Tom Cruise's latest blockbuster film has box office records across America. The movie "Top Gun: Maverick" was in the biggest ever number of North American movie theatres. The movie magazine "Variety" that 4,732 cinemas in the USA and Canada "Maverick". This it the widest release of all time. The movie also another record. It the best Memorial Day opening film in history. It $156 million in the USA. This Johnny Depp's "Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End". That movie earned $153 million in 2007. Maverick has also Hollywood superstar Tom Cruise his first ever $100 million opening weekend at the box office.
Maverick the sequel to the 1986 film "Top Gun". Cruise back to his role as US navy pilot Pete "Maverick" Mitchell. The movie's production company Paramount very happy that "Maverick" had so well. Chris Aronson, president of domestic distribution, said: "These results ridiculously, over-the-top fantastic. I'm happy for everyone. I'm happy for the company, for Tom, and for the filmmakers." The movie has rave reviews from critics. The "Independent" in the UK it a "thrilling" blockbuster. Another UK newspaper, "The Telegraph," called it "absurdly exciting," and "unquestionably the best studio action film in years". At first, Cruise did not to the sequel. Now, he is happy he .