossible mission. This is complicated by the fact that one of the students – Miles Teller’s Bradley “Rooster” Bradshaw – is the son of Maverick’s former compatriot Goose, who was killed in the original film. The cast also includes Ed Harris, Glen Powell, Jon Hamm and Val Kilmer returning as Iceman.
While the film was expected to be a success, it would have been more or less impossible to predict how successful Top Gun: Maverick turned out to be. The film impressed with a domestic opening of $126.7 million before soaring to even greater heights with a domestic total of $713.5 million, making it the fifth highest-grossing domestic film of all time. Its worldwide gross has now reached a staggering $1.48 billion and it continues to make money at the box office despite being available on VOD now. In fact, it hardly seems to have slowed down, given that it recaptured #1 on the Labor Day weekend box office, the very same weekend it took #1 on every major digital platform.
Per Deadlinethe Titanic Top Gun: Maverick box office run continued this weekend. While returns are finally dwindling after a September lack of new wide-release movies, it’s one-two of Smile and brothers failed to make it all the way out of the Top 10. With a total of $1.23 million over three days, Top Gun landed at #10 on the weekend box office, marking the 19th week and fourth full month that the film has charted in the Top 10.
Can Top Gun: Maverick make it into the top 10 for 20 weeks?
taking into account that Top Gun: Maverick now that it’s the lowest film in the domestic Top 10, it seems unlikely it will hold out for too long. However, one thing box office forecasters have learned this year is not to bet against Tom Cruise. Only two new movies will be released next weekend: David O. Russell’s Amsterdam and the Shawn Mendes musical Lyle, Lyle Crocodile. Although it seems very likely that Lylea that weekend will be number 1, it is possible that one of the other movies currently listed Top Gun and #1 could earn less than in the 20th week, including DC League of Super Pets (which was just scraped before) Top Gun for $1.3 million) and the new Kollywood entry Ponniyan Selvan: Part One.
It is very possible that both could be removed from the list, leaving room for Top Gun: Maverick linger. The sequel could very well stick to its Top 10 which is even further into October as the following weekend only has one new release – Halloween kills – and the box office will continue to look sparse until the release of Black Adam and the George Clooney-Julia Roberts rom-com Ticket to paradise on October 21.
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