Of course, it's only June, so "Maverick" will have to contend with heavyweights like "Thor: Love and Thunder" (July 8), "Minions: The Rise of Gru" (July 1), and "Black Panther: Wakanda Forever" (Nov. 11) to retain the domestic reign until 2022.
The sequel to 1986's "Top Gun" has grossed $362 million worldwide, bringing its total to a whopping $783.8 million.
Even by pre-COVID standards, "Maverick" is outperforming forecasts at the box office.
Because ticket sales have been high in recent weeks, industry observers predict that the film will gross at least $900 million by the conclusion of its theatrical run, with the possibility of exceeding the coveted $1 billion mark.
"Top Gun: Maverick" is already Cruise's highest-grossing film in North America, and it's on its way to being the actor's highest-grossing film worldwide.