Top Gun: Maverick Hits $747M Worldwide
The top box office blockbuster Top Gun: Maverick made significant improvements throughout the second weekend of June. The Joseph Kosinski-directed action film surpassed $700 million in its second weekend, bringing the sequel’s total international gross to $747 million. The military-themed action film’s third weekend only saw a 39 percent decline from its first weekend in June, with $52.7 million on Saturday and Sunday. The film grossed half a billion dollars in 64 worldwide markets, putting it in tenth place for most money made in weekend three grosses. In fact, all but one of the remaining nine pictures in the category made more than $200 million in their first weekends.
The 2009 CGI-heavy Avatar, which still holds the record for the most money made in the third weekend of a movie release with $68 million, sits in tenth place, behind the Tom Cruise-led action blockbuster. This year will also see the release of a sequel to Avatar. Top Gun: Maverick, on the other hand, has received excellent reviews worldwide, grossing $353.7 million to far. The United Kingdom, which has raked in an additional $7.0 million in its third weekend over the pond, has contributed the majority of the total from the other 63 markets. This is a 45 percent decrease from the prior figure, bringing the total contribution of the British market to $63 million. Japan is only $200,000 behind the United Kingdom, with its 377 sites decreasing just 6% from the previous weekend and earning an additional $33.9 million. Australia was the third country to earn between $6-7 million, pulling in an additional $6.3 million across its 284 locations, bringing the total profit to $32.6 million.
Top Gun: Maverick grossed $3.2 million in France across over 1,000 cinemas, down 51% from its previous weekend outing. Both Germany and Brazil hauled in close to $2.5 million, down 41% for the former and only 15% for the latter, however, Germany still managed to bring in $18 million despite an almost 50% drop in ticket sales. Top Gun: Maverick grossed $13.38 million in the other 18 markets, with Saudi Arabia and Denmark rating the film first above the highly anticipated Jurassic World Dominion in its opening weekend. On June 23, Top Gun: Maverick will be released in Korea.
Jurassic World Dominion, the third and final edition of the restored 1993 classic Jurassic Park, is consistently number one at the box office this weekend. During its opening weekend, the dramatic climax to the saga grossed a whopping $389 million worldwide. The dinosaur sequel failed to earn the top spot in Japan, where the animated martial arts fantasy and adventure picture Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero took first place and Top Gun: Maverick came in third. Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, directed by Sam Raimi, is now in third place in most worldwide markets. This is yet another sequel, though this one is a more modern one, following the 2016 film Doctor Strange and several other MCU installments.
In lingering news, Sonic the Hedgehog 2 grossed $2 million over the weekend in 54 locations, bringing the worldwide total to $207.8 million, a 40% decline from the previous weekend. The United Kingdom and France each contributed an additional $365K to the total. The animated sequel will be released on July 21 in Hong Kong and Ukraine, with the children’s feature released in Japan on August 19. The Lost City earned $700,000 in 35 markets, bringing the worldwide total to $82.7 million and a 52 percent drop from the previous week. However, with the action-romance starring Sandra Bullock and Channing Tatum set to open in Hong Kong, Japan, and Ukraine in the coming months, the Sandra Bullock and Channing Tatum film should see some additional revenue.