‘Top Gun 2’ Approaches $1.3 Billion, ‘Elvis’ Surpasses ‘Lightyear’


Top Gun: Maverick earned an additional $10 million (-19%) domestically and $16.4 million (-19%) overseas in its ninth weekend of theatrical release. Tom Cruise’s Legacy sequel pulled third-biggest wide-scale release weekend ninth (Frozenthe ninth weekend of was its eighth wide-release weekend), behind Avatar ($23.61 million) and Titanic ($28.17 million), bringing its national total to $635.6 million. That puts him within weeks of his passing jurassic world ($652 million) and Titanic ($659 million) on the all-time list. Once that happens, it will be the third-biggest non-Disney release ever, behind only Sony’s. Spider-Man: No Coming Home ($804 million) and Fox’s Avatar ($760 million). Yes I know Spiderman 3 version 2.0 is part of Disney’s MCU and that Disney now owns Fox and therefore owns Avatarbut I digress.

It could still exceed 700 million national dollars, which would put it ahead (without inflation, obviously) Avengers: Infinity War ($679 million) and Black Panther ($700 million). If that happens, it will be the fifth biggest domestic producer ever behind Avatar ($760 million) Spider-Man: No Coming Home ($804 million), Avengers: Endgame ($869 million) and Star Wars: The Force Awakens ($937 million). Among all the sizes of a single territory, it will be behind only those and China Do Zha ($722 million), Hi Mom ($835 million), Wolf Warrior II ($854 million) and The Battle of Changjin Lake ($911 million). The $170 million Paramount/Skydance movie has grossed $1.282 billion worldwide so far, meaning it’s expected to surpass $1.3 billion next weekend and eventually finish ahead of at least Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom ($1.308 billion, including $267 million in China).

Meanwhile, not to be outdone, Warner Bros. Discovery’s Elvis earned an additional $6.3 million (-21%) in weekend five for a new domestic cume of $118 million. That puts the $85 million Austin Butler/Tom Hanks biopic just ahead of Pixar’s $117 million for $200 million. Light year. It’s not quite ahead of Chris Evans starring toy story spin off. Still, Baz Luhrmann’s buzzy, award-winning musical melodrama grossed $210 million, putting it on track to triple its $85 million theater gross. DC may not have “won” this year’s SDCC with two fun but straightforward panels for the next two WB/New Line movies (black adam and Shazam: Fury of the Gods). However, they can rest assured that, unlike Disney now, their non-superhero films are still making money theatrically.

from Paramount Paws of fury earned $3.875 million (-43%) in weekend two for a ten-day run-up of $13.758 million. Alas, maybe Paramount can rename it Yellowstone vs. Paw Patrol: Paws of Fury for his Paramount+ debut. by Blumhouse The black phone will earn an additional $3.43 million (-36%) in weekend five for a cumulative 31-day run of $78.535 million (quadrupling its $19 million budget) as it tops $130 million in the world. Jurassic World Dominion will have $365 million domestically and $920 million worldwide by tonight, even if it thrives on PVOD. Mrs. Harris goes to Paris will earn $1.34 million (-31%) for a ten-day total of $4.65 million. A24 Marcel the shod shell eventually expanded a bit, to 590 theaters, for a weekend of $846,950 (+49%). That gives the charming family fantasy a 31-day total of $2.874 million.

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