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“Top Gun: Maverick” soars again at the box office. After just 13 weeks in theaters Tom Cruise and his high flying maneuvers have surpassed “Avengers; Infinity Wars” to secure another top earnings spot. This weekend’s numbers rose to $679 million dollars. “Avengers” was holding on to the #6 spot with $678 million. However, this is just the domestic market. Internationally those numbers for Cruise are well over $700 million.

Keep in mind the movie has not been released in two HUGE international markets, China and Russia. Can you imagine the earnings if it had debuted there too, as movies formerly have been.

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LONDON, ENGLAND – MAY 19: Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge are accompanied by star actor Tom Cruise as they arrive for the “Top Gun: Maverick” Royal Film Performance at Leicester Square on May 19, 2022 in London, England. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

It was just a couple of weeks ago that the movie landed in the #7 spot by sinking “Titanic.” Critics thought it possible the movie would get to this spot but have remained skeptical about it breaking the top five. “Black Panther” would be next in “Top Gun’s” potential rise to the top. Regardless, Tom Cruise is expected to pocket some $100 million dollar from this film. Apparently movie goers are still feeling the need for speed as “Top Gun: Maverick” soars again at the box office