Box Office Dance-Off: ‘Elvis’ Opens to $30.5M to Tie With ‘Top Gun: Maverick’ for Top Spot

In rare box office dance-off, Baz Luhrmann’s biopic Elvis — starring Austin

Butler as the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll — and Top Gun: Maverick tied for the

weekend crown with an estimated $30.5 million each.

The winner won’t be declared until Monday morning when final grosses are tallied.

Top Gun: Maverick is doing formidable business in its fifth weekend as it jumps

the $1 billion mark globally. The movie fell a scant 32 percent domestically

thanks to being rereleased in select Imax and other premium large-format screens.

Elvis, from Warner Bros., has older moviegoers to thank for opening ahead of

expectations: 56 percent of the audience so far is over the age of 35, including a whopping 29 percent over 55.