With 150 million, ‘Top Gun: Maverick’ is the best opening in the history of Tom Cruise in the United States
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We already expected that ‘Top Gun: Maverick’ would make good box office figures at its premiere, but the fact is that the film directed by Joseph Kosinski has exceeded all expectations and has also snatched a great record from Disney, but we will talk about that later. The Paramount and Skydance film has been released in the United States on Memorial Day weekend, a very important holiday in the country. Thus, the box office occupies four days, not three, including Thursday. As official figures we know that of Thursday, where he pocketed 19.3 million dollars, and that of Friday, which accumulated another 51.8 million. The film was released in 4,700 theaters and with a cumulative estimate of 123 million on Saturday, by Sunday it will have surpassed 150 million dollars, which is the best opening in the country in the history of Tom Cruise, which, as a curiosity, has already spent 5 decades taking his films directly to number 1 in the ranking. Until now, his best figure had been achieved with ‘The War of the Worlds’ from 2005, which was made without adjusting for inflation with 64.9 million dollars in three days.
In the rest of the markets, to the sequel to ‘Top Gun. Idols of the air’ is not doing badly either, and that has not yet been seen in China or Russia. Internationally, “Maverick” will gross nearly $65 million in its opening weekend, a much-needed boost for a years-stagnant box office that is only revived when a Marvel or DC superhero arrives. YY is that according to The Hollywood Reporter, the profile of the audience that has gone to see the film has been 90% over 25 years of age, of which 67% are over 35 and up to 21% are over 55, just the audience that lately is scarce in blockbuster theaters.
The war with ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’
Before Cruise arrived on his new plane, ‘Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End’ held the title of best opening of the Memorial Day weekend, but Comscore has already anticipated that the reign of Jack Sparrow has come to an end. Although Disney is still fighting. It turns out that according to them, at the time, in 2007, the third installment of the saga entered 139.8 million dollars in three days, because, they say, Box Office Mojo did not add the 13.2 million that were made on Thursday of its premiere, because it did not register it. The truth is that back then this strategy was unusual, but both Mojo and Comscore say that yes, those 13 million are within the 139, that they were counted even though they were not recorded before like now, so the 153 million dollars that the House of Mouse attribute to him would be wrong. So, and still waiting for official figures, ‘Top Gun: Maverick’ has broken a box office record at its premiere and has made history in Tom Cruise’s career.