LOS ANGELES – “Top Gun: Maverick” has earned the most money of any film opening over the three-day Memorial Day weekend, grossing an estimated $156 million over at North American theaters, according to industry estimates released Monday.
The long-awaited sequel to 1986’s hit starring Tom Cruise as a cocky Navy fighter pilot broke the holiday record set by “Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End.” It also broke records as the biggest opening weekend for a Tom Cruise film.
Directed by Joseph Kosinski and also starring Miles Teller, Jennifer Connelly and Val Kilmer, “Top Gun: Maverick” is the first film starring Cruise to make more than $100 million in its opening weekend.
“Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness” was in second place with $20.5 million in its fourth week of release, Comscore reported.
The animated comedy “The Bob’s Burgers Movie” opened in third place with $14.8 million Friday through Monday.
“Downton Abbey: A New Era” was fourth with $7.2 million in its second week, followed by “The Bad Guys” with $5.56 million in its sixth week.
Rounding out the top 10 domestic releases for the three-day holiday weekend, as estimated by Comscore, were “Everything Everywhere All at Once” ($3.189 million), “Sonic the Hedgehog 2” ($2.98 million), “The Lost City” ($2.295 million), “Men” ($1.533 million) and “F3: Fun and Frustration” ($1.1 million).