Expect a lot of moaning when this happens, which it very well could.
Despite seemingly being out forever, or at least back in May, the Tom Cruise sequel just climbed back up to third place this weekend. Top Gun Maverick has blown through the year’s box office stats, but with a $673,822,000 domestic gross (as of now), it’s on track to break box office records. These days that list is dominated by Disney/Marvel’s comic book garbage machine.
Top Gun Maverick has already blown past The Avengers and Titanic. It seems very likely to suprass Avengers: Infinity War. And at $700 million, it would pass Black Panther. While these are all garbage comic book movies, (there are good comic book movies, these aren’t it), Black Panther has been adopted by black nationalists. The death of its lead actor was treated as up there with George Floyd’s drug overdose death. You can see Kamala Harris doing a Wakanada Forever salute.
Short version, don’t expect these folks to take it well.
Top Gun Maverick has another $27 million to go to pass Black Panther in the domestic box office. If studio releases continue to underperform as the summer drags on, it might do it.