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

Jake Coyle, AP Film Writer
Posted 6/27/22

NEW YORK  — 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 …

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

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NEW YORK  — 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 to be released today, 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.

Estimated ticket sales for Friday through Sunday at U.S. and Canadian theaters, according to Comscore.

Final domestic figures will be released today.

1. (Tie) "Elvis," $30.5 million.
1. (Tie) "Top Gun: Maverick," $30.5 million.
3. "Jurassic World: Dominion," $26.4 million.
4. "Black Phone," $23.4 million.
5. "Lightyear," $17.7 million.
6. "Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness," $1.7 million.
7. "Jugjugg Jeeyo," $725,000.
8. "Everything Everywhere All at Once," $533,000.
9. "The Bob's Burgers Movie," $513,000.
10. "The Bad Guys," $440,000.

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