(AFP) – Fifteen weeks after its release, “Top Gun: Maverick”, the sequel to the fighter jet film starring Tom Cruise, returned to the top of the North American box office, testifying to an end to summer lackluster for Hollywood and the dark rooms, according to provisional estimates Monday from the specialized firm Exhibitor Relations.
The Paramount/Skydance blockbuster grossed $7.9 million in the United States and Canada from Friday to Monday. A relatively small amount despite a three-day weekend including Labor Day Monday.
Without a big Hollywood novelty, the Americans, who could take advantage of National Cinema Day on Saturday, with tickets for only 3 euros throughout the country, fell back on films already released, such as “Top Gun: Maverick”, which totals now 701 million dollars in receipts in the United States (740 million dollars abroad), or “Bullet Train”, the action film with Brad Pitt, in second position with 7.3 million dollars.
In third position comes “Spider-Man: No Way Home”, already released last December but which Sony has reissued with eleven more minutes. The film grossed $6.6 million.
The animated film “Krypto and the Super-Beasts” and its canine hero with superpowers ranks fourth (6.4 million dollars), just ahead of the horror film “The Ball from Hell” (6 millions of dollars).
Here is the rest of the Top 10:
6 – “Beast” ($4.7 million)
7 – “The Minions 2: Once Upon a Time Gru” (4.2 million)
8 – “Jaws” (reissue, 3.1 million)
9 – “Thor: Love and Thunder” (3.1 million)
10 – “Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero” (2.8 million)