"Top Gun: Maverick" breaks Memorial Day weekend box office record

“ Top Gun: Maverick” is now the biggest in Memorial Day weekend history

Top Gun's smashing debut means we are "officially in the realm of consistent momentum

The highly anticipated sequel brought in $156 million at the domestic box office and $252.7 million worldwide

"Top Gun: Maverick" was released on more than 25,000 screens globally

The first Cruise-starring movie to debut with more than $65 million at the domestic box office

The film debuted 28% above Cruise's last big hit, "Mission: Impossible — Fallout" in 2018