Updated: Jul 19
According to industry analyst Exhibitor Relations, the action movie Top Gun: Maverick rocketed to a second strong weekend performance in North American theatres, grossing an estimated $86 million. According to Variety, Paramount's eagerly anticipated Tom Cruise sequel earned a "sensational" sum that put it among the top 10 second weekends in domestic box office history. Last weekend, $151 million was made.
The Paramount/Skydance film has made $257 million internationally, the latest indication of Hollywood's return from a gloomy epidemic time, helped by its riveting graphics and exceptionally strong reviews — especially for a sequel.
Pete "Maverick" Mitchell (Cruise), a now-aging US Navy test pilot, continues his story in Maverick as he prepares aspiring pilots for a mission to assault a nuclear facility in a hostile country.
Disney's Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness came in second with $9.3 million from Friday through Sunday. In its first five weeks of release, the Benedict Cumberbatch movie has earned more than $750 million worldwide.
Based on a well-liked television program, the animated "Bob's Burgers Movie" from the 20th Century stayed steady in third place with $4.5 million.
With $3.3 million, Universal's family-friendly animated film "The Bad Guys" came in fourth place, up one spot from the previous weekend.
Based on the enormously successful British television series, Downton Abbey: A New Era from Focus Features fell to fifth place with $3 million in revenue.
Everything Everywhere All at Once ($2 million) completed the top 10 list. The $2 million Sonic the Hedgehog 2 movie. The Lost City ($1,4,000,000). Future Crimes ($1.1 million). ($815,000) Watcher