Tom Cruise in ‘Top Gun’ Biggest Opening Week Ever: Mavericks’ $151M Opening Ceremony

Tom Cruise was flying high over the weekend as his latest film “Top Gun: The Maverick” soared to the top of the box office.

The Legacy sequel reportedly has the 59-year-old action legend’s biggest opening weekend yet, with an expected $151 million over the four-day Memorial Day holiday. hollywood reporter.

The opening shows that the critically acclaimed action film is going to be smooth sailing, as it nearly clawed back its reported $152 million budget.

Soaring: Tom Cruise and his latest film,

Soaring: Tom Cruise and his latest film, “Top Gun: The Maverick,” soared to the top of the box office, expected to take in $151 million over the four-day Memorial Day holiday

It was Tom Cruise’s first film to gross $100 million or more in his more than 40-year career.

The high-speed sequel now holds the record for the second-biggest debut this holiday weekend in movie history.

Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End still holds the top spot with a $153 million bounty.

Personal best: This is the first Tom Cruise-released film in his more than 40-year career to gross $100 million or more

Personal best: This is the first Tom Cruise-released film in his more than 40-year career to gross $100 million or more

Sequels: The Top Gun sequel took over 30 years to make, with a budget of $152 million

Sequels: The Top Gun sequel took over 30 years to make, with a budget of $152 million

Top Gun: Maverick opens in 62 markets around the world.

It is expected to earn $248 million globally by the close of business on Sunday.

Tom reprises his role as Navy flying ace Pete “The Maverick” Mitchell in new action-adventure. His freewheeling captain was tasked with teaching the best pilots in the Navy.

Miles Teller, 35, co-stars Lt. Bradley “Cock” Bradshaw, the son of the maverick late airliner Goose.

The relationship between teachers and students is worrying until they learn to trust each other to take on and hopefully survive, a dangerous task.

The highly anticipated blockbuster has a 97% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, with some critics claiming it’s better than the original.

Young blood: Miles Teller, 35, co-stars Lt. Bradley

Young blood: Miles Teller, 35, co-stars Lt. Bradley “Cock” Bradshaw, son of late Mavericks Airman Goose

Rating: The highly anticipated blockbuster has a 97% critic score on Rotten Tomatoes, with some critics claiming it's better than the original

Rating: The highly anticipated blockbuster has a 97% critic score on Rotten Tomatoes, with some critics claiming it’s better than the original

The sequel’s massive box-office success shows that the film industry is recovering after years of sluggishness due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The weekend’s top 10 ended with Benedict Cumberbatch and Doctor Strange at No. 2 in the Multiverse of Madness, with $16.4 million in theaters in their fourth week.

The animated Bob Burger’s, based on the TV show of the same name, debuted with $12.6 million.

Still Magical: Benedict Cumberbatch and Doctor Strange from 'Mad Multiverse' Still Magical, No. 2 with $16.4M in Fourth Week in Theaters

Still Magical: Benedict Cumberbatch and Doctor Strange from ‘Mad Multiverse’ Still Magical, No. 2 with $16.4M in Fourth Week in Theaters

Distant Debut: Animated Bob Berg made its debut with $12.6 million.

Distant Debut: Animated Bob Berg made its debut with $12.6 million.

“Downton Abbey: A New Age” was firmly in fourth place with $5.9 million, while family friend cartoon “Bad Guys” rounded out the top five with $4.6 million.

Sonic The Hedgehog continued at No. 6 with $2.5 million, and Michelle Yeoh’s Everything Everywhere All At Once was No. 7 with $2.51 million.

Fans still find Sandra Bullock and Channing Tatum in The Lost City.

Action romance came in at No. 8 with $1.79 million. Men and Fantastic Beasts: Dumbledore’s Secret completed the countdown with $1.2 million and $905,000, respectively.

Staying Strong: Downton Abbey: New Age Staying Strong, 4th with $5.9 million

Staying Strong: Downton Abbey: New Age Staying Strong, 4th with $5.9 million

Top 5: Family Friend cartoon

Top 5: Family Friend cartoon “Bad Guy” rounds out the top five with $4.6 million