Box Office: Top Gun: Maverick flies to #1 in debut week

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• This weekend, the Australian box office made $18.5 million

This weekend, the Australian box office made $18.5 million, up 102% on last week’s $9.14 million.

Top Gun: Maverick premiered across the country last week, grossing a whopping $13.8 million. Starring Tom Cruise, Jennifer Connelly and Miles Teller, the film sees the return of pilot Cruise’s character Pete “Maverick” Mitchell, after the character was first introduced in 1986’s Top Gun.

Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness has fallen from first to second, grossing over $1.5 million this past weekend.

Downton Abbey: A New Era, falls from second to fourth, while The Bob’s Burgers Movie comes in at third in its debut week. Everything Everywhere All at Once rose from eighth to fifth, while How to Please a Woman, Sonic The Hedgehog 2 and The Lost City fall out of the top five.

#1, Top Gun: Maverick, $13.78 million

Directed by Joseph Kosinski, Top Gun: Maverick hit the ground running in its first week at the box office, averaging a massive $15,236 across 905 screens. The film serves as a sequel to the 1986 film Top Gun and follows Maverick’s return to the United States Navy, where he confronts his past as he trains a group of younger fighter pilots.

#2, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, $1.57 million

The sequel to Doctor Strange averaged $4,489 across 350 screens this weekend, making a total of $35 million to date. Directed by Sam Raimi, the film stars Elizabeth Olsen, Chiwetel Ejiofor, and Benedict Wong alongside Benedict Cumberbatch as Doctor Strange.


#3, The Bob’s Burgers Movie, $332,536

In its debut week, The Bob’s Burger Movie averaged $1,330 across 250 screens. The animated musical comedy is based on the animated TV series Bob’s Burgers and stars the original voice cast including H. Jon Benjamin as Bob Belcher and Kristen Schaal as Louise Belcher.

#4, Downton Abbey: A New Era, $276,628

In its fifth week of release, the period drama averaged $1,072 across 258 screens. The film has grossed a total of $7.13 million to date.

#5, Everything Everywhere All at Once, $273,093

An aging Chinese immigrant is swept up in an insane adventure, where she alone can save the world by exploring other universes connecting with the lives she could have led. In its seventh week at the box office, the film averaged $3,138 across 87 screens and has made a total of $4.69 million to date.

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