It earned Hollywood legend Tom Cruise his first-ever $100 million opening weekend.
It now appears that Top Gun: Maverick has brought grown men to tears, with many sharing stories on social media of hearing “sobs” in theaters.
The film reprises the classic 1986 character and seems to resonate with older men with its traditionally masculine values and “bromance” storyline.
It focuses on the relationship between Cruise’s calf and the son of his dead best friend Goose and a spectacular aerial action scene.
The film’s star, Glen Powell, also announced on Twitter that the film should be a “safe place to cry.”
Top Gun: Maverick brings grown man to tears, with many sharing stories of hearing ‘sobs’ in theatres on social media
The film’s star, Glen Powell, also tweeted that the film should be a “safe place to cry”
He was replying to a user’s post that read: “Top Gun: Maverick; Shout out to the guy next to me whose girlfriend ends up making fun of him for crying.
A large group of fans scrambled to comment, share similar experiences, and offer a virtual shoulder to cry on.
One replied: “I saw it on Thursday. There was an older gentleman in front of us wiping his eyes.
A large group of fans scrambled to comment, share similar experiences, and offer a virtual shoulder to cry on
Another replied: “I cried five times. It’s guys and dads season.
One user added: “My dad next to me was sobbing and I would say I cried so many times, I’m not a crying person at all.”
Elsewhere, comedian Steven Castillo tweeted: “My least favorite part of Top Gun: Maverick is when my girlfriend yells ‘Are you crying? ‘ A group of people started looking at me.
One replied: “I respectfully asked when it was over, knowing full well he cried. Twice. Say it, kids. It’s okay.”
Another reassured: “Don’t worry, there’s a lot of pollen in the theatre. My eyes are halfway through the movie. It’s fine outside.
Others also shared on social media that it wasn’t just the father and man who shed tears during the action movie.
Others also shared on social media that not only dad and man shed tears in action movie
One post read: “I took my kids and they looked at me in tears and then told me all the big guys and women around them were in tears. It hits you on the feel. Awesome.
The reboot of the ’80s hit has now broken a 15-year box office record, it has been revealed.
An early estimate for Top Gun: Mavericks was comfortably at the top of the list with $151 million, but data updated Monday now shows that the four-day holiday weekend in the U.S. grossed $156 million, from $156 million. type.
’80s rerun has now broken 15-year box office record, it’s been revealed
The new numbers were good enough to beat Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End, which grossed $153 million in 2007’s long weekend release.
according to NBC Financethe film earned $248 million internationally.
Top Gun: Maverick — which follows Tom Cruise back and reprises his role as Pete “Mave” Mitchell from the 1986 classic Top Gun — has set another record over the weekend.
New record: Just a day after Top Gun: The Maverick was revealed, Tom Cruise topped $100 million in its opening weekend, and updated figures show it shattered a 15-year-old box office record
The film opened in 4,732 North American theaters over the holiday, the widest release in movie history, surpassing the 2019 remake of The Lion King (4,725 theaters).
It also marks the second-highest debut of 2022, behind Marvel’s Doctor Strange and Multiverse of Madness, which grossed $187.4 million in its first weekend in May.
The long-awaited sequel also marked Tom Cruise’s personal best, giving the action icon his first $100 million film in his storied 40-year career.
The $156 million was enough to beat the 59-year-old actor’s previous best opening weekend, 2005’s $64 million.
Director Joseph Kosinski’s film — who worked with Cruise in 2013’s “Forgotten” — also grossed $128 million from foreign markets, making its world premiere The weekend grossed $248 million against a budget of $170 million.
The film made $21 million in IMAX theaters alone and has a 96% rating on review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes.
Seniors: Over 55% of Top Gun: Mavericks ticket buyers are revealed to be 35 or older
In addition to the rave reviews, fans also said that the sequel earned an extremely rare A+ rating on CinemaScore.
It was also revealed that more than 55% of ticket buyers for Top Gun: Mavericks were 35 or older.
The film was originally scheduled to hit theaters in June 2020, but Paramount decided to delay it until more fans could return.
“I’m glad we made the decision to stick with it. This movie is going to be a big hit. It’s going to attract theaters that haven’t been there in a long time,” said Chris Aronson, Paramount’s head of domestic distribution.