‘Top Gun’ stays aloft with $86M in its 2nd weekend

NEW YORK (AP) – The high-flying “Top Gun: Maverick” continued to soar in its second weekend, dropping just 32% from its opening with $86 million in ticket sales, according to studio estimates Sunday.

The Paramount Pictures release, with Tom Cruise reprising his role from the 1986 original, is holding steadier than any film of its kind ever has before. Its modest drop – 50-65% is more typical for blockbusters – is the smallest decline for a movie that opened above $100 million.

The movie debuted with $124 million last weekend. Overseas, director Joseph Kosinski’s film is performing even better. In 64 overseas markets, “Top Gun: Maverick” dipped only 20% in its second weekend with $81.7 million.