. ‘Top Gun: Maverick’ breaks Memorial Day box office records with $151M, lands Tom Cruise biggest movie launch « JO LEE MAGAZINE

FOX – The Paramount film, which was delayed multiple times due to the coronavirus pandemic, now holds the record for the second-best Memorial Day opening of all time behind Johnny Depp’s “Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End,” which earned $153 million when it was released in 2007.

Global totals were also expected to exceed $275 million despite not playing in either China or Russia, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

“Top Gun” was off to a staggering $51.8 million start on Friday with more than $19 million in previews from 4,700 theaters in North America.

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