Over 160 million dollars in four days: With these numbers, the film beats the previous record holder “Pirates of the Caribbean – At World’s End” from 2007.

More than three decades after his theatrical success with «Top Gun» (1986), Tom Cruise set a record with the sequel «Top Gun: Maverick».

“Thank you to everyone who watched Top Gun: Maverick and made it such an historic launch weekend,” the 59-year-old Hollywood star wrote on Twitter. “The biggest Memorial Weekend theatrical release ever,” the film’s Twitter page said, citing $300 million in worldwide box office earnings over the weekend.

In North America alone, the film grossed over $160 million in four days over the Memorial Day long weekend. “Top Gun: Maverick” beat the previous record holder “Pirates of the Caribbean – At World’s End”, which brought in 153 million dollars in this period in 2007.

In the action film he once again plays the breakneck pilot Pete Mitchell aka Maverick, who is now preparing a young squad of pilots for a dangerous combat mission. Maverick’s old buddy Iceman (Val Kilmer) is also there, directed by Joseph Kosinski (“Tron: Legacy”).