Tom Cruise’s top song tops the North American box office again after 36 years

36 years later, 'Top Gun' is again at the top of the North American box office


The much-anticipated action film “Top Gun: Maverick” was expected to be a big opening and did not disappoint, grossing an estimated $ 151 million in North America over the four-day Memorial Day weekend, industry watchdogs reported.

Viewers had to wait 36 ​​years to see the sequel to the original “Top Song”, but critics say the Paramount / Skydance production was worth the wait, with some calling it superior to the original film.

David A. Gross, an analyst at Franchise Entertainment Research, said, “The source material is strong, the performance is excellent, and Tom Cruise makes it work impeccably.”

The film – whose release was delayed by two years due to the Kovid-19 epidemic – grossed $ 124 million in the first three days of the holiday weekend and took the same amount abroad despite not traveling to China or Russia. It was Cruise’s first launch at the 100 million peak.

He again played the role of Navy test pilot Pitt “Maverick” Mitchell, who is now a captain, as he is training to bomb a rogue country’s uranium enrichment facility. A strong supporting cast includes Ed Harris, Jennifer Connelly, Miles Taylor and John Hamm; The original “Top Song” is briefly presented by the experienced Val (Iceman) Kilmar.

In second place was a notch slipping “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness”, which took $ 16.4 million for the Friday-Sunday period in the fourth weekend and $ 21.1 million for the full four days.

The Disney film starring Benedict Cumberbatch was released at the best of the year at 187 million.

In third place was the new “Bob’s Burgers Movie” of the 20th century. The animated film, based on a popular television show, grossed $ 12.6 million for three days and $ 15 million for four.

The Focus feature’s “Downton Abbey: A New Era” is in fourth place, with দিনের 5.9 million for three days and $ 7.5 million for four. Based on the hugely popular British series, it again stars Maggie Smith, Hugh Bonneville, Elizabeth McGovern and Michelle Dockery.

And in fifth place was Universal’s family-friendly animation “The Bad Guys,” for দিনের 4.6 million for three days and $ 6.1 million for four.

The top 10 rounds were:

“Sonic the Hedgehog 2” (দিনের 2.5 million for three days; 1 3.1 million for four)

“Everything Everywhere All At Once” ($ 2.5 million; 3.1 million)

“The Lost City” (1.8 million; $ 2.3 million)

“Male” (1.2 million; 1.5 million)

“Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore” ($ 905,000; $ 1.1 million)

(This story was not edited by NDTV staff and was automatically generated from a syndicated feed.)

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