‘Top Gun: Maverick’ is the first film of the year to exceed one billion dollars in gross worldwide

Tom Cruise at the press conference for his film “Top Gun: Maverick” in Seoul.

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Though Elvis Presley biopic “Elvis” was tied with “Top Gun: Maverick” for first place of the box office in North America with 30.5 million dollars each, looks like Tom Cruise’s movie is still the real winner of the weeksince it has already exceeded one billion dollars raised in the world.

In its fifth week in theaters, “Top Gun: Maverick” was the first movie of 2022 to gross $1 billion and is the second to do so since the COVID-19 pandemic, after “Spiderman: No Way Home”. In this last weekend his earnings alone fell by 32 percent on the North American card, which means that he has earned a total in the United States and Canada of 521.7 million dollars.

Projections prior to the weekend estimated that “Elvis” would gross $25 million, which made sense when compared to other biopics of musicians in recent years. like “Rocketman” (about Elton John, which grossed $25.7 million in 2019) or “Bohemian Rhapsody” (about Freddie Mercury, which grossed $51.1 million in 2018).

The film about the “King of Rock & Roll” cost 85 million dollars and had a very good premiere thanks to good reviews, good public opinion and its premiere at the Cannes festival. In addition to the 30 million collected in North America, it obtained 20 million dollars in the international billboard, despite the fact that it has not been released in all the countries of the world.

Other films that made up the top five of the weekend’s highest grossing are the Pixar animated film “Lightyear”which cut 65 percent in its second weekend in theaters to $17.7 million and came in fifth place, and “Jurassic World: Dominion” which added 26.4 million, remaining third.

The 10 highest-grossing movies in the US and Canada this weekendaccording to Comscore (final numbers out Monday):

1. “Elvis” – $30.5 million (tie)
1. “Top Gun: Maverick” – $30.5 million (tie)
3. “Jurassic World: Dominion” – $26.4 million.
4. “Black Phone” – $23.4 million.
5. “Lightyear” – $17.7 million.
6. “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness” – $1.7 million.
7. “Jugjugg Jeeyo” – $725,000.
8. “Everything Everywhere All at Once” – $533,000.
9. “The Bob’s Burgers Movie” – $513,000.
10. “The Bad Guys” – $440,000.

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