The Tom Cruise-led sequel has officially surpassed $800 million worldwide as it continues its trek towards the $1 billion mark. The latest milestone was achieved on Thursday after the film hit $422.2 million domestic and $384.2 million internationally. The film is officially Cruise’s biggest movie ever at the worldwide box office, surpassing Mission: Impossible – Fallout’s $791.1 million worldwide haul.
Going into its third weekend, Maverick could face some more competition with both Jurassic World: Dominion and Lightyear looking to take a chomp out of the box office. As of yesterday, Dominion had earned $8.66 million, which was enough to secure first place for another day, while Maverick earned $6.2 million. While Lightyear, the latest from Disney and Pixar, secured $5.2 million between Wednesday and Thursday previews, which is a tad under what Sonic the Hedgehog 2 managed back in April.
Despite low preview numbers, Lightyear is expected to take in anywhere between $70-85 million at the domestic box office this weekend, for a projected $135 million worldwide opening when all is said and done. Lightyear and Dominion, which is still pulling in decent business going into the weekend, will share IMAX screens this weekend before Dominion cedes them to Lightyear next weekend.