'Top Gun: Maverick,' starring Tom Cruise, could be the summer's box office winner. 

One year ago, Marvel's Shang-Chi and the Mystery of a Ten Rings shattered previous Labor Day holiday records with a $94 million domestic debut.

On its way towards becoming the very first Covid-era film to gross more than $200 million domestically. 

Chris Nolan's Tenet earned $9.4 million from Friday to Sunday of a prolonged week-long $20 million international debut 

eventually hoofing out to $58 million two years ago. 

1. Top Gun: Maverick may be the top movie of the weekend this weekend.

appropriate for a summer with too few films released (140 compared to 276 in 2019 and the lowest total since 2001).