Top Gun: Maverick Buzzes The Memorial Day Weekend Box Office

With a couple of years of delays due to the pandemic and the desire for this to be a big-screen event, it has paid off as Top Gun: Maverick has debuted this weekend with a $124 million domestic debut. Add in the overseas and it has a $248 million worldwide debut, which is the best ever for Tom Cruise. The film was his biggest opening ever in thirty-two markets and Paramount had their best opening ever for it in eighteen markets according to Deadline.

Not surprisingly, it’s a wide gap to second place where Doctor Strangepulls another $16.4 million to bring it to $370.7 million since it debuted earlier this month. It’s followed closely by the newly released Bob’s Burgers Movie which debuts at third at $12.6 million.

We get a couple of smaller distribution releases closing out the top twelve here as the market is definitely leaning heavily to the top and that opens up for some other films to get attention. Most of the chart is what we’ve had for most of May outside of smaller films opening like Men and things like the last gasps of Dumbledore.

#TitleDistributor NameWeekend Total# of LocsLoc AvgCume TotalMarket Share
1Top Gun MaverickParamount$124,000,0004,735$26,188$124,000,00038.6%
2Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of MadnessDisney$16,400,0003,805$4,310$370,773,97927.2%
3Bob’s Burgers Movie, The20th Century Studios$12,600,0003,425$3,679$12,600,0005.8%
4Downton Abbey: A New EraFocus Features$5,900,0003,830$1,540$28,478,9455.7%
5Bad Guys, TheUniversal$4,630,0002,944$1,573$81,372,9004.8%
6Sonic The Hedgehog 2Paramount$2,520,0002,329$1,082$185,139,3264.4%
7Everything Everywhere All at OnceA24$2,510,3451,187$2,115$56,823,9873.8%
8Lost City, TheParamount$1,795,0001,027$1,748$101,732,0003.4%
10F3: Fun and FrustrationIndependent Indian$1,015,000375$2,707$1,015,0001.1%
11Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of DumbledoreWarner Bros.$905,000887$1,020$94,792,4330.4%
12Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2Moviegoers Entertainment Ltd$450,000165$2,727$1,773,0000.3%

[Source: Box Office Essentials]