UK-Ireland box office preview: ‘Top Gun: Maverick’ takes to the skies in 737 cinemas

‘Bob’s Burgers’, ‘Elizabeth: A Portrait In Parts’ competing with the blockbuster.Long-awaited sequel Top Gun: Maverick takes flight in 737 UK-Ireland cinemas this weekend through Paramount – the fifth widest opening of all time in the territory.The number – coincidentally a significant one for the aviation industry – is also the third-widest opening for a 12A certificate film, behind Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker and No Time To Die.Top Gun: Maverick is one of the last blockbusters that were originally scheduled for the pandemic months to hit cinemas.

It was originally dated for July 12, 2019, before a delay to June 26, 2020 due filming certain action sequences.

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