By Ray Ampoloquio May 29, 2022
Top Gun: Maverick just proved that two-year delays aren't always for the worse.
According to Paramount Pictures, Maverick's box office numbers are at over $124 million for the weekend and $151 million if you include the holiday.
More importantly, this is Cruise's biggest opening ever. Previously, Cruise's biggest openings are 2005's War of the Worlds ($64.9 million) and 2018's Mission Impossible: Fallout ($61.2 million).
All things considered, Maverick has posted nearly $250 million worldwide, blowing past any and all expectations.
This helps validate Paramount's decision to stick to a theater-exclusive release for the film despite numerous delays.
All that's left is to find out just how big Maverick can get.