Top Gun: Maverick has just officially become the seventh highest-grossing film of all time domestically, surpassing James Cameron‘s Titanic. The Tom CruiseThe starring sequel just went through its 11th theatrical release weekend, earning $1.9 million on Friday. The film is expected to gross a total of $6.7 million this weekend. Top Gun: Maverick has now made $662 million domestically, after being released on May 27. Titanicwhich at one point was the highest-grossing film of all time has grossed a total of $659.5 million domestically. Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens currently holds the top spot for highest grossing film of all time.
Even Top Gun: Maverick performed well this weekend, it dropped out of the top five at the domestic box office for the first time since its release. This ensures that the popular film has the fifth most consecutive top five weekends of all time. ET currently holds that number one spot with 27 weekends in the top five in a row. Top Gun: Maverick is expected to return to the top five of the domestic box office as the weeks since the August releases haven’t seen many major titles, but it doesn’t seem likely that ET‘s top position is threatened. Top Gun: Maverick is already ahead of some notable additions to the list, such as the inclusion of Black Panther, The Sixth Senseand The power awakenswhich were all in the top 10 for nine weeks in a row.
Brad Pitt-vehicle bullet train took the top spot on Friday at the domestic box office with $12.6 million, with the studio projecting a weekend total of $30 million, though it may be about $2 million behind. Other newcomers at the box office include: Jo Koy‘s Easter Sundaywhich took the number six spot on Friday with just over $2 million. Top Gun: Maverick sat at number seven, but the number may increase again over time as it is such a popular movie. Top Gun: MaverickThe game’s success comes as no surprise to anyone, as its predecessor grossed $357.3 million against a $15 million budget and is considered a classic by many. Top Gun: Maverick was released almost 40 years after the original Top Gunwhich hit theaters in May 1986.
Top Gun: Maverick is undoubtedly a huge critical success in addition to being a blockbuster, and currently has a certified new rating of 96 percent on Rotten Tomatoes. As such, success at the box office doesn’t seem to be slowing down much, and as previously mentioned, it seems likely that the theatrical run won’t end until it climbs back into the top five.
The film is now Paramount’s highest-grossing domestic release ever, which was formal Titanic. While the action-drama sequel currently ranks seventh as the highest grossing film of all time domestically, Titanic may return for its spot next year with a reissue.
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