MONDAY UPDATE: With the actual numbers now counted, Paramount/Skydance’s Top Gun: Maverick has risen to $1,007B worldwide through Sunday. That includes $520.8 million in your own country and $486.1 million of 65 international markets for the Tom Cruise starrer.
The international box office weekend was higher than estimated on Sunday (see below) with $45.7M† and newcomer Korea shows staying power at $14.2 million through Monday – today’s addition in that market is not included in the above offshore total.
Paramount Pictures president and CEO Brian Robbins said today, “It’s rare to get the special kind of alchemy that creates a true event film, and we’ve been absolutely blown away by the worldwide response to Top Gun: Maverick† Thank you to the incomparable Tom Cruise, our visionary filmmakers and talented cast, and our amazing marketing and distribution teams, for delivering an absolutely perfect movie and theater experience for audiences around the world.”
As we kept pointing out, this is a Cruise-a-palooza, as the first time this stalwart champion of the theatrical experience has reached such heights in a 40-year career.
See below for more information about the weekend.
PREVIOUS, SUNDAY 8:22 PM PT: Paramount/Skydances Top Gun: Maverick has passed the $1 billion mark worldwide, becoming only the second film of the pandemic era to reach such thin air — and the first time Tom Cruise has reached the milestone in a career spanning 40 years. It took pilots just 31 days to reach an estimated $1 billion through Sunday $1,006B worldwide, including estimated domestic $521.7 million and $484.7 million from the international cash register.
Cruise’s flying ace had already won $900 million last Monday, and just days earlier, had crossed $800 million to become Cruise’s biggest movie ever worldwide.
The overseas take on this 36 years later sequel, directed by Joseph Kosinski, has been nothing short of amazing. Last weekend there was only 21%, and the current frame, on $44.5 million in 65 markets, only 26% is down – simply phenomenal.
TGMParamount’s achievements are a testament to the work that Paramount’s distribution and marketing teams have put into it, while Cruise herself deserves huge credit. The tireless star traveled to San Diego, Mexico City, Japan, Cannes, London and Seoul to promote the film. After his Korea trip, he even made a pit stop at the CineEurope convention in Barcelona last Wednesday (on his way from Seoul to the set of the next Mission Impossible), to thank the exhibition personally for its efforts.
What’s even more impressive about the film that puts Cruise back in the cockpit where he first catapulted to global action stardom is that it reaches these hypersonic heights with no China or Russia in the mix. And it attracts the “older” audience as well as the younger audience that wasn’t even around for the first movie.
To recap, upon release at the end of May, Independent thinking person lit the fires with Cruise’s biggest overseas and domestic debuts; and the following weekend was not devoured by the beginning of Jurassic World Dominionproving that there is room in the market for more than one large tent pole – which is good news for everyone after the past few years of uncertainty.
In remarkable performances this weekend, Korea opened at No. 1 grossing $12.9 million at 478 locations. in surpluses, TGM is still number 1 in Japan — for the fifth weekend in a row — and down just 15% for a $51.1 million running cume. The UK found out about Warner Bros’ Elvisdown 18% from last week for a total to date of $78.7 million. Australia submerged 24%, landing No. 2 aft Elvis for a cume of $45.5 million to date. In Francethe total to date is $38.8 million. GermanyThe total amount to date is $23.4 million.
TaiwanIts 5th weekend dropped 20% at No. 1 for a $16.3 million local cume.
Brazil ranked TGM at number 1, for $17.9 million to date.
Other double-digit markets include: Mexico ($12.8 million), Saudi Arabia ($12.6 million) and Hong-Kong ($10.8 million).