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Top Gun: Maverick takes flight with $116.5m in global box office through Friday

The tally that includes $19 million from domestic previews and $40.2 million from overseas showtimes ahead of its official opening date in North America.

Domestically, Paramount is tracking a $123 million 3-day debut for the sequel—a figure that could climb to $150 million when looking at the 4-day holiday weekend. The film is in release in 4,735 locations across the US and Canada.

Top Gun: Maverick - Critics praise 'thrilling' sequel

Cruise reprises his starring role from one of the biggest movies of the 1980s, as hotshot US Navy pilot Maverick.

The Independent called it "as thrilling as blockbusters get", praising it as a "true legacy sequel".

The Telegraph called it "absurdly exciting" and "unquestionably the best studio action film in years".

Jennifer Connolly, Jon Hamm, Monica Barbaro, Danny Ramirez, Val Kilmer, and Ed Harris appear alongside Cruise in the film, which is released in cinemas later this month.

Tom Cruise signs shirts for football club on movie set

Woburn & Wavendon Football Club initially felt "disappointed" when they were booted off their Bedfordshire sports ground to make way for the Mission: Impossible 7 film crew.

But smiles were soon restored when Hollywood legend Cruise signed a clutch of the club's shirts.

They will now be used as part of the team's £12,000 crowdfunding campaign.

Money raised from the shirts will be put towards the club's community initiatives

Justin Bieber renews Tom Cruise fight challenges

 

The 'Baby' singer posted on a photo on Instagram of himself pretending to be a boxer for a music video, captioning the pic: "Tom Cruise is toast".

In 2019, Bieber infamously challenged Cruise to a brawl on Twitter, even tagging in UFC boss Dana White asking him to arrange it.

"I wanna challenge Tom Cruise to fight in the octagon. Tom if you don't take this fight you're scared and you will never live it down," he stated.

Recording emerges of Tom Cruise 'shouting at film crew' over Covid

The Sun published the expletive-laden audio in which Cruise said: "If I see you doing it again, you're... gone."

The paper said Cruise had seen two crew members "standing too close to one another in front of a computer screen".

Variety and Reuters quoted sources confirming the audio was genuine.

Filming is currently taking place in the UK. The Sun did not say when the incident happened, but film-makers returned to the country in early December, according to Reuters.

Tom Cruise keen to film in space

Nasa is working with Cruise to film aboard the International Space Station.

There are no details of the film, but Deadline - which first reported the story - said it would not be a new instalment of Mission: Impossible.

The report also said Cruise, 57, is also working with Elon Musk's SpaceX, which will transport two US astronauts to the ISS for Nasa later this month.

Nasa administrator Jim Bridenstine wrote on Twitter: "Nasa is excited to work with Tom Cruise on a film aboard the Space Station!"

Musk replied to say the project "should be a lot of fun!"

Tom Cruise drops Top Gun 2 trailer

Top Gun: Maverick sees him revisit brilliant but reckless pilot Pete "Maverick" Mitchell, still flying but unable to let go of his past.

The trailer shows Cruise apparently pulling off some incredible aerial moves on board a US Navy jetfighter.

"Everything you see in this film is for real," he told the San Diego audience.

"We're working with the Navy, all of the flying you see in this picture is real, I really wanted to give you all an experience of what it is to be inside that aircraft.

Justin Bieber has issued a fight challenge to Tom Cruise

Bieber has challenged Cruise to a fight in the Octagon, the home of UFC fighting.

"I wanna challenge Tom Cruise to fight in the octagon.

"Tom if you dont take this fight your scared and you will never live it down," he posted on social media.

"Who is willing to put on the fight?" Bieber asked, before tagging in the president of the UFC Dana White.

Neither Cruise nor White have responded yet to the bizarre request from Bieber.

And there's been no explicit reason given for why Bieber chose to target Cruise.

Tom Cruise gives lesson in TV settings and 'motion smoothing'

In an impassioned video posted to Twitter on Tuesday, the Mission Impossible star warned that a default setting on many high-end televisions "makes most movies look like they were shot on high-speed video instead of film".

Taking a break from filming the new Top Gun film, he appeared alongside director Christopher McQuarrie, who pleads with viewers to do a quick internet search and find out how to change the correct settings.

'Too short' Tom Cruise to be replaced for Jack Reacher reboot

In Child's books, Reacher is described as 6ft 5in tall with hands the size of dinner plates. Cruise is 5ft 7in.

"Cruise, for all his talent, didn't have that physicality," Child told BBC Radio Manchester's Mike Sweeney.

The author said a deal was signed last week to make a new streaming show.

Readers had complained about Cruise's suitability to play the imposing former major in the US military police since his casting was announced in 2011.

"I really enjoyed working with Cruise. He's a really, really nice guy. We had a lot of fun," Child told the station.