'Elvis' Narrowly Defeats 'Top Gun: Maverick' for No. 1 Spot at Domestic Box Office

'Elvis' Narrowly Defeats 'Top Gun: Maverick' for No. 1 Spot at Domestic Box Office

Baz Luhrmann’s Elvis is The King of the domestic box office as it narrowly surpassed Tom Cruise‘s Top Gun: Maverick for the top spot.

According to reports, the Austin Butler-starring biopic earned a total of $31.1 million USD from 3,906 theaters during its weekend debut, overtaking Top Gun: Maverick’s $29.6 million USD from 3,948 theaters during its fifth weekend in cinemas. Variety adds that the two films were initially neck and neck during Saturday and Sunday, both of them earning an estimated amount of $30.5 million USD.

While Elvis took No. 1, Cruise is still celebrating Top Gun: Maverick as it recently became his first ever film to earn more than $1 billion USD at the global box office. The sequel’s $520.8 million USD earnings at the domestic box office also makes it the highest-grossing movie of 2022 so far, beating Disney and Marvel‘s Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.

Elsewhere in entertainment, HBO shared new details of Succession season four as it began production.
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