Elvis and Top Gun: Maverick are in a dead heat for No. 1, with both Warner Bros. and Paramount respectively calling each film at $30.5M for the weekend. The final numbers will be revealed on Monday. Elvis opened in theaters on June 24, and while the biopic landed first place at the box office on its opening night, it descended to second place on Saturday, before tying up with Maverick on Sunday.
Top Gun Maverick Global Box Office Collection
Top Gun: Maverick has already surpassed $1 billion at the global box office with no signs of stopping. This number makes Paramount Pictures’ sequel to the original 1986 Top Gun, the highest-grossing movie of 2022 worldwide, surpassing the $943 million earned by Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.
Industry average weekend estimates show Elvis ahead of Top Gun: Maverick, $30.1M to $29.965M.
Top Gun: Maverick had a slightly lower average ticket price over Elvis, $12.47 to $12.52.
Marvel Studios vs. Warner Bros.
Top Gun: Maverick earned $160.5 million within its first four days of release after opening on Memorial Day weekend, setting new holiday weekend records and becoming Tom Cruise’s highest-earning opening in North America. Maverick became the highest-grossing movie of 2022 in the United States when it crossed the $400 million mark, surpassing Marvel Studios’ Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, which earned $398 million domestically. At the time, Maverick had not yet crossed the worldwide total for Multiverse of Madness.
Top Gun Maverick is Set 30 Years After The Original Film
Paramount Pictures movie is set nearly 30 years after the original 1986 film and follows Pete “Maverick” Mitchell (Tom Cruise) as he is enlisted to train a new generation of pilots. Tom Cruise and Val Kilmer reprised their roles in Top Gun which also stars Miles Teller, Jennifer Connelly, and Jon Hamm.
According to Tom Cruise, it was crucial for Van Kilmer to return for the sequel for an extremely emotional scene in particular. “I really rallied hard for him to make the movie,” Tom Cruise said. “The kind of talent that he has, and you see that scene, it’s very special, it’s just very special.”