Maverick’ could upset ‘Elvis’ for number 1 – Deadline

Distribution sources are saying there is a chance that Paramount/Skydance Top Gun: Maverick could top the box office this weekend in its fifth session with $32 million, a 28% decline week-over-week.

This will see the Tom Cruise movie easily pass the half-billion point at the domestic box office; the film is already the actor’s highest-grossing film of all time, with more than $900 million worldwide. Top Gun 2 continued to lead US advance ticket sales today, I hear.

He must Top Gun 2 fly over $30 million, it will rise above $85 million from Warner Bros, directed by Baz Luhrmann Elviswho is watching over $20 millionand $16 million horror film directed by Scott Derrickson of Universal/Blumhouse the black phone, who is sighting $15 million$20 million.

Mixed up we have the third weekend of Jurassic World Dominancewho is looking around $29 million51% off, and Disney/Pixar’s second weekend Light-year, which is also expected to drop 51% in the $25 million.

The big news in all of this is the depth and diversity of businesses and products at the box office; there is a possibility that five films could make more than $20 million each. It’s another big sign to show that going to the movies is still the most affordable form of entertainment, even in an economy fueled by inflation. NRG also reported this week that 88% of all moviegoers are very or somewhat comfortable going to theaters, the highest score in the Covid era. Comscore last weekend paid $165 million for all US and Canadian ticket sales, up 21% from the same period in 2019. This remains the year of the barometer that continues to determine when we fully recover from box office pandemic.

“Elvis”
Warner Bros.

Elvis, despite having a huge world premiere reception at Cannes with the longest standing ovation of the film festival, it faces an uphill battle. There’s a disconnect between definite interest and full awareness and unaided awareness for the film, I understand. The film is older and is 2 hours and 39 minutes long. Consider the fact that someone who is 50 years old was 5 years old when Elvis Presley died.

He must Elvis opened north of $20 million at 3,900 theaters, it would arguably be the biggest opening for an adult demo release with this runtime during the pandemic (Gucci house was 2 hours and 38 minutes and debuted with a three-day total of $14.4 million). Among the non-franchised entries intended for adults, the lost city, with an opening of $30.4 million, it’s the best we’ve seen during the pandemic. Do die-hard Elvis fans show up? The 60+ crowd has been hard to find during the pandemic. You could say they left, and they’re going to Top Gun 2. Elvis is at 83% certified fresh, higher than Lurhmann’s previous 2013 resource The big Gatsby (48% Rotten) which opened with $50 million.

Some are seeing a $30 million opening for Elvis. Even by Tom Hanks’ opening standards for his non-franchise adult films, this is huge, and would rank there with premieres like stain (US$35 million), Saving Private Ryan (US$31 million) and catch me if you can ($30 million), and ahead of the actor’s recent films A beautiful day in the neighborhood (US$ 13.2 million) and Captain Phillips (US$ 25.7 million).

Fever and AMC offered a special $10.99 ticket promotion to Elvis. Warner Bros. has promoted this film non-stop since Cannes, including a premiere at Graceland, has full support from the Presley family and has offered fantastic nightly appearances from Austin Butler, who sublimely plays Elvis on screen… and off.

Check out Butler teaching Fallon to dance like the King of Rock n’ Roll:

There was an early access event for fans Elvis last night in select cities. Thursday previews start at 5pm at 3,200 locations. The image will be displayed in PLF, Dolby, Screen X, motion seats and drive-ins, while Light-year fills all Imax auditoriums.

the black phone

“The Black Telephone”
Universal

the black phone it hopes to appeal to the 17-34 crowd. The photo is 85% fresh on Rotten Tomatoes, which is healthy for a Blumhouse horror film on the review aggregator site. Ethan Hawke stars as a masked guy who kidnaps children in his basement. That is, until he kidnaps the wrong boy who receives clues from the killer’s previous victims on an unplugged phone. Blumhouse’s last major R-rated opening in recent memory aimed at this teen demo was pre-pandemic. Mother, which debuted to $18 million in May 2019. That was just 56% rotten. black phoneThe screenplay by Derrickson and C. Robert Cargill (Doctor Strange,Sinister franchise), based on The Joe Hill’s award-winning tale of hisNew York Timesbest sellers 20th century ghosts.

Monday in June saw the top 10 movies by Box Office Mojo gross $24.8 million, making it the second-biggest Monday of the summer to date (since early May) after Memorial Day, which saw Top 10 films gross $45.5 million.

Jurassic World Dominance

(LR) Zia Rodriguez (Daniella Pineda) and Franklin Webb (Justice Smith) in “Jurassic World Dominion”
Universal

During the four-day holiday weekend, Jurassic World Dominance led with $67.7 million. The Universal/Amblin film topped all titles on Tuesday with $7.1 million, bringing its total to $266 million.

Top Gun 2 was the second Tuesday with $5.99 million and a cumulative total of $480.7 million. The photo posted a $52.55 million four-day vacation take.

Light-year posted a four-day total of $57.1 million. He made $5.86 million on Tuesday, ranking third with a total of $63 million.

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