Top Gun Sequel Joins Rare Company with Another Huge Weekend Haul

The hit Tom Cruise movie “Top Gun: Maverick” has continued its impressive box office run over the weekend, hauling in another $44 million from 4,035 venues in North America.

The anti-woke movie has been in theaters for over a month and looks set to pass the $900 million mark in the next few days.

Only one other movie did better than “Top Gun: Maverick” in its fourth box office weekend, James Cameron’s blockbuster Avatar.

Avatar is the highest-grossing film in history so Cruise’s pro-America movie is in rare company.

The sequel to 1986’s “Top Gun” has grossed $466 million in the U.S. and Canada and $885 million globally.

It is the biggest blockbuster in Tom Cruise’s decades-long career.

Forbes is predicting it will cross the $1 billion mark over the July 4th weekend.

According to Variety:

“In third place, “Top Gun: Maverick” keeps flying high with a mammoth $44 million from 4,035 venues in North America, marking a scant 15% drop from last weekend.

“Those box office returns are especially significant because the film has been playing in theaters for a month. Only one other film that debuted in wide release has generated more in its fourth box office weekend — “Avatar,” with $50 million.”

From Forbes:

Meanwhile, with another $39 million (-25%) overseas, the Paramount/Skydance flick has topped $885 million worldwide and should pass $900 million tomorrow or Tuesday.

Since Titanic was distributed overseas by 20th Century Fox (where it earned $600 million domestic and $1.8 billion in 1997/1998), Top Gun: Maverick is technically Paramount’s biggest “all mine” global grosser ever.

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With help from South Korea next weekend, it’ll certainly pass $1 billion worldwide and may do so right over Independence Day weekend.

It’ll certainly be the biggest domestic earner of the summer and is now the frontrunner for the worldwide crown as well.

As for the rest of the year, honestly, only Black Panther: Wakanda Forever in November and Avatar: The Way of Water in December have a legitimate shot at displacing it.”

The movie is now the highest-grossing movie of Tom Cruise’s career.

His other biggest movies are:

  • “Mission: Impossible – Fallout” made $791 million worldwide in 2018
  • “Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol” brought in $695 million globally
  • “Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation” brought in $683 million globally
  • “War of the Worlds” brought in $603 million globally
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By David Hawkins

David Hawkins is a writer who specializes in political commentary and world affairs. He's been writing professionally since 2014.

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