‘Top Gun: Maverick’ Wins Tom Cruise 1st $100 Million Opening

Forget breaking the sound barrier: Tom Cruise just flew past a major career milestone.

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Tom Cruise poses for the media during the 'Top Gun Maverick' UK premiere at a central London cinema, on Thursday, May 19, 2022. (AP Photo/Alberto Pezzali)
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Forget breaking the sound barrier: Tom Cruise just flew past a major career milestone. The 59-year-old superstar just got his first $100 million opening weekend with “Top Gun: Maverick.” In its first three days in North American theaters, the long-in-the-works sequel earned an estimated $124 million in ticket sales, Paramount Pictures said Sunday. Including international showings, its worldwide total is $248 million. It’s a supersonic start for a film that still has the wide-open skies…

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