“Elvis” Overtakes “Top Gun: Maverick” To Become #1 Movie At Box Office
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Baz Luhrmann’s Elvis movie was finally released on Friday (June 24). It was competing against the year’s biggest blockbuster so far, Top Gun: Maverick.
Although the Top Gun sequel was released on May 27, it has held strong as the #1 movie in the nation. But now, there’s a new “King” at the box office.
Early numbers from Elvis‘ opening weekend showed that the film was neck and neck with Top Gun: Maverick in terms of earnings. Once the final numbers were calculated, Elvis came out on top.
According to Variety, Elvis earned $31.1 million domestically over its opening weekend. Top Gun: Maverick was close behind with $29.6 earned domestically. Not bad considering this was Top Gun: Maverick’s fifth weekend in theaters.
Although Elvis reigned supreme as the #1 movie at the box office, Top Gun: Maverick‘s weekend numbers are notable. With those earnings factored in, the film has now surpassed $1 billion in earnings globally.
“CONGRATULATIONS, BAZ, CM, AUSTIN, TOM HANKS, OLIVIA, CAST and CREW! ELVIS hit number ONE over Top Gun Maverick!!!!” Priscilla wrote in a post on Facebook. “I’m all tears with happiness. ELVIS is BACK!!!!!!“
You can catch the trailer for Elvis below. Did you get the chance to see the movie during its opening weekend?