Mavericks hit $150 million opening – The Hollywood Reporter

Superheroes and horror are no longer the only box office games in town.

Paramount and Skydance’s Top Gun: Maverick It grossed a whopping $51.8 million on Friday in more than 4,700 North American theaters, including a $19.3 million preview.

This makes Tom Cruise The film is on track to have the best Memorial Day opening ever, with a projected domestic shipment of $123 million for three days and $150 million for four days. Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End The current record holder is $139 million, according to Comscore. maverickThe release will also be the best of Tom Cruise’s career, because predict ECG earlier this week.

overseas, Top Gun 2 Its business is equally impressive considering it does not operate in China or Russia. The film grossed $24.5 million on Friday, up from a total of $64.7 million three days earlier. The U.K. leads with $4 million to mark the top opening day for the Cruise film and live-action Paramount release. Japan followed with $2.6 million.

The release of the long-awaited sequel to the iconic 1986 film promises to be the defining moment of the box-office recovery, so far largely driven by superhero fare backed by men aged 18 to 34.

nearly 90% of Top Gun 2Friday’s audience was 25+, with 67% 35+, 45% 45+ and 21% 55+. Ticket buyers gave the film an A+ movie rating.

Heading into the holiday weekend, Paramount is trying to lower expectations as tracking shows the film has grossed more than $92 million. However, many pundits believe the critically acclaimed sequel could soar to more than $100 million domestically. But tracking — one of Hollywood’s most popular pastimes — has become worrisome in the age of the pandemic. Exhibitors are particularly bullish on the picture and think it could reach $125 million to $150 million.

The film’s release was delayed by two years due to the coronavirus pandemic. Cruise, a ruthless promoter who has gone on a global marketing tour in recent weeks, stopped at the world premiere in San Diego. Cannes Film Festivala royally sponsored screening in London and another premiere in Japan.

Cruise may be one of the biggest movie stars in the world, but his films — including Mission impossible Movies – never quite as big as a superhero or other franchise movie (think Jurassic World or Fast & Furious). Instead, his films can be played and played.

To date, 2005 world war Cruise’s domestic premiere topped the charts with $64.9 million in three days, followed by 2018’s Mission: Impossible – Fallout $61.2 million, not adjusted for inflation, according to Comscore. His other films have grossed less than $60 million.

Directed by Joseph Kosinski, Top Gun: Maverick Cruise returns as the ultra-talented and confident Captain Pete “The Maverick” Mitchell.

The film currently has a 97% critic score on Rotten Tomatoes and co-stars Miles Teller, Jennifer ConnellyJon Hamm, Glen Powell and Ed Harris, while Val Kilmer Also made a brief appearance as “Iceman,” Maverick’s former nemesis turned friend.The film also features Lady Gaga’s ballad “Hold My Hand,” while the production team includes Jerry Bruckheimerhe directed the 1986 film.

To provide anti-programming, Disney is releasing a 20th century bob’s burger movie Released in more than 3,400 theaters in North America. The PG-13 photo, based on teen girls’ favorite popular TV show, fetched a better-than-expected $5.7 million Friday with more than $19 million.

May 28, 8:15 am. Updated with revised figures.