Tom Cruise’s Top Gun 2 Continues To ‘Cruise’ At The Box Office


Top Gun: Maverick saw just over a 30% drop against last weekend in the United States and set the record for Tom Cruise’s biggest domestic opening (so far) taking another $86m in the US.

That’s a running total of £233 million ($291 million) domestically.

The last film Tom Cruise released that came close was way back in 2005, in Steven Spielberg’s War Of The Worlds which made a total of £193 million ($243 million).

In the UK, Top Gun: Maverick continued to dominate the box office unopposed (although the Jubilee celebrations have affected certain cinemas’ performances), taking another £3.4 million ($3.3 million) on Friday which is up on the past week.

That’s £38.3 million ($47.8 million) so far in the United Kingdom, £18.7 million ($23.4 million ) in Australia, £17.5 million ($21.9 million) in Japan and £16.8 million ($21 million) in France.

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Top Gun 2 sits on a total box office so far of £439 million ($549 million) and box office estimates today still seem conservative, it’s almost a green light this film will see a $1 billion dollar gross.

It’s still set to open in markets such as South Korea (big markets for Cruise releases), along with seeing increases a week later in admissions in markets such as Taiwan and Hong Kong.

The next big film to release in the West is Jurassic World: Dominion.

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However just like the other entries in the franchise, Universal have a different release strategy to the normal opening in 15 other markets (including Mexico, Italy and Brazil) that aren’t the US or UK.

The film first opened in Mexico grossing £14m ($18m) and came above both Jurassic World and Jurassic World: Kingdom with an average of +42%.

South Korea took in an extra £12.07m ($15.1m), worldwide the film looks to have grossed £44m ($55m) overall so far.

The film will see a Chinese release which seems rare these days for Hollywood.

Certainly, it will be needed if it is expected to gross over $1 billion worldwide, but with the lockdowns and restrictions due to the Omicron outbreak, it may very well struggle.

The previous film, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom grossed £208m ($261m) in China alone.

Jurassic World: Dominion will open in cinemas in China, the UK, the US, Spain, Australia, France and Germany on June 10th.

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Have you seen Top Gun Maverick?

Will you be watching Jurassic World: Dominion?

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