“Top Gun: Maverick” breaks record after record. At the US box office, Tom Cruise achieved the biggest success of his career.
“Top Gun: Maverick” flies higher: Leading actor Tom Cruise (59) has now achieved the greatest success of his career so far with the film in the USA. As reported by the industry portal “Box Office Mojo”, among others, the action strip has brought in 291.6 million US dollars (about 272 million euros) at the US box office in the first two weeks since its theatrical release. This makes “Top Gun: Maverick” the most successful film by Tom Cruise in the USA to date. This is followed by “War of the Worlds” (2005), which grossed $234.3 million in the United States.
Last weekend alone, the “Top Gun” sequel grossed $86 million (about €80 million) at the US box office. Outside the United States, grossing is currently $257 million (about €237 million) and $548.6 million (about €512 million) worldwide.
Two records already broken on the opening weekend
Tom Cruise once again plays the daredevil Pete “Maverick” Mitchell in the film more than 35 years after “Top Gun” (1986). The first weekend was already a personal success for the actor and gave him the best start in cinemas of his career. “Top Gun: Maverick” set another record on the opening weekend: the box office has never rang louder on Memorial Day weekend.