If, today, we look from afar at the weekend box office across the Atlantic, it may seem a little timid. Elvis, the baroque and extravagant biopic directed by a certain Baz Luhrmann (Romeo + Juliet, Moulin Rouge, Gatsby the Magnificent), starts with 30.5 million dollars for its first days of exploitation, which is as much as Top Gun: Maverick on that same weekend. Far from the thundering starts that we have known recently. Except that for a musical biopic, it remains a strong start. AFP tells us that’s almost twice the average for musical biopics, according to expert David Gross of Franchise Entertainment Research. exploitation. That means it continues to hover at the top of the box office despite all the new releases. And that’s still huge enough, especially considering the mind-blowing total scores. Simply put, Top Gun: Maverick is now the biggest box office hit of the year worldwide, with total box office receipts surpassing the fateful $1 billion milestone. Specifically, 522 million in the North American market, which making it the biggest hit of 2022 so far, and 484 million worldwide. In France alone, it now has more than 3.8 million admissions, which is also the biggest success of the year here. More than the fact that it is the biggest film of this first half of 2022 is above all the first time that a film with Tom Cruise has exceeded a billion dollars, making the new blockbuster the biggest success of the flamboyant career of the actor / stuntman. Just that. It remains to be seen whether the upcoming Mission Impossible will do better, or not.