Top Gun: Maverick Takes Off With $19.3 Million In Thursday Previews, Biggest Ever For A Paramount Movie

36 years after the original movie hit theaters, Top Gun: Maverick officially releases today, May 27, in the US, and it’s expected to be a box office smash with $180 million+ worldwide.

The film opened with Thursday night previews that brought in $19.3 million in North America, according to The Hollywood Reporter. This number also includes an earlier fan screening on Tuesday. $19.3 million is good enough for Paramount’s biggest preview of all time.

Maverick is expected to make at least $92 million in the US over the four-day Memorial Day long weekend, which would be the biggest opening weekend for a Tom Cruise movie of all time. The $92 million figure may be conservative, as THR says Maverick may exceed $100 million and could even stretch to $125 million or more for the long weekend.

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Author: Eddie Makuch