The Mission: Impossible star returned to screens this month after more than three years with the long-awaited sequel to the 1986 classic Top Gun.
It may be 36 years later, but the aviation blockbuster still has as much appeal – if not more – than the original, as the three-day opening is expected to gross $124 million (£98m).
However, it’s Memorial Day weekend in the US, which means there’s an extra day for those who have a little more time on their hands away from work and flock to theaters to catch Cruise in action, and so on. The box office in four days is estimated to have grossed a staggering $151m (£120m).
Perhaps even more impressive, Top Gun: Maverick is set to be the biggest opening weekend of Cruise’s career so far. This may come as a surprise, as they have blockbuster franchises like Mission: Impossible.
It is also the first time that the 58-year-old action hero has made a film debut of $100 million (£79 million) or more. to The Hollywood Reporter,
Considering Top Gun: Maverick isn’t showing up in Russia or China, which typically boast big markets, the sequel has raked in a healthy $124m (£98m) worldwide, bringing its global total. $248m (£197m) has been raised.
More than three decades after the OG film, Top Gun: Maverick stars Cruise as Navy rebel pilot Pete ‘Maverick’ Mitchell, tasked with training a new batch of graduates for a special mission. Is.
It stars a stellar cast including newcomers Miles Teller, Glenn Powell, Jay Ellis and Monica Barabo, while Val Kilmer reprises his role as Admiral Tom ‘Iceman’ Kazanski.
Tom recently addressed and revealed the possibility of a sequel Metro.co.uk – Though very unabashedly – at the London premiere: ‘I think tonight I’m going to enjoy this evening, right here. It’s been 36 years and we all worked very hard. It’s such a wonderful evening.
‘To finally open it up and for people to see, how much they’re enjoying it, and I don’t know… to be able to see what everybody’s doing and everyone’s dressed To be able to see what happened… It’s a beautiful evening. ,
Meanwhile, the sequel continues to leave cinema-lovers emotional as they watch the new film for the first time, but Maverick star Glenn is here for everyone’s tears.
Top Gun: Maverick is in theaters now.
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