“Top Gun: Maverick” built on a historic opening after raking in $86 million over its second weekend in theatres. That figure was good for the second-best mark after an opening weekend of more than $100 million. The patriotic film has grossed a North American cumulative of $291.6 million, according to estimates from measurement firm Comscore.
For Tom Cruise, “Top Gun: Maverick” is already the biggest box office success of his career. In addition, its $153 million Memorial Day Weekend opening shattered the all-time record for the holiday weekend.
The film sustained only a 32% drop in North American ticket sales during its second weekend — the lowest number for any movie that has launched at $100 million or more, according to the Los Angeles Times. The sequel also generated $81.7 million internationally this weekend for a global cumulative of $548.6 million.
“Top Gun: Maverick” has also opened to critical acclaim. It currently holds a “fresh” rating of 96% on Rotten Tomatoes and has earned a rating of 8.7 on IMDB.
The movie’s patriotic themes have been praised by audiences who have become disillusioned with Hollywood films in recent years. Though it is not overtly “patriotic”, there was definitely a lack of forced leftist ideology, which many have found refreshing.
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