Tom Cruise has been the face of some big blockbuster movies, but after forty years, Top Gun: Maverick could give him his biggest opening weekend ever.
Considering Tom Cruise has been the lead in some pretty big movies over the last four decades, Top Gun: Maverick could well give him the biggest opening box office of his career. Despite some of the biggest films of the past decade, including several big ones Impossible Mission Movies, Cruise’s highest opening weekend to date was a $64.8 million domestic debut War of the Worlds 2005. Based on the latest predictions in The Hollywood Reporter, it looks like this like Top Gun: Maverick could give him by far his biggest domestic theatrical release.
Legacy sequels are hit-and-miss, with some managing to reignite interest in long-dormant franchises and others tarnishing the previous films. top gunThe reviews of were never unanimously positive, so if there was a sequel, there was a very high risk that history would repeat itself. However, after the first reviews of the film, it is clear that this is not only the case Top Gun: Maverick a better film than the original, but also a very good film point, currently sitting at a 97% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes.
Recent predictions suggest so Top Gun: Maverick will hit theaters over Memorial Day weekend to gross a minimum of $90 million at the domestic box office, with many expecting it to surpass $100 million and possibly even $125 million in some analyses -dollar will reach. That would make it one of the biggest films of the year just to sit under Doctor Strange 2 and The Batman. A strong opening weekend and a continued stream of good reviews and word of mouth could mean that Top Gun: Maverick could also try to fall Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness as the highest-grossing film of the year so far.
Top Gun: Maverick is hailed as the best legacy sequel of all time
In recent years there has been a huge surge in legacy sequels from some popular franchises. These have included Ghostbusters: Afterlife, Mad Max: Fury Road, and The Matrix: Resurrectionbut many are already betting Top Gun: Maverick at the top of the bunch when it comes to these film franchise revivals. With near-perfect scores and a predicted big box office, it’s hard to disagree with those comments.
The official synopsis for Top Gun: Maverick It reads: “After more than thirty years of service as one of the Navy’s finest aviators, Pete ‘Maverick’ Mitchell (Tom Cruise) is where he belongs, pushing the limits as a brave test pilot and dodging the rise in rank that would land him Finding himself training a squad of Top Gun graduates for a special mission unlike any living pilot has seen, Maverick encounters Lt. Bradley Bradshaw (Miles Teller), call sign: “Rooster”, the late son of Maverick’s friend and Radar Intercept Officer Lt. Nick Bradshaw, also known as “Goose”. Faced with an uncertain future and confronted with the ghosts of his past, Maverick is drawn into a confrontation with his own deepest fears, culminating in a mission that will require the ultimate sacrifice of those chosen to fly it.”
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