Editor’s Note Monday June 27: The actual numbers are in, and “Elvis” (Warner Bros.
) is king. Baz Luhrmann
’s film grossed 31.1 million for the three days, 600,000 higher than the initial estimate after a better than expected Sunday. Being #2 for the weekend is hardly a sign of weakness for “Top Gun: Maverick
). Its final figure of 29.6 million, though 900,000 below the 30.5 estimate both films had yesterday, is one of the best fifth weekends ever and does nothing to reduce the momentum the film with almost 521 million in domestic gross has.
Previously published June 26:
Lots of positive news for theaters this weekend to report, although like last weekend’s even better results, they come with caveats.
The standout result is that Baz Luhrmann’s “Elvis” (Warner Bros.) did over 30 million, at the high end of recent projections. Though not as big as “Bohemian Rhapsody
” (51 million), with the new film’s