While all eyes are on it Jurassic World: Dominion This weekend we should still expect a pretty strong hold for Tom Cruise Top Gun: Maverickthat should top $650 million worldwide every day!
During Universal Jurassic World: Dominion will take away many premium theaters this weekend, Paramount and Skydance’s Top Gun: Maverick is still going strong at the box office, topping $612.2 million worldwide ($334.0 million domestic; $278 million overseas) and should top $650 million by the end of the weekend , possibly $700 million, rising.
With a current domestic transportation of $334.2 million loner is on track to become the highest-grossing US blockbuster of the year and should be number one The Batman‘s $369.3 million by the end of the weekend. The $388.7 million haul Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness is also within striking distance, but that’s more likely next week. As for how high the film could ultimately go, box office pundits believe a final gross of $500 million domestically is very achievable, which is absolutely incredible.
Already the biggest hit of Tom Cruise’s career, it could also become his first billion-dollar blockbuster if he manages to hold up better than Jurassic World: Dominion and light year the rest of the summer, which seems increasingly likely given the general critical acclaim and extremely good word of mouth.
With a production budget of $172.5 million and $150 million for printing and promotion, the film’s reported breakeven point was approximately $410 million, and having already surpassed that number, there is no estimate between now and the end of the year Sommers pretty much all profit. This is great news for Cruise, who is expected to walk away with an astronomical nine-digit payday, the biggest ever for an actor.
In a related vein, Entertainment Weekly shared a first look photo of the emotional reunion between Maverick (Tom Cruise) and Iceman (Val Kilmer).
When we spoke to him last month, director Joseph Kosinski spoke at length about the emotional day of shooting, and he shared a few more details with EW, telling them about Chris McQuarrie’s role in putting the scene together.
“Apparently [we] I spent a lot of time on this scene, writing it and getting ready. I wasn’t sure how it would work. Chris McQuarrie put the finishing touches on the scene and really convinced me that this scene would work. And he was right. It’s a really beautiful scene. We shot in Los Angeles in a really nice house in a park. It’s very special to see not only Val and Tom, but Maverick and Iceman back on screen together.“
Kilmer, whose lengthy recovery from throat cancer ultimately cost him his voice, was only able to physically perform in a single scene opposite Cruise, but it’s undoubtedly the blockbuster’s strongest and most emotional moment, and he’s emailing the industry how excited he is was reuniting with his most iconic co-star,”It was like no time had passed at all“I fondly remember his time on the set,”We screwed up a lot of takes and laughed so much. It was really fun… special.“
Watch our exclusive interviews with director Joseph Kosinski and actor Glen Powell (Hangman) below:
In our review we said: “Top Gun: Maverick is the must-see cinema experience of the year! Packed with breathtaking flight sequences, heart-pounding moments that will blow your mind, real heart, epic romance, huge stakes and one of the absolute best performances of Tom Cruise’s legendary career, this is the theatrical experience you’ve been waiting for.“
Tom Cruise directs the film as Captain Pete “Maverick” Mitchell, while original co-star Val Kilmer returns as Admiral Tom “Iceman” Kazansky. The legendary couple is joined by an all-star supporting cast consisting of Jennifer Connelly as Penny Benjamin, Miles Teller as Lt. Bradley “Rooster” Bradshaw, Jon Hamm as Vice Admiral Cyclone, Glen Powell as Hangman, Lewis Pullman as Bob, Ed Harris as Rear Admiral, Monica Barbaro as Phoenix, Charles Parnell as Rear Admiral Warlock, Danny Ramirez as Fanboy, Manny Jacinto as Fritz, Bashir Salahuddin as Coleman, Jay Ellis as Payback, Jake Picking in an Unknown Role, Raymond Lee in an Unknown Role, Lylian Wray as Amelia Benjamin, Jean Louisa Kelly as Carole Bradshaw, Greg Davis as Coyote and Bob Stephenson in an Unknown Role.
Top Gun: Maverick is now in cinemas worldwide!
— Top Gun (@TopGunMovie) May 18, 2022
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 detachment of TOPGUN graduates for a special mission the likes of which no living pilot has ever seen, Maverick encounters Lt. Bradley Bradshaw (Miles Teller), callsign “Rooster”, the son of Maverick’s late 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 demand the ultimate sacrifice of those chosen to fly him.