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?