Box Office: Top Gun: Maverick Adds $ 86 Million in Massive 2nd Weekend

Top Gun: Maverick”Has the box office noise… again.

In its second weekend of release, Tom Cruise‘s All-American action film grossed a sensational $ 86 million from 4,751 North American theaters. Those returns rank among the top 10 highest-grossing second weekends in domestic box office history. They also push “Top Gun: Maverick” to $ 291 million in North America, enough to surpass 2005’s “War of the Worlds” ($ 243 million) as Cruise’s highest-grossing film ever at the box office.

Thanks to positive word-of-mouth, rave reviews and high-quality displays, box office sales for “Top Gun: Maverick” have dropped by just 32%. its debut of $ 160 million during the long holiday weekend of Remembrance Day. It’s the smallest two-weekend decline for a film that opened at $ 100 million or more, according to Comscore. That’s a particularly impressive benchmark – even for a well-reviewed film – because hits like “Maverick,” tend to be preloaded and drop at least 50% after an open weekend. By comparison, Marvel’s recent big-budget tentmakers “Spider-Man: No Way Home” and “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness” each dropped 67% in their second outing, while Robert Pattinson’s “The Batman” fell 50% in his second. weekend.

At the international box office, Paramount and Skydance’s release surpassed $ 257 million, bringing its global total to $ 548 million. Even by pre-pandemic standards, “Maverick” flies high at the box office.

“It has never been more appropriate to say‘ the sky is the limit ’for‘ Top Gun: Maverick ’,” Paramount home distribution chairman Chris Aronson wrote in a press release.

Few films wanted to compete with “Maverick” for eyeballs, although director David Cronenberg’s body horror film “Crimes of the Future” opened in a limited edition. From Neon, the film was launched to $ 1.1 million from 773 theaters, translating to a decent $ 1,423 per seat. Viggo Mortensen, Léa Seydoux and Kristen Stewart star in the horrific “Crimes of the Future”, which premiered at this year’s Cannes Film Festival.

Without new releases from major studios, “Top Gun: Maverick” enjoyed a free rein over North American box office charts. Holdovers titles such as the “Doctor Strange” sequel, “The Bob’s Burgers Movie”, “The Bad Guys” and “Downton Abby: A New Era” took points two to five.

Second, “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness” added $ 9.3 million from 2,430 sites between Friday and Sunday. After five weeks in theaters, the Marvel movie grossed an impressive $ 388.7 million domestically and a whopping $ 909.4 million worldwide. Without playing in China or Russia, which are two major international markets, “Doctor Strange 2” is the ninth highest-grossing title in Disney’s Marvel Cinematic Universe. It also stands as the highest revenue edition of the year worldwide and the second largest revenue of the pandemic era.

Disney and 20th Century “The Bob’s Burgers Movie” remained in third place on their second outing. Ticket sales fell 64% to $ 4.5 million from 3,425 theaters, bringing its North American revenue to $ 22.2 million.

At No. 4, Universal’s animated comedy “The Bad Guys” added $ 3.3 million from 2,872 locations in its seventh weekend of release. To date, the film has grossed $ 87 million nationally.

The “Downton Abbey” sequel rounded out the top five with $ 3 million from 3,471 theater. Since its launch, “Downton Abbey: A New Age” has grossed $ 34 million in North America. The 2019 “Downton Abbey” sequel cost $ 40 million to produce, meaning the Focus Features release has ways to go before the black one enters.

Elsewhere, A24’s little-indie-that-that-could “Everything Everywhere All at Once” crossed $ 60 million inland in its 11th weekend of release. Over the same weekend it landed on home entertainment, the film expanded to 1,434 theaters and grossed $ 2 million, down just 18% from the weekend before. According to A24, the genre-bending “Everything Everywhere All at Once” is expected to surpass “Hered” ($ 80 million) to become A24’s highest-grossing film worldwide. It is already the studio’s highest-grossing film at the domestic box office, recently surpassing “Uncut Gems” ($ 50 million).

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