‘Top Gun: Maverick’ is Cruise’s biggest domestic box office success

In its sophomore outing at the box office, “Top Gun: Maverick” has already become Tom Cruise’s highest-grossing domestic release of his career.

The patriotic action film earned $86 million this weekend for a North American cumulative of $291.6

million, according to estimates from measurement firm Comscore. Prior to this, Cruise’s biggest

domestic box office success was “War of the Worlds,” which amassed $234.3 million in 2005.

The veteran movie star’s domestic box-office breakthrough comes a week after “Top Gun: Maverick”

opened to a massive $153 million and shattered the Memorial Day Weekend record.

The blockbuster also notched the biggest domestic box office debut ever for Cruise,

who reprised his iconic role as Capt.

Pete “Maverick” Mitchell more than three decades after the original “Top Gun” hit theaters.