Top Gun Maverickthe sequel to that hit in 1986, re -starring Tom Cruisehad a very good premiere, both in the opinion of critics and in public response around the world, which included Argentina.
Released a day earlier than usual, on Wednesday, May 25, taking advantage of the national holiday, on that day it was seen by 51,704 viewers. An impressive figure for what the numbers of tickets sold during the post-pandemic period, added to the 186,478 viewers who watched it from Thursday to Sunday, led to a total of 238,182 tickets, according to in the first information released this morning. of the company ComScore Argentina.
In North America, it was an unprecedented success for a Tom Cruise film. the actor of Mission impossible, Jerry Maguire Y War of the Worlds it has yet to have success with so many millions of revenue in its first weekend.
Tom Cruise returned to play Maverick in the sequel to that 1986 hit. Photo Paramount
In North America – viewers from the United States and Canada are counted – Top Gun Maverick collected over three days (Friday to Sunday, with previews on Thursday night) a statrospheric figure. It’s US $ 124 million, and since this Monday, May 30, is a holiday in memory of Fallen in combat (Memorial Day) in the United States, the total is expected to increase to $ 151 million, making Paramount’s sequel to Cruise’s strongest career debut.
The top gun The original earned US $ 8.2 million 36 years ago, and graduated -always in North America- with US $ 180.3 million. And since American analysts can still tell the age of viewers in a matter of minutes, it seems nostalgia is a strong driver when it comes to filmmaking with Val Kilmer and Jennifer Connelly being a success: 55% of entries are movie buyers are 40 years or older.
Tom Cruise arrives at the premiere of “Top Gun Maverick” in London. In the film, he meets Iceman, the character of Val Kilmer. Photo by Reuters
Opened to the largest number of screens ever (4,735 theaters), the US $ 124 million opening represents the fourth highest domestic debut since the coronavirus pandemic took place. What movies are leading the way here? A trio of superheroes: Spider-Man: No Way Home ($ 260 million), Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness (US $ 187 million) and Batman ($ 134 million).
And in Argentina?
Voyage and success that restores hope: will the public return, in large numbers, to theaters? Image Paramount
In Argentina, this weekend’s box office was followed by the film’s lead since its premiere, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. It was watched by 84,658 viewers between Thursday and Sunday, and garnered 1,834,969 admissions.
the third is Sonic 2. The film continues to add viewers combining animation with flesh and blood actors, such as Jim Carrey and James Marsden, and it has gradually sold over a million tickets. It reached 46,655 people this weekend and since its premiere 1,146,763 have seen it.
“Assassin without memory”, starring Liam Neeson, is the fourth most -watched film in Argentina. Clarin Image File
fourth is murderer with no memory, the thriller with Liam Neeson released last week. It reduced 12,783 tickets and accumulated 43,218 tickets sold.
Fifth, a news from Thursday, little ninja. But it only sold 7,627 tickets.
“Secret Animals: Dumbledore’s Secrets” was sixth, before also jumping into streaming. Photo of WB
Sixth, and shortly before being seen in streaming, Fantastic Beasts: Dumbledore’s Secrets, which sold 4,550 tickets from Thursday to Sunday and reached 568,768 viewers. As of Monday, May 30, it will be available on HBO Max.
Seventh, one of fear, the mediumwith 4,212 viewers, with a total of 33,801 admissions since its premiere.
Eighth is the spirited the evil peoplewhich saw 4,016 viewers, and 307,538 in its eleven weeks into the bill.
An image from “The Man from the North”. Clarin Image File
the man of the northfrom the director of The witch and with co-star Anya Taylor-Joy, she placed ninth, and the number of tickets sold by this one, her sixth weekend (2,117) was enough to surpass 100,000 ( 101,743).
close the top ten the weight of talentthe action comedy in which Nicolas Cage plays himself, accompanied by Chilean Pedro Pascal (The Mandalorian), which was watched by 1,748 viewers. Premiered on Thursday last week, it sold a total of 15,835 tickets in eleven days on the bill.