Box Office Report for the Week of May 29th

Paramount Pictures

We’re flying into the DANGER ZONE this weekend, as Top Gun: Maverick is officially the highest-grossing film of Tom Cruise‘s entire career, tallying up $124 million at the domestic box office, and a whopping $260 million internationally. It’s Cruise’s first $100 million+ opening, which is quite hard to believe. Mission: Impossible–Dead Reckoning: Part One will likely open in that same range. Strong reviews, including Joey’s here, certainly didn’t hurt.

Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness may join the billion-dollar club in a slow and steady fashion, with the film dropping at 49% over the past week, only raking in about $16 million at the domestic box office. Top Gun‘s power cannot be overstated this week.

The Bob’s Burgers Movie opened in a rather disappointing fashion too, only tallying up about $12.6 million in 3,425 theatres. Disney did not push the film much, and after being delayed for over two years due to COVID, it likely won’t have much of an impact as of next week.

Additionally, Downton Abbey: A New Era dropped dramatically, compared to last week’s second-place run, at 63%. It’s now the fourth highest-grossing movie of the weekend and only tallied up to $5.9 million dollars. A third film may or may not be in the works if it gets a lower gross than the first. The Bad Guys opened in fifth place, with $4.6 million, and its box office legs helped the film make a good amount of money during its run.

Here’s the full list of the top ten films of the week:

  1. Top Gun: Maverick (Paramount): $124M – 4,735 theatres
  2. Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness (Disney): $16.4M (-49.2%) – 3,805 theatres
  3. The Bob’s Burgers Movie (Disney): $12.6M – 3,425 theatres
  4. Downton Abbey: A New Era (Focus Features): $5.9M (-63.1%) – 3,830 theatres
  5. The Bad Guys (Universal Pictures/Dreamworks Animation): $4.6M (-24.6%) – 2,944 theatres
  6. Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (Paramount): $2.52M (-38.4%) – 2,329 theatres
  7. Everything Everywhere All At Once (A24): $2.51M (-19.9%) – 1,187 theatres
  8. The Lost City (Paramount): $1.7M (+14.6%) – 1,027 theatres
  9. Men (A24): $1.2M (-62.8%) – 2,196 theatres
  10. F3: Fun and Frustration (Sri Venkateswara Creations): $1.0M – 400 theatres

Source: Box Office Mojo


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Written by Maxance Vincent

Maxance Vincent is a freelance film and TV critic, and a recent graduate of a BFA in Film Studies at the Université de Montréal. He is currently finishing a specialization in Video Game Studies, focusing on the psychological effects regarding the critical discourse on violent video games.

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