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Tom Cruise Travels To Biggest Opening Weekend Ever As Top Gun: Maverick Earns $151 MILLION Opening

Tom Cruise was flying high over the weekend as his latest movie Top Gun: Maverick shot to the top of the box office.

The legacy sequel became the 59-year-old action legend’s biggest opening weekend to date, earning a projected $151 million over the four days of the Memorial Day holiday period, according to the hollywood reporter.

The opening suggests that there will be a clear path ahead for the adoringly-reviewed action flick, as it has almost made back its reported budget of $152 million.

Soaring: Tom Cruise and his latest movie, Top Gun: Maverick, shot to the top of the box office, earning a projected $151 million over the four-day Memorial Day holiday period.

Soaring: Tom Cruise and his latest movie, Top Gun: Maverick, shot to the top of the box office, earning a projected $151 million over the four-day Memorial Day holiday period.

It marks the first time in his 40-plus years of acting, a Tom Cruise release, has opened with $100 million or more.

The high-speed sequel now holds the record as the second-biggest debut for this holiday weekend in movie history.

Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End still holds the top spot, with a $153 million bounty.

Personal best: It's the first time in his 40-plus years of acting, a Tom Cruise release, has opened with $100 million or more.

Personal best: It’s the first time in his 40-plus years of acting, a Tom Cruise release, has opened with $100 million or more.

Sequel: The sequel to Top Gun took over 30 years to make on a budget of $152 million.

Sequel: The sequel to Top Gun took over 30 years to make on a budget of $152 million.

Top Gun: Maverick opened in 62 markets internationally.

It was expected to gross $248 million globally through the close of business on Sunday.

Tom reprises his role as Navy flying ace Pete ‘Maverick’ Mitchell for the new action-adventure. His happy-go-lucky captain is called in to teach the Navy’s most elite pilots.

Miles Teller, 35, co-stars as Lt. Bradley ‘Rooster’ Bradshaw, the son of the late Maverick airman Goose.

Teacher and student have a strained relationship until they learn to trust each other enough to take on, and hopefully survive, a dangerous mission.

The highly anticipated box office hit received a 97% rating from critics on Rotten Tomatoes, with some critics claiming it’s better than the original.

Young Blood: Miles Teller, 35, co-stars as Lt. Bradley 'Rooster' Bradshaw, the son of the late Maverick airman Goose.

Young Blood: Miles Teller, 35, co-stars as Lt. Bradley ‘Rooster’ Bradshaw, the son of the late Maverick airman Goose.

Score: The long-awaited blockbuster received a 97% rating from critics on Rotten Tomatoes, with some critics saying it's better than the original.

Score: The long-awaited blockbuster received a 97% rating from critics on Rotten Tomatoes, with some critics saying it’s better than the original.

The huge box office success of the sequel suggests a recovery in cinema after a years-long slump from the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

The weekend’s top ten was rounded out by Benedict Cumberbatch and Dr. Strange in the Multiverse of Madness at number two with $16.4 million in its fourth week in theaters.

The animated Bob Burger’s, based on the television show of the same name, opened a distant third with $12.6 million.

Still Magical: Benedict Cumberbatch and Dr. Strange in the Multiverse of Madness still have the magic, coming in at number two with $16.4 million in its fourth week in theaters.

Still Magical: Benedict Cumberbatch and Dr. Strange in the Multiverse of Madness still have the magic, coming in at number two with $16.4 million in its fourth week in theaters.

Distant Debut: The animated Bob Burger debuted a distant third with $12.6 million.

Distant Debut: The animated Bob Burger debuted a distant third with $12.6 million.

Downton Abbey: A New Era is holding strong at number four, earning $5.9 million and family friend cartoon The Bad Guys rounded out the top five, grossing $4.6 million.

Sonic The Hedgehog continued its run at number six with $2.5 million, Michelle Yeoh’s Everything Everywhere All At Once is struggling at number seven with $2.51 million.

Fans continue to discover Sandra Bullock and Channing Tatum in the Lost City.

The action romance scaled the cliffs with $1.79 million in eighth place. Men and Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore round out the countdown with $1.2 million and $905,000, respectively.

Holding Strong: Downton Abbey: A New Era is holding strong at number four, earning $5.9 million

Holding Strong: Downton Abbey: A New Era is holding strong at number four, earning $5.9 million

Top Five: Family friend cartoon The Bad Guys rounded out the top five, grossing $4.6 million.

Top Five: Family friend cartoon The Bad Guys rounded out the top five, grossing $4.6 million.

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