"Top Gun: Maverick" raised $124 million in its opening weekend, Tom Cruise his highest domestic debut.
An actor before this has made over $4.2 billion at the domestic box office since 1981.
The Paramount and Skydance film also generated $124 million internationally, now its haul to $248 million.
The big opening for “Top Gun: Maverick” is good for the box office, which is still recovering from the ongoing pandemic.
Around 29% of tickets sold during the weekend were for showings before 3 p.m, according to EntTelligence.
According to data from Paramount, 55% of moviegoers were over the age of 35.
Around 9 million moviegoers are expected to see “Top Gun: Maverick” over its first three days in theaters.
This is more than four times the two million patrons that saw the original “Top Gun” in theaters in 1986.