The Movie Theatre is Back! ‘Top Gun 2’ Smashing Records

Box Office: ‘Top Gun 2’ Scores Record $86M Second Weekend, Hits $549M Globally – Hollywood Reporter

Top Gun: Maverick is doing massive business in its second weekend, earning an estimated $86 million. It has earned an estimated $291.6 million through Sunday in North America and $548.6 million globally.

Top Gun: Maverick became Cruise’s top-grossing film domestically on Saturday, passing up 2005’s The War of the Worlds and Cruise’s Mission: Impossible films, including the last installment, Mission: Impossible – Fallout.

In North America, Top Gun: Maverick had the playing field largely to itself until next weekend when Jurassic World: Dominion lands across the U.S. : Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness crossed $900 million worldwide : Crimes of the Future opened to $1 million.

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

For more on this story, please consider these sources:

  1. Box Office: ‘Top Gun 2’ Scores Record $86M Second Weekend, Hits $549M Globally  Hollywood Reporter
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  3. ‘Top Gun: Maverick’ Has a Secret Weapon Even Its Makers Didn’t Know About: A Great and Timely Villain (Hint: It’s Russia)  Variety
  4. Top Gun Maverick: Navy, Air Force look for recruitment boost following big opening for Tom Cruise sequel  Fox News
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