Maverick ‘Jerry Brookheimer Sequel Record Box Office Success – Deadline

Jerry Brookheimer has plenty to celebrate at Memorial Day Weekend, literally watching the long-awaited sequel to 1986 Top guns, Top gun: Maverick, Lost his previous domestic box office opening record for a holiday set before 2007 Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End.

Paramount / Skydance co-production easily won a record Memorial Day opening at BO with 156M (including preview). Pirate dIts $ 153M opening.

Top gun: Maverick

Tom Cruise in “Top Song: Maverick”
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Out of any delay caused by the epidemic, why the world had to wait 36 ​​years for Tom Cruise’s next adventure of Captain Pete “Maverick” Mitchell, Brookheimer told the Deadline that everything fell to the superstar on Joseph Kosinski’s pitch. Mission: Impossible – Fallout.

“That’s when it was about to happen,” Brookheimer said of why the sequel came to theaters now vs. a decade or two ago.

“It really didn’t get that close; we never had a script, never an idea,” said the blockbuster producer about the sequel before moving on to Kosinski.

“Joe went to Paris where Tom was shooting Impossible mission; He had a look book and a poster, ”the producer recalls. “He wanted to fix everything with the actors, including shooting in jets.”

“Tom flared up, and called the head of Paramount and the ball began to spin,” Brookheimer added.

Top gun 2Its opening is easily the best for Kosinski, and of course, Nach, Cruz; The actor is having a previous world record Mummy ($ 172.3M) and its previous record being the domestic opening World War $ With 64.8M.

In the beginning Top guns, The actors flying in the live jet also had a push to shoot, but “their eyes went back to their heads; they couldn’t handle the G-Force” mocking the producer. “The only footage was some of Tom.” Created where the actors were trained to withstand the G Force on three different aircraft before operating the F18s.

In the wake of the success of two Memorial Day weekends, Brookheimer gives the Viennese family a shout out: Father Chuck oversees Disney’s internal distribution in Vienna On the last frontier of the world When son Mark oversees international for Paramount, where Top gun 2 Cutting $ 252.7M worldwide. Brookeheimer also gave her hat tips to Paramount’s domestic distribution boss Chris Aronson and marketing boss Mark Weinstock. “But it all started with Tom; He’s the hardest working, most talented actor, “Brockheimer emphasized.

In response to the film’s extra performance in the flyover states, Brookheimer recalls, “We make films for all audiences. Top gun Is for everyone; It’s all about the story and the characters and the journey we take them. I don’t care where you watch this movie. You see it with packed viewers; It’s playing all over the world. We have huge numbers in Europe and Asia. “

Top gun And Pirates Take you wherever you are in your life, “the producer added.

Regarding sequels to other legacy franchises, Brookheimer says he is still working on another feature. National treasure While Disney + is working on a series. He is also producing Disney + movies Young and the sea Starring Daisy Ridley about Trudy Aderle, who in 1926, was the first woman to cross the English Channel. And he began to pay attention to the latter Beverly Hills Cop Netflix movie starring Eddie Murphy.

And as far as a third Top gun Yeah Al that sounds pretty crap to me, Looks like Buckheimer aint for me either.

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