$116.5m in global box office

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.