‘Top Gun: Maverick’: Tom Cruise star earns $19.3 million at domestic box office

Predictably, Tom Cruise’s star drama “Top Gun: Maverick” stormed the box office with the same speed as the first part. The sequel to the 1986 hit movie “Top Gun” was released this week in different parts of the world and is doing wonders.

The film that brought Tom Cruise back into the cockpit opened to excellent reviews and looking at the collection at the box office, the film earned $19.3 million on Thursday at the domestic box office via Variety.

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The film is expected to go from $85 million to $100 million over Memorial Day weekend, via Variety.

The film, which was released in India on May 27, opened with a not-so-good response. According to business analyst Ramesh Bala, the film earned Rs 2 crore. “#TopGunMaverick opens at 2 cr Nett in India…Thursday,” he tweeted.

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The film was originally slated for release in 2020 but was postponed due to covid-19. After two years, the film was finally released this year.

Prior to release, the film premiered at Cannes this year, where the entire crew and Tom received a standing ovation.

Ahead of the film’s release, Cruise shared a special message for his fans on Twitter. “36 years after the first movie, #TopGun: Maverick is finally here. We made it for the big screen. And we made it for you, the fans. Hope you enjoy the ride this weekend “, he tweeted.

In the film, Cruise reprized his role as Captain Pete “Maverick” Mitchell, now an instructor for new recruits at the Navy flight school. Directed by Joseph Kosinski, the film also stars Jennifer Connelly, Jon Hamm, Glen Powell among others.

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