In what could be viewed as a vapidly insipid weekend in domestic box office that lacks major releases, Paramount’s “Top Gun: Maverick” and a re-release of Sony’s “Spider-Man: No Way Home” have dominated silver screens across Northern America.
As of Saturday night, it appeared that a Benedict Cumberbatch- and Tom-Holland-starred Spider-Man: No Way Home would grasp the top spot, however, Top Cruise-starred “Top-Gun: Maverick” had had the final triumph.
“Top Gun: Maverick”, a billion-dollar epic that grossed a whopping $1.4 billion and scored the fifth-highest grossing ever in Northern American box office without starring any superheroes, racked up a modest $6 million over the conventional weekend.
Besides, Maverick’s tally had spanned to $7.9 million by Monday holiday in the US, while “Spider-Man: No Way Home” re-release that comes up with eleven minutes of additional footage totalled a $6.55 million over the four-days long holiday.
“Top Gun: Maverick” & “Spidey” dominates box office
Aside from that, “Top Gun: Maverick,” a sequel of a 1986 “Top Gun” that also starred Tom Cruise, has been the first film ever for the 57-year-old American actor what had crossed a whacking $100-millon landmark on debut.
As of Monday night, “Top Gun: Maverick” has garnered 701.2 million, while “Spider-Man: No Way Home” grossed around $812.3 million in North America, solidifying its stature as the third-highest grossing film in Northern American domestic box office history.
So far, “Top Gun: Maverick” has been miles ahead of “Spider-Man: No Way Home” in terms of critics’ reviews, as Marvel Studio’s releases over recent years that tried to get closer to African-Americans had botched to attract the critics, but became immensely popular among an eighty million population or a fourth of entire US population-group built on Central Americans and Africans.
While “Top Gun: Maverick” has received a critics rating of 96 per cent in Rotten Tomatoes and nearly an 80 per cent in Metacritic, “Spider Man: No Way Home” has been rated at 71 per cent in Metacritic.