Top Gun: Maverick Predicted to have a Huge $180 million debut in theaters
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Top Gun: Maverick Predicted to have a Huge $180 million debut in theaters

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BY May 25, 2022

Top Gun: Maverick finally hits theaters this Memorial Day weekend, after multiple delays due to the ongoing pandemic. The Tom Cruise-led film earned rave reviews in early screenings and looks to gross around $180 million globally. This makes it best the best opening of Cruise’s long career if it happens. It’s predicted as not just the three-time Oscar nominee’s biggest international opening of his career at $180 million, but also a record for him in the U.S. At least, $92M-$100 million in the box office and one of the top ten openings throughout the four-day May holiday frame.

While tracking in the United States, it shows older men dominating. The aim here is that Top Gun: Maverick is a “five-quad” movie — what people in the industry term an ambitious over-performing film.

Top Gun: Maverick Tom Cruise Source: IndieWire

The Hype Is Very High For The Tom Cruise Movie

The positive atmosphere surrounding the Paramount film began in late April at CinemaCon Las Vegas, but the spotlight shone brightest at this year’s Cannes Film Festival, where the film garnered a five-minute standing ovation from those in attendance. The picture presently has a 97 percent rating from critics on Rotten Tomatoes, which may ultimately persuade the seldom viewer. They might be open to spending $12 to $20. People now want to experience what Pete “Maverick” Mitchell has to offer in this new Paramount adventure.

Then, last week, at the Cannes Film Festival, Tom Cruise gave a masterclass and earned an unexpected Palme d’Or when French fighter aircraft flew overhead the Palais premiere. A London Royal presentation and a Tokyo premiere accompanied that. The latter is a key market for Cruise, with Mission: Impossible: Fallout grossing more than $42 million unadjusted for inflation.

From Deadline, the Tom Cruise movie may likely to gross around $100 million domestically, making it the third-best opening weekend performance of the year, trailing only The Batman and Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. Top Gun: Maverick also stars Jennifer Connelly, Miles Teller, Jon Hamm, and a slew of other brilliant actors. It’ll be fascinating to see where the Paramount feature stands once the event has passed. That being said, the film looks to do very well by the end of its opening weekend. The movie, on the other hand, faces competition with The Bob’s Burgers Movie. That also releases over the Memorial Day weekend. The family demographic has been doing well at the box office recently, but Top Gun: Maverick appears to be getting the most attention.

Tom Cruise Top Gun: Maverick Source: Collider

Top Gun: Maverick is a sequel to Top Gun

Top Gun: Maverick is a sequel to Tony Scott’s 1986 hit Top Gun, featuring a 24-year-old Tom Cruise. The famous picture grossed $357 million worldwide, making it the 398th highest-grossing film of all time. The new picture will center on Cruise’s iconic character, Pete “Maverick” Mitchell, who must train a group of graduates for a specific mission while confronting demons and fears from his past.

The original Top Gun chronicles Maverick and a group of top jet pilots. They try to complete the real-life TOPGUN Naval Fighter Weapons School. Throughout Maverick’s time at the school, he meets people like Nick “Goose” Bradshaw (Anthony Edwards), Charlotte “Charlie” Blackwood (Kelly McGillis), and Ted “Iceman” Kazansky (Val Kilmer). Although the sad death of Maverick’s best friend shakes the pilot’s confidence, he gradually regains it and helps bring the TOPGUN program’s class closer together.

Considering Top Gun: Maverick arriving 36 years after its original, there is speculation on when the film takes place. The original Top Gun happens in the same year it came out, therefore Maverick also transpires in the present. Although Top Gun: Maverick was repeatedly delayed, it is safe to presume that the film occurs between the late 2010s and the early 2020s, when it was in production. The first film, set during the Cold War, released in 1986. This suggests that they set the movie in the mid-1980s, roughly 30 years before Top Gun: Maverick.

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