Speed Reading — Top Gun: Maverick - Level 1 — 200 wpm

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Tom Cruise's new film has broken sales records. The biggest ever number of North American movie theatres showed "Top Gun: Maverick". Over 4,700 cinemas in the USA and Canada showed it. It's the widest release of all time. The movie also broke the record for the best Memorial Day opening film in history. It beat Johnny Depp's 2007 movie "Pirates of the Caribbean". Maverick also gave Tom Cruise his first ever $100 million opening weekend.

Maverick is the sequel to the 1986 film "Top Gun". The production company is happy that "Maverick" has done so well. A spokesman said: "These results are ridiculously, over-the-top fantastic. I'm happy for the filmmakers." The movie has great reviews. A UK newspaper called it a "thrilling" blockbuster. Another said it was "the best studio action film in years". At first, Cruise did not want to make the movie. He is happy he did.

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