"Top Gun: Maverick" draws biggest weekend opener ever for Tom Cruise

This is 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

The highly anticipated sequel brought in $124 million at the domestic box office as of Sunday evening and $248 million worldwide.

The film could oust Disney's "Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End" as the top-performing Memorial Day opener of all time

The movie's older audience makes its massive debut even more notable and roughly 55% of the film's viewers were over 35.

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