'Elvis' Struts To Pre-July 4 Weekend With $30.5M Opening, Ties With 'Top Gun'

Although it has much less of the usual summer movie action and special effects, Warner Bros.' "Elvis" surged to the top of the North American theatrical ranking -- with some familiar company.

"Elvis" tied Paramount’s "Top Gun: Maverick" -- now in its fifth weekend -- with $30.5 million each in box-office revenue, according to Comscore.

"Top Gun" is now at an "incredible domestic cume through Sunday of $521.7 million," according to Paul Dergarabedian, senior media analyst of Comscore -- and down just 32% from its week four results.

Right behind these two was Universal Pictures' "Jurassic Park: Dominion," now in its third week, at $26.4 million.

Another Universal film, the horror flick “The Black Phone,” scored $23.4 million for its opening weekend.

Somewhat disappointing was Disney’s "Lightyear," now in its second weekend, and falling off the pace with a $17.7 million box-office revenue.



Disney's "Lightyear" and Warner Bros.' "Elvis" posted the most national TV airings over the last two weeks -- at 3,906 and 2,861 respectively, according to iSpot.tv.

Two other upcoming summer movies came in next: Universal’s “Minions: The Rise of Gru” (2,839 -- opening July 1 for the July 4 weekend) and Disney-Marvel’s "Thor: Love and Thunder" (979, opening July 8).

The biggest national TV spenders over the period were "Minions" at $6.3 million, followed by "Lightyear" ($5.6 million); "Elvis" ($4.3 million), "Thor" ($3.3 million); and Paramount’s upcoming animated "Paws of Fury: The Legend of Hank" ($1.7 million, opening July 15).

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