"Top Gun: Maverick" draws biggest weekend opener ever for Tom Cruise
This is the first Cruise-starring movie to debut with more than $65 million at the domestic box office.
The film debuted 28% above Cruise's last big hit, "Mission: Impossible — Fallout" in 2018
The highly anticipated sequel brought in $124 million at the domestic box office as of Sunday evening and $248 million worldwide.
The film could oust Disney's "Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End" as the top-performing Memorial Day opener of all time
The movie's older audience makes its massive debut even more notable and roughly 55% of the film's viewers were over 35.
"Top Gun: Maverick" was released on more than 25,000 screens globally
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