Tom Cruise has a chance to write another chapter of his successful and profitable career.
The Mission Impossible star is aiming to have his first $100 million domestic opening with his new movie “Top Gun: Maverick”, which is released this weekend.
The actor that is known for doing its stunts (and even breaking bones for that) has generated more than $4.2 billion at the domestic box office since 1981, setting his weekend record to $65 million.
“I’m seeing very little reason not to expect a domestic opening weekend well over $100 million, a mark that the film will probably reach in its first three days,” said Shawn Robbins, analyst at BoxOffice.com. “We’re not just talking about a new career best for Mr. Cruise, but also potentially some Memorial Day weekend records that may be going down.”
Paramount’s new release is the sequel to the 1986 original movie, which is considered a pop-culture icon and one of the most representative roles in Cruise’s career.
As the movie industry tries to recover from the global restrictions that plunged box offices all over the world, finally blockbusters are back.
“The Batman” and “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness” opened at over $100 million this year alone. No surprise for top selling sagas based on comic books.