They shot ‘Top Gun’ : Maverick actually back in 2019….
It has just been released in movie theatre’s….
The pandemic put the film, the sequel to the 1986 movie, is a iconic Tom Cruise and Naval Aviation action movie that it seems a LOT of people are enjoying with people going back to the movies in person….
The Paramount and Skydance movie collected $90 million over the weekend, above Sunday’s already massive estimate of $86 million. Thanks to positive word of mouth, rapturous reviews and premium screens, ticket sales declined only 29% in its second weekend — the lowest percentage in history for a movie that debuted to $100 million or more, according to Comscore. “Top Gun: Maverick” launched to a staggering $160 million over the long Memorial Day holiday weekend….
After only 10 days in theaters, “Top Gun: Maverick” has grossed $295 million at the domestic box office, enough to overtake 2005’s “War of the Worlds” ($243 million) as Cruise’s highest-grossing film in North America. Pandemic or not, it is a stunning result — and ticket sales will certainly keep climbing — for a movie that doesn’t involve costumed heroes, otherworldly creatures or fantastical spells.
Internationally, the sequel to 1986’s “Top Gun” has earned $231 million, taking its global total past the $550 million mark. Even by pre-COVID standards, the $170 million-budgeted “Maverick” is putting box office expectations to shame with its high-flying turnout in theaters.
At this rate, “Top Gun: Maverick” looks like it’ll become Cruise’s biggest movie at the global box office. “Mission: Impossible – Fallout,” which collected $791 million worldwide in 2018, currently stands as the actor’s highest-grossing blockbuster of all time. His other top-earning tentpoles include 2011’s “Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol” ($695 million globally), 2015’s “Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation” ($683 million globally) and “War of the Worlds” ($603 million globally).
As long as “Top Gun: Maverick” is able to sustain its popularity over the summer (and why wouldn’t it?), analysts believe box office returns could surpass $900 million by the end of its theatrical run. Could the $1 billion mark be within reach?…
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