Top Gun Maverick stays aloft in US with $86M in its 2nd weekend, set to cross $550 million mark at worldwide box office

The high-flying Top Gun: Maverick continued to soar in its second weekend, dropping just 32%

from its opening with $86 million in ticket sales, according to studio estimates on Sunday.

The Paramount Pictures release, with Tom Cruise reprising his role from the 1986 original, is holding steadier than any film of its kind has before.

Its modest drop — 50-65% is more typical for blockbusters — is the smallest decline for a movie that opened above $100 million.

Top Gun: Maverick debuted with $124 million last weekend, scoring Cruise’s biggest opening yet.

Overseas, director Joseph Kosinski’s film is performing even better.

In 64 overseas markets, Top Gun: Maverick dipped only 20% in its second weekend with $81.7 million.

Riding stellar word of mouth, terrific reviews and a global promotional tour, Top Gun

Maverick has already grossed $548.6 million worldwide, making it easily one of the biggest hits of Cruise’s career.