Motion drama “Prime Gun: Maverick” has soared to a second large weekend exhibiting in North American theaters, taking in an estimated $86 million, trade watcher Exhibitor Relations reported Sunday. That “sensational” quantity for Paramount’s long-awaited Tom Cruise sequel positioned it among the many high 10 highest-grossing second weekends in home field workplace historical past, Selection reported. It took in $151 million final weekend.
Boosted by its gripping visuals and unusually optimistic evaluations—particularly for a sequel—the Paramount/Skydance movie has earned $257 million overseas, the newest signal of Hollywood’s restoration from a bleak pandemic interval. “Maverick” picks up the story of now-graying US Navy check pilot Pete “Maverick” Mitchell (Cruise) as he trains younger aviators for a mission to assault a nuclear facility in a rogue state.
Holding in second place was Disney’s “Physician Unusual within the Multiverse of Insanity,” at $9.3 million for the Friday-through-Sunday interval. The worldwide take for the Benedict Cumberbatch movie has surpassed $750 million in its 5 weeks out. twentieth Century’s animated “Bob’s Burgers Film,” primarily based on a preferred tv present, held tight in third place, taking in $4.5 million.
In fourth, up one spot from final weekend, was Common’s family-friendly animation “The Unhealthy Guys,” at $3.3 million. Focus Options’ “Downton Abbey: A New Period,” primarily based on the wildly fashionable British sequence, slipped a spot to fifth place, incomes $3 million. Rounding out the highest 10 have been:
“All the things All over the place All at As soon as” ($2 million)
“Sonic the Hedgehog 2” ($1.7 million)
“The Misplaced Metropolis” ($1.4 million)
“Crimes of the Future” ($1.1 million)