Tuesday, May 28, 2024

Cruise Carnival: “Top Gun Maverick” Scores $19.3 Mil in Previews, Heads to Huge Opening on Widest Release Ever


Paramount is taking no chances with “Top Gun: Maverick.” They’re ensuring a record breaking opening night and weekend with the widest release ever in movie history. The Tom Cruise starrer is playing in 4, 735 theaters. Who knew there were that many?

Thursday total:$19.3 million. If the movie makes $20 million every day this weekend, that’s $80 million, and $100 million through Monday. Maybe the weekend will bring more. We’ll see…

Roger Friedman
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Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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