‘Elvis,’ ‘Top Gun’ tie for box-office crown with $30.5M each

NEW YORK (AP) – Baz Luhrmann’s Elvis Presley biopic “Elvis” shook up theaters with an estimated $30.5 million in weekend ticket sales, but – in a box-office rarity – “Elvis” tied “Top Gun: Maverick,” which also reported $30.5 million, for No. 1 in theaters.

Final figures Monday, once Sunday’s grosses are tabulated, will sort out which film ultimately won the weekend. But for now, the unlikely pair of “Elvis” and “Maverick” are locked in a dance off.

“Elvis” surpassed expectations. “Top Gun: Maverick” became the first 2022 release to reach $1 billion in worldwide ticket sales. It’s also Tom Cruise’s first $1 billion movie.