Highlights

  • The film earned ₹15 crore in its opening weekend in India
  • The film has earned $248 million worldwide
  • Tom Cruise's best box-office opening ever

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The film, which is the much-awaited sequel to the 1986 film, 'Top Gun,' received a 10-minute-long standing ovation at its grand premiere at the 75th Cannes Film Festival.

'Top Gun: Maverick,' starring Tom Cruise as Captain Pete 'Maverick' Mitchell, opened to positive reviews on May 27. According to Ramesh Bala, the Entertainment Industry Tracker, the film earned a total of ₹15 crore on its opening weekend in India. The film, which is the much-awaited sequel to the 1986 film, 'Top Gun,' received a 10-minute-long standing ovation at its grand premiere at the 75th Cannes Film Festival.

'Top Gun: Maverick' is also Tom Cruise's best box-office opening ever. Ramesh Bala's tweet read, '#TopGunMaverick All-time No.1 opening for #MemorialDay Weekend in #NorthAmerica - $151 Million.. Beats #PiratesoftheCaribbeanAtWorldsEnd 's $139 Million.. WW Opening $275 Million.. Best opening for @TomCruise (sic).'

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According to Paramount Pictures, the sequel earned around $124 million in ticket sales in the North American theatres and its worldwide total is $248 million.

Speaking with the Associated Press, Chris Aronson, Paramount's president of domestic distribution, said, 'These results are ridiculously, over-the-top fantastic. I'm happy for everyone. I'm happy for the company, for Tom, for the filmmakers.'

'Top Gun: Maverick,' directed by Joseph Kosinski, was originally slated to release in 2020 but its release was pushed due to the pandemic.

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