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Source: Paramount

‘Top Gun: Maverick’

World Box Office May 27-29









Top Gun: Maverick


 $248m  $248m  $124m  $124m  63


Doctor Strange 2


 $39.3m  $868.7m  $22.9m  $497.9m  50


The Roundup 


 $17.5m  $47.3m  $17.4m  $46.9m  5


Bob’s Burgers:

The Movie


 $13.3m  $13.3m  $0.7m  $0.7m  9


The Bad Guys


 $10.4m  $197.6m  $5.8m  $116.2m  71


Downton Abbey:

A New Era


 $8.1m  $69m  $2.2m  $40.5m  54


Sonic The 

Hedgehog 2


 $6.4m  $384.9m  $3.9m  $199.8m  56




All At Once


 $4.2m  $72.5m  $1.6m  $15.7m  18



Beasts 3

(Warner Bros)

 $3.8m  $394.8m  $2.9m  $300m  77


The Lost City


 $3.4m  $180.9  $1.6m  $0.79m  43

Credit: Comscore, all figures estimated, click top right to expand

‘Top Gun: Maverick’ delivers biggest ever Tom Cruise debut

UPDATED: Paramount-Skydance’s Top Gun: Maverick raced to $300m at the global box office by Tuesday (May 31), with North America accounting for $160.5m and international $139.5m. It’s the biggest opening for a Tom Cruise film with the Friday-Sunday portion coming in some 28% ahead of 2018’s Mission: Impossible – Fallout for the same suite of international markets at the same stage of release.

Top Gun: Maverick has delivered the biggest opening for a Cruise film in 32 international markets, and the biggest for a live-action Paramount title in 18 markets.

Based on three-day weekend estimates, the UK/Ireland is the top international territory, with an estimated $19.4m including previews – the biggest opening there for Cruise. France comes second, with an estimated $11.7m. Both countries benefited from the actor/producer’s presence ahead of release – in the UK at this year’s Royal Film Performance, and in France at the Cannes Film Festival.

Australia (an estimated $10.7m), Japan ($9.7m) and Germany ($6.5m) are the next strongest territories, followed by Brazil ($5.3m including previews) and Mexico ($4.6m). Ascension Day holidays boosted the film in several markets.

So far, there is no release in China (where Mission: Impossible – Fallout grossed $181m) or Russia (where it reached $8.7m).

Cruise’s biggest global hits to date are Mission: Impossible – Fallout ($792m lifetime worldwide), Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol ($695m, 2011) and Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation ($683m, 2015). Top Gun: Maverick has already respectively covered 31.3%, 35.7% and 36.3% of the distance to reach those numbers.

Paramount’s biggest film globally is 2011’s Transformers: Dark Of The Moon, which was the third in the series of films directed by Michael Bay, and reached $1.12bn worldwide.

Top Gun: Maverick was co-produced and co-financed by Skydance, and is directed by Joseph Kosinski. Next to open the film are Ukraine (where cinemas have begun to reopen in western regions) and CIS markets this coming weekend. South Korea, currently dominated by local title The Roundup, follows on June 23.

The original Top Gun grossed $180.3m in North America and $177.0m for international – back in 1986, when the international box office landscape looked rather different to today. Top Gun was the biggest hit of its year.

‘Doctor Strange 2’ reaches $878m worldwide

UPDATED: After four weeks of release, Doctor Strange In The Multiverse Of Madness has now reached $877.6m globally, and has overtaken Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol 2 ($863.8m) to become the ninth-biggest of the Disney/Marvel Studios titles – behind the four films with Avengers in the title, Black Panther, Iron Man 3, Captain America: Civil War and Captain Marvel. (It’s also behind four Spider-Man films, produced with Marvel but released by Sony.)

The tentpole has crossed $500m internationally to stand at $502.9m and has reached $374.7m in North America.

Doctor Strange 2’s international and global tallies have been achieved without benefit of China (where the film has yet to be allocated a release date) and Russia – and far exceeds the $678m lifetime global total for Doctor Strange back in 2016. That earlier film benefited from a combined $131.5m in China and Russia.

Doctor Strange In The Multiverse Of Madness continues to perform best internationally in South Korea, with a total as of Tuesday of $48.4m, followed by UK/Ireland ($47.2m), Mexico ($38.8m), Brazil ($31.5m) and Australia ($24.8m). Next come France ($25.3m), Germany ($20.9m), Indonesia ($20.5m) and India ($20.1m), followed by Japan ($15.7m), Italy ($14m) and Spain ($12.6m).

Doctor Strange In The Multiverse Of Madness is already the second-biggest US studio film of the pandemic era at the global box office behind Spider-Man: No Way Home ($1.89bn), and ahead of No Time To Die ($774m), The Batman ($769m) and Fast & Furious 9 ($726m).

‘The Bob’s Burgers Movie’ powered by North America opening

Disney’s The Bob’s Burgers Movie landed in fourth place in Comscore’s global weekend chart with an estimated $13.3m total – the second-highest new entry, after Top: Gun Maverick. However, this number is overwhelmingly thanks to North America, which contributes an estimated $12.6m. For the film’s first eight international markets, the estimated total is $700,000 – almost entirely earned in UK/Ireland and Australia.

The film is a spinoff of the animated TV series, originally broadcast in the US on Fox, which has run for 12 seasons since debuting in 2011.

‘The Bad Guys’ crosses $200m worldwide

UPDATED: Universal’s release of DreamWorks Animation’s The Bad Guys achieved strong holds again at the weekend, declining a decent 29% at the North American box office and a gentle 20% in international markets as a confirmed worldwide box office of $10.9m propelled the tally to $200.8m.

The film remains in the top five – where it has now resided for six weeks in a row. Without ever topping the global chart, The Bad Guys has quietly built up a box office total of $82.4m in North America, and $118.4m in international markets.

The film opened in Poland at the weekend, grossing $391,000 to land in second place behind Top Gun: Maverick. In China, The Bad Guys has reached $29.7m, overtaking Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets Of Dumbledore to become the highest-grossing Hollywood film of 2022.

The Bad Guys is the fourth biggest US studio animation of the pandemic era, behind Sing 2 ($410.6m), Encanto ($255.6m) and The Croods: A New Age ($215.9m). The film has yet to release in Japan, where it is scheduled to land on October 7.