Box Office: ‘Top Gun: Maverick’ Smoking Competition With Stunning Projected 33% Drop
Tom Cruise is king at the domestic box office once again.
Paramount’s “Top Gun: Maverick,” which was co-financed and coproduced by Skydance
is soaring to the top of the charts for its second weekend of release,
drawing in a commanding $25 million on Friday from 4,751 locations.
After enjoying the widest domestic opening last weekend with 4,732 North American cinemas,
19 more for its sophomore outing.
The studio is projecting an $84.5 million haul through Sunday, a stunning 33% dive from its $124 million three-day opening.
A soft decline like that would be a superlative achievement
marking the smallest drop in domestic box office history for a film that opened above $100 million.