Top Gun Maverick: how it went on its first day in theaters

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It is known to be expected for Top Gun Maverickthe film has Tom Cruise, it’s great. At this time of the morning, the number of viewers recorded by the company Ultracine was very good.

The long overdue sequel to top gunthe hit in 1986, was seen by 51,489 people.

All in all, it wouldn’t have been enough to be the best -selling movie yesterday, Wednesday, May 25, its premiere day, because Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness it was watched by 54,825 viewers.

The film premiered in Argentina two days earlier than in North America, where it will arrive on Friday, May 27. Paramount Photos

The film premiered in Argentina two days earlier than in North America, where it will arrive on Friday, May 27. Paramount Photos

The biggest premiere in history

Meanwhile, in North America -the United States and Canada-, the film will only be released this Friday, May 27, and will mark a record.

The thing is Top Gun Maverick It will be released in 4,732 theaters: no film to date has had such an extensive commercial release.

He bet and won.  Cruise doesn’t want to stream “Top Gun Maverick” first, even as the Covid pandemic spreads.

He bet and won. Cruise doesn’t want to stream “Top Gun Maverick” first, even as the Covid pandemic spreads.

And thanks to the very good reviews it received from several previews and then went through the Cannes Festival, where Tom Cruise was honored and took home the Palme d’Or, the action flick is expected to raise between $ 85 million and $ 100 million at its opening this weekend in North America.

But on the holiday in the United States on Monday, May 30, Memorial Day —remembering American soldiers who died in battle—, analysts understand the collection could reach up to 130 million dollars.

How not to smile.  Director Joseph Kosinski, Tom Cruise, screenwriter Christopher McQuarrie and producer Jerry Bruckheimer, when they were filming.

How not to smile. Director Joseph Kosinski, Tom Cruise, screenwriter Christopher McQuarrie and producer Jerry Bruckheimer, when they were filming.

the premiere was delayed

This sequel to top gunthe Tony Scott film released in 1986, was originally scheduled to be released in the summer of 2020. But the coronavirus pandemic changed plans.

But both Paramount Pictures and Tom and Cruise – who are one of the film’s producers – insisted on keeping the idea of ​​showing the film in theaters, rather than uploading it directly to a streaming service.

In the film, Maverick is an instructor for a dozen young pilots, for an almost “impossible” mission ...

In the film, Maverick is an instructor for a dozen young pilots, for an almost “impossible” mission …

Tom Cruise himself said this as he headed to the Cannes Film Festival last week. When asked if it has been checked Top Gun Maverick he would skip the output on the big screen, he would be dull. “That was never going to happen,” the 59-year-old actor said.

Yes Top Gun Maverick reached an expected amount of US $ 130 million in those four days, a place on the podium of the highest -grossing films of the year will be contested Batmanfrom DC Comics.

During Covid, only three releases exceeded the $ 100 million barrier in their first weekend on the bill in North America.

2 x 1: Peter Parker, or Spider-Man, and Doctor Strange, in a scene from "Spider-Man: No Way Home".  Clarin Image File

2 x 1: Peter Parker, or Spider-Man, and Doctor Strange, in a scene from “Spider-Man: No Way Home”. Clarin Image File

Ay Spider-Man: No Way Homewith US $ 260 million, released in December 2021, followed by Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madnesswhich premiered in May of this year, with 187 million dollars, and Batmanreleased in March, and raised $ 134 million at its opening.

Other weekends with a very good response from the public in North America had, during the coronavirus pandemic, titles such as Venom: Killing Released ($ 90 million), Black Widow ($ 80 million in theaters and another $ 60 million in Disney+) and still the same Sonic 2 ($ 72 million).

Source: Clarin

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