‘Top Gun: Maverick’ Has Super Impressive Second Weekend At The Box Office

Damn. Tom Cruise is killing it at the box office right now. After bringing in over $150 million during Memorial Day weekend (including Monday) ‘Top Gun: Maverick’ just scored an additional $90 million this past weekend.

Thanks to positive word of mouth and outstanding reviews, the sequel film’s ticket sales declined just 29% in its second weekend, the lowest percentage in history for a movie that debuted to $100 million or more.

Though a peculiar statistic, the scant second-weekend drop is impressive because big-budget blockbusters — even well-received ones — tend to plummet by at least 50% after scoring huge opening weekends. By comparison, recent tentpoles ‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’ and Marvel’s ‘Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness’ each declined 67% in their sophomore outings, while Robert Pattinson’s ‘The Batman’ fell 50% in week two.

It’s extremely impressive. Movies these days would kill for an opening weekend of $90 million, and this film just got that in its second weekend!

In total, it’s grossed over $295 million at the domestic box office, but it’s earned an additional $257 million overseas, bringing its global total to a ridiculous $550 million. As long as the numbers keep up, this will become Cruise’s biggest movie ever 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

Safe to say, Top Gun: Maverick is a legit hit. How much will it make next weekend?

‘Top Gun: Maverick’ Could Be Tom Cruise’s Biggest Opening Weekend Ever

Top Gun: Maverick‘ is set to hit theaters across the country this weekend, and some experts believe it just might be Tom Cruise’s biggest opening weekend.

The film has received glowing reviews from critics, and even early audiences who were lucky enough to attend screenings have been praising the film. And because of the hype, box office experts say it could bring in nearly $100 million during its first three days, and an additional $20 million on Memorial Day.

If it’s able to squeeze out $100 million in its first three days, it’ll mark the first $100 million opening weekend for the 59-year-old actor.

For Cruise, even the lower end of projections would land as the biggest opening weekend of his career. Though he’s probably the biggest action star of his generation, none of his movies have opened to more than $65 million at the domestic box office. The actor’s 2005 science-fiction epic ;War of the Worlds; currently stands as his best debut with $64 million, followed by 2018’s ‘Mission: Impossible – Fallout’ with $61 million.

So it’s extremely likely this ‘Top Gun’ sequel will be the biggest opening weekend of his career. The movie cost $170 million to produce, which is a fairly high budget, but with the buzz surrounding this film, they should be able to make that back and more rather easily.

‘Top Gun: Maverick’ will hit theaters this Friday, the 27th. Check out the trailer below…

Watch Tom Cruise In First Trailer For ‘Mission: Impossible — Dead Reckoning Part One’

A teaser trailer for a film that is still a year away from being released? That means it’s either a Marvel film, a James Bond movie, or a movie starring Tom Cruise.

The first teaser trailer for ‘Mission Impossible — Dead Reckoning Part One‘ was released early Monday morning. This will be the seventh installment in the film franchise, and third directed by Christopher McQuarrie.

Dead Reckoning Part One is set to star Tom Cruise, Ving Rhames, Simon Pegg, Rebecca Ferguson, Vanessa Kirby, Hayley Atwell and Esai Morales.

Although the trailer doesn’t reveal much about the plot of the film, it provides a first look of several new actors to the franchise, including Hayley Atwell as new character Grace, and Esai Morales as the film’s primary villain. Several action set pieces are teased, including a sniper battle during a desert storm, a fistfight in a nightclub and a chase atop a moving train.

The film is set to be released on July 14, 2023, and that will quickly be followed by Part Two in June of 2024. The most recent Mission Impossible film to hit theaters, Fallout, was released in 2018. It earned nearly $800 million at the box office.

Check out the trailer for Dead Reckoning Part One below…

Tom Cruise Says He Would Not Allow ‘Top Gun: Maverick’ To Debut On Streaming

As most of you know, the ‘Top Gun‘ sequel ‘Top Gun: Maverick‘ is finally entering theaters in just one short week after a two year delay, thanks in large part to COVID-19. It was originally supposed to be released in June of 2020.

It was then pushed back multiple times, and at one point, some wondered if the film would simply premiere on a streaming platform.

But Tom Cruise would not let that happen for a couple reasons. One being he and the director filmed this movie specifically for theaters. The high flying stunts in the movie were designed for the big screen.

The second reason? He loves movie theaters.

“I’ve spent a lot of time with theater owners. The people that serve the popcorn, the ones who make this [happen],” he said before the film’s premiere at Cannes.

The actor said he called movie theater owners with a message: ‘Please, I know what you’re going through. Just know we are making ‘Mission: Impossible’ and ‘Top Gun’ is coming out.’

He added that he makes movies for the big screen, and that’s how it’ll always be. He’s truly one of the last blockbuster action stars we have today, whether you like him or not.

‘Top Gun: Maverick’ is set to hit theaters on June 24, 2022.

Tom Cruise Back In The U.K. To Resume Production On ‘Mission: Impossible 7’

After a brief Christmas break in Florida, Tom Cruise has returned to the U.K. to continue filming on Mission: Impossible 7.

He will be filming at Longcross Film Studios.

Longcross used to be a U.K. Ministry of Defence site used to test army tanks, but has since been redeveloped as studios, housing blockbuster productions including ‘Skyfall,’ ‘Thor: The Dark World’ and ‘Guardians of the Galaxy.’

Before the break, they were filming at Warner Bros. Studios Leavesden.

Some people are questioning if the return to production is the right move right now, considering most of the surrounding area is at the highest level of restrictions, due to the recent surge in cases.

But as we all know, Cruise is set on finishing this thing and making sure people have jobs for the time being. That’s one of the reasons he freaked out on his crew for breaking COVID-19 protocols.

The other reason being he’s an elite celebrity and he can talk to people however he wants and no one will say anything to him about it.

Anyway, the film is expected to complete filming at the new studio, and their hope is to not have anymore delays.

Mission: Impossible 7 is scheduled to be released in November 2021.

George Clooney Talks About That Tom Cruise Coronavirus-Inspired Freakout

The internet has been debating the leaked audio of Tom Cruise yelling at crew members on the set of Mission: Impossible 7. If you missed the story/audio, you can click on this link to check it out.

Basically, someone broke COVID-19 protocol on set, and Cruise freaked out and yelled at them in front of everyone.

The internet was split on this. Did Tom overreact? Or was his rant justified? Well, Howard Stern asked George Clooney for his opinion, and he also seemed kinda split.

He made it clear that he understands why he did it, but he questions whether he did it in the best way.

He didn’t overreact because it is a problem. I wouldn’t have done it that big, I wouldn’t have pulled people out. You’re in a position of power. It’s tricky, you do have a responsibility for everyone and he’s absolutely right about that.If the production goes down a lot of people lose their jobs. People have to understand that and be responsible. It’s just not my style to take everybody to task that way.

But Clooney makes it clear everyone has their town style, and at the end of the day, the people who were on the shoot will have to be the judge.

The people who were on that shoot will tell us more about it. I understand why he did it, he’s not wrong at all, I just don’t know if I would have done it quite that personally. But I don’t know the circumstances, maybe he had it 10 or 15 times before.

And last we heard, five crew members from the set quit not long after Cruise’s freakout, so perhaps that’s them telling us.

Someone Leaked Audio Of Tom Cruise Going OFF On ‘Mission Impossible’ Crew For Breaking COVID-19 Rules

Yesterday, a delightful surprise hit the internet. Someone leaked audio of Tom Cruise yelling (and we mean yelling) at crew members on the set of Mission: Impossible 7 for breaking COVID-19 protocols.

Apparently, the thing that set Cruise off was seeing two crew members stand within six feet of each other while watching something on a monitor.

And while that might sound like a minor slip up, film sets can’t afford to make a mistake, especially not a movie as big as Mission: Impossible.

I’m on the phone with every f–king studio at night, insurance companies, producers. They are looking at us and using us to make their movies. We are creating thousands of jobs, you motherf–kers.

f I see you do it again, you’re f–king gone. And if anyone on this crew does it, that’s it — and you too and you too. And you, don’t you ever f–king do it again. That’s it.

The quote really doesn’t do the clip justice. You need to HEAR Cruise’s voice. He sounds like he’s about to explode. Another interesting thing is that you can clearly tell he’s screaming through a mask, so that’s pretty impressive.

Word is Tom has taken it upon himself to do safety inspections on the set, and literally goes around making sure everything is up to snuff as far safety and approved protocols.

‘M.I. 7’ has had prior shut downs due to COVID protocols … which probably just adds to the pressure that was evident in this verbal explosion.

Dude must be under a a lot of pressure. Most people are celebrating this video, but I don’t know…he seems a little too angry to me. Like this is standard behavior for him, even when there is not a pandemic.

But who knows. At the end of the day, you know you’re in for some intensity if you’re working with Cruise on a movie set.

Universal Pictures Is Trying To Land Tom Cruise’s Rumored Space Movie (THAT WILL ACTUALLY BE SHOT IN SPACE!)

Do you all remember hearing about the crazy report back in May? You know, the report claiming Tom Cruise and filmmaker Doug Liman were hoping to make a movie in space?

Well, it looks like they’re moving forward with the insane idea, and they reportedly have the full cooperation of Elon Musk’s SpaceX and NASA, who will house the production on the International Space Station.

A new report claims Universal Pictures is deep in negotiations to land the project.

This kind of innovation does not come cheap. Sources said the production budget has been set at $200 million in the most optimistic projections. Cruise could earn somewhere between $30 million and $60 million, according to insiders. This would cover his services as a producer and star, and also be comprised of significant first-dollar gross participation over a windfall up front.

And while a $200 million budget is a lot, you have to think about how much buzz this movie would create. People would run to the theater to see this movie. It would be history. The first narrative feature shot in space.

So Universal is probably thinking, “$200 million to make history? Sure, why not.”

By the way, Cruise is 58-years-old. By the time this project starts filming, he could be pushing 60. The dude has to be some sort of robot.

Check Out Tom Cruise In The First Full Trailer For ‘Top Gun: Maverick’

Tom Cruise might be pushing 60-years-old, but thanks to the magical forces of the organization that shall not be named, he still looks like he’s 35-years-old.

In 1986, Cruise starred in the action-flick ‘Top Gun‘ and now in 2020, he’s starring in its sequel, Top Gun: Maverick.

The sequel to the 1986 flick follows Cruise’s Maverick as he tackles the role of test pilot instructor to a new generation of recruits.

The first full trailer was released today, and I must admit, it looks like a lot of fun. Of course, I’m a bit biased. I loved the first film and have probably watched it at least a dozen times.

Val Kilmer is returning alongside Cruise for this sequel. Miles Teller, Jon Hamm and Jennifer Connelly are also set to star.

Top Gun: Maverick is set to hit theaters on June 26, 2020.

‘Mission: Impossible — Fallout’ Has Near Perfect Rating On Rotten Tomatoes Following Record-Breaking Thursday Night Preview At Box Office

The ‘Mission: Impossible‘ franchise is the rare movie franchise that gets better with every movie released. Back in 2015, Rogue Nation scored a 93% rating on Rotten Tomatoes and earned more than $600 million at the global box office.

Now, the sixth movie in the franchise is hitting theaters, and it’s sitting pretty with a 98% rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Mission: Impossible — Fallout is performing incredibly well with critics, and now thanks to its Thursday night preview, we know it’s performing well with the audience as well.

It earned $6 million on Thursday night and “that figure reps an all-time preview record for Tom Cruise,” which is hard to believe.

Experts predicted it’d take home $4 million on Thursday, so it’s already outperforming. Some people believe it could make $60 million during its opening weekend. If it hits that mark, it’ll set an opening weekend record for the franchise.

To compare, Jason Bourne made $4.3 million in Thursday night previews two years ago and went on to make $59.2 million during its opening weekend.

We’ll have to see how high the number climbs for Fallout.