Top Gun: Maverick continues to soar at the box office.
The Tom Cruise-led movie is on track to pull in $84.5 million in its second outing. That comes after an impressive $25 million Friday. Even more impressive, however, is that the film only saw a projected 33% drop from its opening weekend. With the movie performing so well, Top Gun: Maverick added an additional 19 cinemas in North America for its second weekend, which is notable as the film already earned the widest domestic opening last weekend with 4,732 North American cinemas.
Maverick‘s 33% decline is a stunning achievement, it also makes for the smallest drop in domestic box office history for a film that opened above $100 million. It is almost unheard of for films to see such a small drop. In fact, Cruise’s s last blockbuster, 2018’s Mission: Impossible – Fallout, saw a 42.5% drop in its second outing.
Paramount is expecting Maverick to expand its domestic haul to $290 million by Sunday. It is already Cruise’s biggest film ever at the domestic box office, pulling ahead of 2005’s War of the Worlds. That film pulled in $243.3 million throughout its time in theaters. Maverick should continue to preform well at the box office until Jurassic World: Dominion debuts next weekend.
As for Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, as Cruise’s Maverick continues to dominate at the box office, the Marvel Studios sequel looks to expand its domestic gross to $388.6 million through Sunday. That will make it Disney’s ninth highest grossing Marvel Studios production, pulling ahead of 2017’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2.