So he did it after all: On the opening weekend, it still looked as if “ Top Gun 2: Maverick ” would have an excellent start, but not bring in enough money to beat the previous record for the so-called Memorial Day weekend . But the first forecasts for the past weekend (Memorial Day was celebrated in the USA on May 30, 2022) were too low.
It is now clear: Tom Cruise was able to beat the previous Memorial Day record holder » Pirates of the Caribbean 3: At World’s End » with Johnny Depp with «Top Gun: Maverick» !
Pirates Of The Caribbean 3 had held that record, grossing $153 million that long weekend since 2007. In the case of «Top Gun 2», however, 156 million dollars have now come together in the first four days in the USA. The original forecasts had assumed “only” 151 million.
Overall, and with current numbers, «Top Gun: Maverick» now stands at $282 million in worldwide box office earnings. In addition to the 156 million from the USA, there are still 126 million from the rest of the world — an impressive result, especially since the film has not yet been released in the large cinema markets of Russia and China.
«Top Gun 2» wows the audience
However, the huge numbers of «Top Gun 2″ are not surprising, after all, the late sequel to the cult film » Top Gun » from 1986 has so far been absolutely outstanding with the press and the public.
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In the USA, for example, «Maverick» received a rare CinemaScore A+ (corresponds to a 1+ in the German grading system) . The special thing about CinemaScore is that no people vote on film forums and websites; instead, randomly selected moviegoers are asked directly after the end of the screening. The CinemaScore therefore often draws a more balanced picture than pages frequented primarily by film fans.
And Top Gun 2: Maverick’s critical rating is absolutely outstanding — the second best in Tom Cruise’s career after «Mission: Impossible — Fallout». At Rotten Tomatoes, 96 percent of 311 reviews are currently positive (average rating 8.3 out of 10) and Metacritic calculates an average rating of 78 out of 100 points (62 reviews).
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