two big movies scored strong Fri-Sun grosses and essentially tied for first place amid the last weekend in June.
Top Gun: Maverick
earned just $29.6 million in its fifth weekend, dropping 34% for a mere $521 million domestic cume after a month in theaters.
What’s worse is that Tom Cruise’s
$29.6 million gross is not the second-biggest fifth-weekend earner as estimates argued
, Warner Bros.’
topped the domestic box office over its opening weekend
Rank is almost always irrelevant; the raw grosses are what matters. Whether first or fifth, a $31 million launch for Baz Luhrmann’s 2.75-hour rock biopic is a win
Tomorrow is the tenth anniversary of Stephen Soderbergh’s
, a $7 million
R-rated economic mobility drama starring Channing Tatum as a male stripper that WB opened to $39 million.
earned the biggest opening weekend for any “drama” since Universal and Sam Mendes’
($37 million in January of 2020)
the biggest launch for an action-lite drama since James Mangold’s
Ford v Ferrari
($31.5 million) in November of 2019.
theatrical recovery is possible (and in-progress) for more than just Marvel movies and character-specific action spectaculars like
Top Gun: Maverick, F9
No Time to Die