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‘Elvis’ takes No. 1 after tie with ‘Top Gun: Maverick’

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Baz Luhrmann’s “Elvis” took the No. 1 spot at the box office after a close tie with “Top Gun: Maverick,” with “Elvis” reporting $31.1 million in weekend sales.”Elvis” began its opening weekend on June 24, with expectations of the film bringing in closer to $25 million in ticket sales, according to the Associated Press. Its debut pushes it ahead of other recent biopics, including “Rocketman,” released in 2019. Starring Austin Butler as the lead, “Elvis” takes viewers on the singer’s rise to fame through the eyes of his manager, Colonel Tom Parker, played by Tom Hanks. The $85 million-budgeted film had a global start of $50.5 million in 51 markets, according to Variety. “There’s something about the movie that’s really resonating,” Jeff Goldstein, Warner Bros. president of domestic distribution, told Variety. ELVIS PRESLEY’S DAUGHTER, LISA MARIE PRESLEY, SAYS BIOPIC ‘BRINGS UP SUCH GENERATIONAL TRAUMA IN A GOOD WAY’”Elvis” is currently Luhrmann’s second-best opening, behind his 2013 version of “The Great Gatsby,” according to the AP. 
Riley Keough, Harper Vivienne Ann Lockwood, Priscilla Presley, Austin Butler, Lisa Marie Presley and Finley Aaron Love Lockwood at the “Elvis” premiere in Memphis.
(Eric Charbonneau/Shutterstock)”Top Gun: Maverick” headed into its fifth weekend of release, rounding in its worldwide box office to $1 billion, adding $29.6 million between Friday and Sunday, according to Deadline. This is the first film to hit the $1 billion mark starring Tom Cruise.‘TOP GUN: MAVERICK’ STAR MILES TELLER REVEALS TOM CRUISE’S REACTION AFTER DISCOVERING JET FUEL IN HIS BLOODThe sequel to the classic 1986 film took a 34% dip at the domestic box office while adding $44.5 million internationally. It is currently #15 all-time domestically, not taking inflation into account.
Tom Cruise attends the UK premiere of “Top Gun: Maverick” at Leicester Square on May 19, 2022, in London. 
(Eamonn M. McCormack/Getty Images for Paramount Pictures)The two films vying for the No. 1 spot was a rarity, especially with a film already in its fifth week. 
This image released by Universal Pictures shows a scene from “Jurassic World Dominion.”
(Universal Pictures/Amblin Entertainment via AP)”Jurassic World: Dominion” took the No. 3 spot after holding No. 1 for two weeks. The film passed $300 million domestically while also bringing in $746.7 million globally. “Black Phone” and “Lightyear” took fourth and fifth on the charts. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPThe Associated Press contributed to this report.  Haley Chi-Sing is a Fox News Digital production assistant. You can reach her at @haleychising on Twitter.

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