Actor Johnny Depp who is known famously for his roll as Captain Jack in the “Pirates of the Caribbean” movies has held the record for the biggest opening during Memorial Day weekend since 2007 with “Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End” with $153 million.

Johnny Depp

Whether it was the perfect combination of much needed feel-good nostalgia and Memorial Day patriotism or just the fact that it was a really good movie, “Top Gun: Maverick,” the sequel to 1986’s “Top Gun” brought in an estimated $156 million giving actor Tom Cruise his biggest debut at the box office and first $100 million opening of his career.

This is a sequel that stands on its own and does not necessarily require movie-goers to have seen the original to fully understand and enjoy the flick. Watch the trailer below.

  • Top Gun: Maverick Movie Trailer

  • Tom Cruise

    Tom Cruise

  • Tom Cruise and Co-Star Jennifer Connelly

    Tom Cruise and Jennifer Connelly

  • Top Gun: Maverick Cast and Producers

    Top Gun Cast

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