Maverick sets multiple box office records in second week

Top Gun: Maverick (Paramount), Crimes Of The Future (NEON)

Top Gun: Maverick (Paramount), Crimes Of The Future (NEON)
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Run your engine, listen to her howling roar. Metal under tension, begging to touch and go. Highway to the crimes of the future. Drive to the crimes of the future.

That’s right, body horror freaks. Grab a delicious plate of plastic and grow some extra ears, because David Cronenberg’s Crimes of the future soared the tills like some sort of fighter jet flown by a maverick pilot in its debut, opening for a staggering $1.1 million and landing in…10th place. Now, that may not seem super great, but look at it this way: Crimes of the future made a whole million dollars without even having Benedict Cumberbatch’s Doctor Strange in it! And that whole million dollars was just enough to beat observer and get Cronenberg’s film in the top 10! Wow! Ears in places where ears don’t belong!

Anyway, it’s only been two weeks and we’re already coming up with things to say other than “Top Gun: Maverick made a lot of money.” But yeah, Top Gun: Maverick made a lot of money, especially the insane sum of $85,999,989 (round up, Christ) for a total of nearly $300 million (See how easy that was?), making it — after just two weeks and without a Doctor Strange in it – Tom Cruise’s highest-grossing film domestically. The Hollywood Reporter also notes that the 32 percent drop from last week’s total is the smallest drop a movie has ever had since opening to over $100 million.

The other interesting thing about this weekend’s box office is that a lot of the movies are now available to watch at home, either on-demand or on streaming services, which has certainly contributed to Top Gun and Doctor Strange‘s continued success (although the Good Doctor has dropped quite a bit over the five weeks, it’s still on pace to break $400 million soon). Other than that, one thing you won’t see on this map is: morbiuswhich was Back in theaters this weekend for some reason but apparently hasn’t released any official numbers – or at least no numbers that Box Office Mojoour source for this stufffelt compelled to mention.

The entire top 10 list, we swear, is not a copy-paste of last week’s list (you can tell from the inclusion of Indian film Vikram and the above Crimes of the future) below.

  1. Top Gun: Maverick
  2. Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness
  3. The Bob’s Burgers movie
  4. the bad guys
  5. Downton Abbey: A New Era
  6. Everything everywhere at once
  7. Vikram
  8. Sonic the hedgehog 2
  9. The Lost City
  10. Crimes of the future

Towards dusk, spreading her wings tonight. She had you jump off the deck and push into overdrive. Highway to the crimes of the future. I’m taking you to the Crimes Of The Future.

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