Top Gun: Maverick begins to become the new owner of the cinematographic box office in Argentina. After a long and unbeatable dominance of Marvel through Doctor Strange, the arrival of Tom Cruise with the sequel to one of his first successes changed the profile of the public’s call to theaters in our country for 48 hours. And it promises to become one of the great attractions on theater billboards in the near future. It sold 72,305 tickets in just 48 hours.
In keeping with a trend that has global characteristics due to its simultaneous premiere in more than 30 countries, Top Gun: Maverick He took on this Thursday 26, his second day on the bill, a considerable advantage over Doctor Strange in the multiverse of madness. According to the numbers of Ultracine, Cruise’s new movie (with 19,976 tickets sold that day) tripled in attendance for Marvel’s hitherto invincible tank, which had 6,741 viewers.
The holiday of Wednesday, May 25, was the day of the anticipated premiere of Top Gun: Maverick and also, surely, the last day in which Doc Strange 2 led the figures of concurrence to the cinemas. Thanks to the non-working day, attendance at cinemas was very large, with 55,117 tickets sold in the case of Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madnessand 52,322 for Top Gun: Maverick. That parity lasted just 24 hours and everything indicates, from Thursday’s figures, that the sequel to Tom Cruise’s eighties hit will dominate the box office throughout this weekend.
Anyway, the predominance of Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness as the favorite of the Argentine public that goes to the movies will continue for a long time, measured from the numbers of annual calls. The Marvel movie added until yesterday, always based on Ultracine data, a total of 1,752,203 tickets sold and is by a wide margin the most watched premiere so far in 2022 in Argentina.
Behind, in that annual statistic, appear the other three titles that managed to exceed one million viewers: Spider Man: No Way Home (1,563,967), Batman (1,266,100) and Sonic 2 (1,097,524). And with the 72,305 tickets sold between May 25 and 26, Top Gun: Maverick It was already installed in the 18th position among the most viewed. It won’t cost you anything to climb several places on that list after this weekend.
In the rest of the world, the numbers of Top Gun: Maverick in the beginning of the weekend of its global release also promise to be extraordinarily promising. Taking advantage of the long weekend for Memorial Day, the US market projects ticket sales of more than 142 million dollars, a historical record for a premiere on that date. The numbers also indicate that this is the most successful start for a movie starring Tom Cruise in the actor’s long career.