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Tom Cruise's new movie “Top Gun: Maverick” is now the biggest in Memorial Day weekend history
The highly anticipated sequel brought in $156 million at the domestic box office as of Monday morning, and $252.7 million worldwide. The film debuted 28% above Cruise's last big hit.
"Top Gun: Maverick" was released on more than 25,000 screens globally, making it Paramount's widest release in its history, per Paramount.
The film debuted 28% above Cruise's last big hit, "Mission: Impossible — Fallout" in 2018.
The movie was originally scheduled to be released in 2020, but was pushed back two years due to the pandemic.
The film has ousted Disney's "Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End," which brought in $153 million in its 2007 release, as the top-performing Memorial Day opener of all time.
Armenia, Turkey agree to open borders for third-country nationals
The two countries have also agreed to begin direct cargo flights in both directions, despite their strained relations.
‘My roof was stolen’: Syrian homes looted after gov’t recapture
Drone pictures reveal the extent of the looting of homes left behind after Syrians fled areas captured by government.
Tunisia’s draft constitution – what’s new, and why now?
President Kais Saied has pushed for the new constitution – opponents say it will slide the country away from democracy.
Libya protesters storm parliament building in Tobruk
Protesters were demonstrating against deteriorating living conditions and political deadlock, Libyan media reported.
World Cup in Qatar to use semi-automated offside system
The new system uses a limb-tracking camera system to track player movements and a sensor in the ball.
Thousands rally in Sudan day after 9 killed during protests
Funeral marches take place in Khartoum for some of those killed during anti-coup demonstration.
Crypto hedge fund based in VI ordered by court to liquidate
Three Arrows Capital Limited, recently relocated from Singapore to the [British] Virgin Islands, was recently ordered by the Commercial Division of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme...
Garden picnic ideas: 11 ways to enjoy a laid-back dining experience outdoors
These garden picnic ideas will help you make the most of good weather and throw a memorable meal outdoors
Kuwait’s Ghanem stresses the world’s need for neutral third voice
Kuwaiti National Assembly Speaker, Marzouq Al-Ghanem, said on Thursday that the world is in dire need of a principled neutral third voice calling for the application of law and ...
Safer roads, a global development challenge for all, says UN official
Every 24 seconds someone is killed in traffic, making safety on the world’s roads a global development challenge for all societies, especially for the most vulnerable, a senior ...
Qatar provides $60m in support for Lebanese Army
Qatar announced on Thursday it was providing $60 million in support to the Lebanese Army in implementation of the GCC state’s Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani’s directives.
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