Maverick officially breaks Black Panther’s US box office record

Top Gun: Maverick has officially withdrawn Black Panther in another box office record. Originally released in May, Top Gun: Maverick continued its theatrical run across the United States even as September rolls around. Competing with other blockbuster films such as Jurassic World Dominion and Minions: The Rise of Gru, maverick has always reigned supreme as the highest-grossing film of 2022 by far. It broke several box office records along the way, including highest-grossing Memorial Day weekend release and highest-grossing opening weekend for a Tom Cruise film, and became the second film to hit $1 billion at the global box office since 2019.

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Earlier this holiday weekend, Top Gun: Maverick was to take another step at the box office. Top Gun: Maverick became the top Labor Day box office movie, beating Spider-Man: No Way Home The Funniest Version. Upper gun: maverickThe four-day total was estimated at $7 million, which would bring the film’s total domestic box office to $700 million. With this total, maverick was on the title of the fifth highest-grossing film in North America of all time. The title was previously held by Black Panther, which had a North American box office of $700.4 million.


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According Variety, Top Gun: Maverick has now achieved this projected record, surpassing the record of Black Panther. In addition to his other records, Top Gun: Maverick now holds the title of fifth highest-grossing film in North America of all time. It joins only five other films in topping a North American box office of $700 million. He shares this success with Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Avengers: Endgame, Spider-Man: No Coming Home, Avatarand, of course, the now sixth film Black Panther.

maverickThe new box office status of is a stunning record in the context of its run. Labor Day weekend marked Top Gun: Maverick15th weekend in theaters. On average, movies are theatrically released for 4-6 weeks, with some bigger hits like Superior gun stay longer than that. Even for films with a longer release time than the norm, most of the box office inertia is in the first few weeks of its airing. Upper gun: maverick, however, defied the odds throughout. Among its records, the film saw the smallest second-weekend box drop for any film to open over $100 million. Thereby, Top Gun: Maverick’s momentum seems unmatched.


These surprising records then raise the question of how far can Top Gun: Maverick go to the box office. Box office analysts didn’t predict he would set such crazy records as he did throughout this process. Originally, passing Black PantherThe record of was considered unlikely. However, now that he has, the possibilities seem more open for Top Gun: Maverick. With very little to compete at the box office until movies like don’t worry darling coming out later this month, Top Gun: Maverick may just have a chance to continue with its scorching box office record. Maybe he will try to overcome Avatarnumber 4 at the North American box office, then.


Source: Variety

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