Box Office: ‘Top Gun 2’ Heads for Record $85M 2nd Weekend, Becomes Tom Cruise’s Biggest Film

The Paramount and Skydance tentpole, starring Tom Cruise, is doing massive

business in its second weekend. If estimates hold, the sequel will earn $85

million or more in its sophomore outing to boast the smallest decline ever

33 percent — for a movie opening domestically to $100 million more.

In North America, the summer tentpole earned $25 million on Friday to finish the day with a jet-fueled cume of $230 million.

That number should rise to $290 million by the end of Sunday and as much as $540 globally.

Top Gun 2 also continues to fly high overseas, where it crossed the $200 million mark on Friday and is likewise holding strong.

On Saturday, Top Gun: Maverick became Cruise’s top-grossing film domestically

when passing up 2005’s The War of the Worlds ($243.3 million), not adjusted for inflation.