Top Gun: Maverick Breaks Memorial Day Box Office Record

36 years after the original movie hit theaters, Top Gun: Maverick officially released May 27 in the US, and it had a massive opening weekend in the US and 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.

For the four-day Memorial Day weekend, Maverick banked $156 million in the US alone, which sets a new Memorial Day weekend, according to Deadline. It surpasses Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End ($153 million). Maverick is now Cruise’s biggest opening ever.

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Author: Eddie Makuch