Box Office: Tom Cruise Breaks New Barrier With $248M ‘Top Gun: Maverick’ Worldwide Debut

  1. Top Gun: Maverick (review)- $124M

Tom Cruise has broken a new box office barrier with Top Gun: Maverick! The long-awaited legacy sequel opened to a huge $124M weekend, with an expected $151M through the Memorial Day holiday. This is a personal best for Cruise, beating all of his Mission: Impossible films and Steven Spielberg’s War of the Worlds. Yep, this is his first $100M opening weekend, crazy as that sounds. Worldwide, the Joseph Kosinski-directed thriller has $248M.

2. Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness– $16.4M/$370.7M

3. The Bob’s Burgers Movie (review)- $12.6M

Not having watched Fox’s animated hit Bob’s Burgers, I’ve never really been sure of the strength of its fanbase. But they turned out for the movie, at least in this opening weekend, with $12.6M. Look, it was never going to approach the $74M of The Simpson’s Movie in 2007, but this isn’t bad at all.

4. Downton Abbey: A New Era– $5.9M/$28.4M

5. The Bad Guys– $4.6M/$81.3M

6. Sonic the Hedgehog 2– $2.52M/$185.1M

7. Everything Everywhere All At Once– $2.51M/$56.8M

8. The Lost City– $1.7M/$101.7M

9. Men– $1.2M/$5.9M

10. F3: Fun and Frustration– $1M

Travis Hopson has been reviewing movies before he even knew there was such a thing. Having grown up on a combination of bad '80s movies, pro wrestling, comic books, and hip-hop, Travis is uniquely positioned to geek out on just about everything under the sun. A vampire who walks during the day and refuses to sleep, Travis is the co-creator and lead writer for Punch Drunk Critics. He is also a contributor to Good Morning Washington, WBAL Morning News, and WETA Around Town. In the five minutes a day he's not working, Travis is also a voice actor, podcaster, and Twitch gamer. Travis is a voting member of the Critics Choice Association (CCA), Washington DC Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA), and Late Night programmer for the Lakefront Film Festival.