“Top Gun : Maverick” never ceases to panic the counters. With a first place at the box office on Labor Day, the long American holiday weekend, the film worn by Tom Cruise entered the 5th place of the greatest hits cinema in North America.
Following Top Gun continue its supersonic flight
To the sound of jet engines Top Gun : Maverick answers that of the corks of champagne bottles which must be popped every weekend in the premises of Paramount. Released in the US on May 27, 2022, the weekend of Memorial Day, it immediately grabbed the top spot at the US box office and held it for fourteen days. Since it’s been in US theaters, it never left the box office Top 10his “worst” place being 7th, on August 5th.
This is a more than remarkable longevity, for a film which has just entered a little more into the legend by finding first place at the end of the Labor Day weekend (2-5 September). In effect, with $7.9 million new recipes over this long weekend, Top Gun : Maverick go ahead Bullet Train (7.3 million) and Spider-Man: No Way Home (6.6 million). A very good performance, even if Hollywood had a rather very flat summer of 2022 in terms of blockbuster releases, and which opens the doors of the cinema to Joseph Kosinski’s film. Top 5 greatest hits on North American soil.
Tom Cruise as strong as Marvel?
By still cashing in these new millions of dollars, Top Gun : Maverick now has $701 million in the United States and Canada, or 1 million more than Black Panther. Anecdotal? Not at all, since by exceeding it the blockbuster carried by Tom Cruise becomes the 5th biggest success in history on North American soil. A Top 5 consisting of Star WarsEpisode VII: The Force Awakens with his record of $936 million in revenuefollowed by Avengers :Endgame (858 million), Spider-Man: No Way Home (811 million), Avatar (760 million), and therefore Top Gun : Maverick.
Whether Avatar might seem within range, it will actually be very difficult for Tom Cruise and his young pilots to overtake him. Indeed, the film-phenomenon of James Cameron released in 2009 will know a global release from September 21, 2022in anticipation of the release ofAvatar 2 December 14. Avatar will therefore reap new revenues and should significantly increase its gap with Top Gun : Maverick.
This US Top 5 entry is a major accomplishmentfor a 36-year distant sequel to the original film, and a strong signal sent to Disney that its two major licenses Marvel and Star Wars do not have (entirely) control over the box office. At the World level, Top Gun : Maverick currently occupies 12th place of greatest hits in history, with $1.441 billion in revenue. With in sight Frozen 2which precedes it by 9 small millions.