‘Maverick’ is now ranked No. 13 and its run isn’t over as it takes a victory lap to return to Imax screens
In its 11th weekend in theaters, Paramount/Skydance’s “Top Gun: Maverick” finally slipped out of the top five on the box office charts, but not before overtaking one of the biggest box office hits. all-time, “Titanic”, on the national all-time list.
And surprisingly, the biggest movie of the year may not be over yet, because it has a chance – albeit a tiny one – of becoming one of the 10 highest-grossing movies in the world without the help of… an outing in China.
This weekend, “Top Gun: Maverick” added $7 million from domestic theaters and $10.3 million internationally, bringing its total to $662.5 million domestic and $1.35 billion. in the world. On the national all-time chart, that puts it at number seven as it surpasses the runtime gross of “Titanic,” which grossed $600 million when it first hit theaters in 1997 and $59 million. additional dollars thanks to reissues in 2012, 2017 and 2020.
Globally, “Maverick” currently sits at No. 13, having surpassed the global totals of “Black Panther” and “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Pt. 2” this weekend. To crack the top 10 list worldwide, “Maverick” would need to earn an additional $160 million worldwide to surpass the $1.51 billion of 2015’s “Fast & Furious” movie, “Furious 7.”
That might be asking a little too much even for a movie with historic legs like “Top Gun: Maverick,” but a brand that’s very close at hand is $1.4 billion worldwide, which would have him overtake “Avengers: Age of Ultron” for 12th place in the world.
That’s because even at this late stage in its run, “Maverick” shows better legs than most movies that came out more than a month later. The film was edged out of the top five by “Minions: The Rise of Gru,” which grossed $7.1 million in its fifth weekend. Since the release of “Thor: Love and Thunder,” which had the most recent opening of over $100 million in early July, weekend declines for “Maverick” have held steady at 20% or less.
If it continues next weekend, “Top Gun: Maverick” should have a total of $5.5-6 million for the 12th weekend, which could be enough to top “Minions” and/or “Thor and get back into the top five. At some point, likely within the next two weeks, “Maverick” will top $678 million and in doing so, top the domestic run of “Avengers: Infinity War.”
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