Top Gun: MaverickParamount Pictures’ sequel to the 1986 original Top Gunhas crossed a milestone at the home box office that no Marvel Studios movie has been able to achieve.
According to cash analyst Gitesh Pandya on Twitter, Top Gun: Maverick earned $ 44 million at the domestic box office in its fourth weekend in theaters. Only three other movies in cinema history have earned more than $ 40 million in their fourth weekend in theaters, including Avatar ($ 50.3 million), Star Wars: The Force Awakens (42.4 million) and Marvel Studios’ Black Panther ($ 40.8 million). These earnings do too Top Gun: Maverick the second-highest-earning fourth weekend in theaters of all time, just after 2010’s Avatar. Overall, Maverick boasts a $ 466.2 million domestic ticket office.
Along with being in front The power is aroused and Black PantherMaverick also earned more than most Marvel Studios movies in its fourth weekend, inclusive Avengers ($ 36.7 million), Spider-Man: No Way Home ($ 32.8 million), Avengers: Endgame ($ 30.0 million) and Avengers: Infinity War ($ 29.5 million). According to Pandya, other major franchises like all Marvel, Star warsJurassic and Batman movies earned less at the box office on their fourth weekend in theaters.
Top Gun: Maverick earned $ 160.5 million in the first four days after its release after opening on Memorial Day weekend, setting new records over the holiday weekend and becoming Cruise’s highest-earning opening in North America. Maverick became the highest-grossing film of 2022 in the United States as it crossed the $ 400 million mark and surpassed Marvel Studios’ Doctor Strange in the multiverse of madness, which earned $ 398 million in the domestic market. With global ticket sales of $ 783.8 million, Maverick has not crossed the worldwide total for Multiverse of madness. However, industry analysts also predict that Cruise’s legacy successor may cross the $ 1 billion mark before the end of its theatrical series.
Paramount Pictures’ Top Gun: Maverick takes place almost 30 years after the original 1986 film and follows Pete “Maverick” Mitchell (Cruise) as he is hired to train a new generation of pilots. Cruise and Val Kilmer repeated their roles from Top Gun and also stars Miles Teller, Jennifer Connelly and Jon Hamm. According to Cruise, it was crucial for Kilmer to return to the sequel, especially for an extremely emotional scene. “I collected really hard for him to make the film,” Cruise said. “The kind of talent he has and you see the scene, it’s very special, it’s just very special.”
Directed by Joseph Kosinski, based on a screenplay by Peter Craig, Justin Marks and Eric Warren Singer, Top Gun: Maverick is now in the cinema.