June 5, 2022
Worries about a sophomore weekend slump proved misguided as Paramount Pictures’ Top Gun: Maverick generated an estimated $86 million in ticket sales across more than 4,700 North American screens.
The $291 million domestic tally now marks Tom Cruise’s biggest North American release, surpassing $243 million for War of the Worlds in 2005. Internationally, Maverick has topped $257 million. More impressively, the sequel saw just a 32% drop from its $160 million opening weekend total — far below other recent blockbusters, including Spider-Man: No Way Home, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness (both 57% declines), and The Batman, which saw a 50% drop in second-weekend ticket sales.
Disney-owne 20th Century Films’ The Bob’s Burgers Movie rounded out the podium with $4.5 million in week-two ticket sales, which upped its North American total to $22.2 million.
Universal Pictures’ animated film The Bad Guys continued its strong box office run, adding $3.3 million in revenue to up its North American tally to $87 million.
The studio’s Downton Abbey: A New Era added $3 million to up its North American total to $34 million, and finish in the top five for the weekend.