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    ‘Elvis’ Beats ‘Top Gun: Maverick’ By $1 Million At The Box Office

    The domestic box office leader is The King of Rock and Roll. Following a fierce box office battle, ‘Elvis’ defeated ‘Top Gun: Maverick‘ to take the top place on the box office rankings. The biographical musical drama film centers around the life and career of Elvis Presley, as seen through the lens of his tangled relationship with his manager, Colonel Tom Parker.

    Over the weekend, ‘Elvis‘ and ‘Top Gun: Maverick” battled it out, with the King of Rock and Roll topping the charts on Friday but falling to second on Saturday. The movie then tied for top place in North America on Sunday, with each collecting an estimated $30.5 million during the three days. But ‘Elvis‘ beat Tom Cruise’s film by a million dollars in earnings.

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    ‘Elvis’ Outperforms Tom Cruise’s ‘Top Gun: Maverick’

    According to the final box office figures released on Monday, ‘Elvis’ earned $31.1 million from 3,906 cinemas in its first weekend, while ‘Top Gun: Maverick’ earned $29.6 million from 3,948 locations in its sixth weekend.

    Although ‘Elvis’ eventually won the box office, both films had a successful run. A $31 million debut for ‘Elvis’ is optimistic for an adult-skewing drama since the primary group does not often rush to catch a movie on opening weekend. However, Warner Bros. spent $85 million on the film’s production, excluding marketing and distribution expenditures.

    “Top Gun: Maverick”, Surpassed The Billion-Dollar Mark After Only 31 Days In Theatres

    Top Gun: Maverick‘ had something to celebrate this weekend, having crossed the billion-dollar milestone after only 31 days in theatres, with current global revenues of $1.006 billion. It’s Tom Cruise’s first film to break the $1 billion mark at the box office.

    Notably, it is the first film of the year to do so and the second in post-Covid world. The top spot is held by ‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’ with $1.9 billion in earnings.

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    Rishika Kodwani
    Rishika Kodwani
    Rishika is a curious journalist who enjoys travelling and learning about various cultures. When she isn't travelling, she may be found enjoying movies.

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