Motion drama “High Gun: Maverick” has soared to a second big weekend exhibiting in North American theaters, taking in an estimated $86 million, business watcher Exhibitor Relations reported Sunday.
That “sensational” quantity for Paramount’s long-awaited Tom Cruise sequel positioned it among the many prime 10 highest-grossing second weekends in home field workplace historical past, Selection reported. It took in $151 million final weekend.
Boosted by its gripping visuals and unusually constructive opinions — particularly for a sequel — the Paramount/Skydance movie has earned $257 million overseas, the most recent signal of Hollywood’s restoration from a bleak pandemic interval.
“Maverick” picks up the story of now-graying US Navy check pilot Pete “Maverick” Mitchell (Cruise) as he trains younger aviators for a mission to assault a nuclear facility in a rogue state.
Holding in second place was Disney’s “Physician Unusual within the Multiverse of Insanity,” at $9.three million for the Friday-through-Sunday interval. The worldwide take for the Benedict Cumberbatch movie has surpassed $750 million in its 5 weeks out.
20th Century’s animated “Bob’s Burgers Film,” based mostly on a preferred tv present, held tight in third place, taking in $four.5 million.
In fourth, up one spot from final weekend, was Common’s family-friendly animation “The Unhealthy Guys,” at $three.three million.
Focus Options’ “Downton Abbey: A New Period,” based mostly on the wildly in style British collection, slipped a spot to fifth place, incomes $three million.
Rounding out the highest 10 have been:
“Every part In every single place All at As soon as” ($2 million)
“Sonic the Hedgehog 2” ($1.7 million)
“The Misplaced Metropolis” ($1.four million)
“Crimes of the Future” ($1.1 million)