Audiences can’t get enough of Top Gun: Maverick.
In its second weekend of release, the legacy sequel exceeded expectations by taking in $90 million at the domestic box office. That massive haul is a minimal decline of only 29% from its opening weekend gross, and a record hold for any movie that opened at over $100M. (Maverick took in $124M over its first three days, and $160M total over the four-day Memorial Day weekend on which it launched.)
By comparison, most $100M+ openers are, by their nature, front-loaded in their box office earnings. Given that, they often decline in their second weekends by 60-to-70%, just as Spider-Man: No Way Home and Doctor Strange in the Multitude of Madness both did (each by 67%). A 50% drop is considered impressive, which The Batman hit this past spring. Maverick‘s miniscule 29% dip is literally unprecedented in the era of $100M+ openers, dating back to the first one in 2002: the original Tobey Maguire Spider-Man.
That $90M brings Maverick’s 10-day North America total to $295 million, making it the highest grossing Tom Cruise movie ever. It surpasses Cruise’s previous top gross of $243M (2005’s War of the Worlds).
Internationally, Top Gun: Maverick has taken in another $257 million during its total run so far, bringing its week-plus global tally to $550M. Cruise’s current global box office career peak came in 2018 when Mission: Impossible – Fallout took in $791 worldwide. Maverick should easily soar past that mark before its tour in movie theaters is through.
Rounding out the Top 5 were Doctor Strange 2 ($9.3M; $388.7M total domestic; $909.4M global), The Bob’s Burgers Movie ($4.5M; $22.2M total domestic), The Bad Guys ($3.3M; $87M total domestic), and Downton Abbey: A New Era ($3M; $34M total domestic).
Maverick will get some dino-sized competition in North America next weekend when Jurassic World: Dominion opens. The conclusion to the Jurassic saga debuted internationally this past weekend with $55.4 million, coming in second to Maverick‘s $81.7 million international box office.