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Top Gun: Maverick Knocked From U.S. Top 10 After 20 Weeks

Top Gun: Maverick has been knocked out of the domestic box office Top 10 for the first time in the 20 weeks since its release.

The film is a many-years-later sequel to the 1986 hit Top Gun, which starred Tom Cruise as the hotshot pilot Pete “Maverick” Mitchell.

The film sees the character, now in his 50s, returning to the Top Gun program to teach a new crop of young pilots how to pull off an extremely dangerous mission.

One wrinkle in his assignment is the fact that one of these students is Rooster Bradshaw (Miles Teller), the son of the deceased Goose Bradshaw, who blames Maverick for his father’s death. The film also stars Jennifer Connelly, Jon Hamm, Glen Powell, and Val Kilmer reprising the role of Iceman.

Top Gun: Maverick’s incredible opening weekend gross of $126.7 million turned out to be just the beginning for the film, which exceeded all expectations and then some.

As of the time of writing, the sequel has grossed $1.48 billion worldwide and become the fifth highest grossing domestic film of all time.

Maverick has kept a stranglehold on the box office over the past 19 weeks, staying in the U.S. Top 10 (and more frequently the Top 5) despite the competition from the over 30 newer wide-release movies that came out between May 27 and September 30, including huge blockbusters like Jurassic World Dominion and Marvel’s Thor: Love and Thunder.

Per Deadline, the domestic box office this weekend saw three new films enter the top 10. Although the second-week holdout Smile took the #1 slot, the Shawn Mendes family musical Lyle, Lyle Crocodile took #2, the star-studded David O. Russell historical flick Amsterdam took #3, and the slasher sequel Terrifier 2 clawed its way to #10.

With holdovers like The Woman King, Don’t Worry Darling, and the Avatar re-release filling in the gaps, this is officially the first weekend that Top Gun: Maverick has not been in the Top 10 since its release over four months ago.

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