‘Top Gun: Maverick’ Sets New Box Office Record

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‘Top Gun: Maverick’ Sets New Box Office Record

‘Top Gun: Maverick’ , Sets New Box Office Record.

CNN reports that the sequel to the 1986 film brought in about $156 million domestically over the four-day opening weekend.

That makes it the biggest Memorial Day weekend opening in the U.S. since 'Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End' in 2007, which made $153 million.

CNN reports that the feat marks Tom Cruise's biggest box office debut and first $100 million opening.

'Maverick' is also the third-biggest debut of 2022 behind 'Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness' and 'The Batman.'.

'Maverick' is also the third-biggest debut of 2022 behind 'Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness' and 'The Batman.'.

'Maverick' is also the third-biggest debut of 2022 behind 'Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness' and 'The Batman.'.

According to 'New York Post,' Cruise "had to be convinced" to make the 'Top Gun' sequel.

Director Joseph Kosinski revealed he had only 30 minutes to pitch the idea to Cruise when meeting with him in Paris.

Director Joseph Kosinski revealed he had only 30 minutes to pitch the idea to Cruise when meeting with him in Paris.

At the time, Cruise was busy shooting 'Mission: Impossible.'.

And I basically had 30 minutes to pitch this film, which I didn’t realize when we were flying over.

But when I got there, I found that Tom really didn’t want to make another ‘Top Gun.'

, Joseph Kosinski, 'Top Gun: Maverick' director, via 'New York Post'.

It’s one of those moments as a director, you have one on every film, where you’re on the spot to make a case for why this movie should be made.

I had 30 minutes to do it, Joseph Kosinski, 'Top Gun: Maverick' director, via 'New York Post'.

Afterwards, Cruise called the head of Paramount Pictures and said, "We're making another 'Top Gun.'".

Fans — and Paramount — have Kosinski to thank for that


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