Last week, the box-office for Top Gun: Maverick reached $800 million worldwide, becoming Tom Cruise’s biggest movie yet. The sequel has reached yet another milestone, now sitting at $901.9 million worldwide, with a domestic total of $474.8 million and an international total of $427.1 million.
This places Top Gun: Maverick as only the third Hollywood movie of the pandemic to cross the $900 million box-office mark, behind only Doctor Strange and the Multiverse of Madness ($943 million) and Spider-Man: No Way Home (1.9 billion). Not bad, Maverick. Not bad at all. Paramount Pictures has said that more than 16% of the audience for Top Gun: Maverick have seen the film more than once in theatres with 4% having seen it four times or more. Will Top Gun: Maverick be able to crack $1 billion? Time will soon tell, but box-office sources tell THR that the only reason it may not happen would be due to the “absence of a China and Russia release.” Audiences have clearly been hungry for a reason to return to theaters, and Top Gun: Maverick is perfect big-screen entertainment.
In addition to the robust box-office, Top Gun: Maverick has earned stellar reviews and is currently sitting at 98% on Rotten Tomatoes. How long before they get the ball rolling on a sequel?
The official synopsis for Top Gun: Maverick:
After more than thirty years of service as one of the Navy’s top aviators, Pete “Maverick” Mitchell (Tom Cruise) is where he belongs, pushing the envelope as a courageous test pilot and dodging the advancement in rank that would ground him. When he finds himself training a detachment of TOPGUN graduates for a specialized mission the likes of which no living pilot has ever seen, Maverick encounters Lt. Bradley Bradshaw (Miles Teller), call sign: “Rooster,” the son of Maverick’s late friend and Radar Intercept Officer Lt. Nick Bradshaw, aka “Goose.” Facing an uncertain future and confronting the ghosts of his past, Maverick is drawn into a confrontation with his own deepest fears, culminating in a mission that demands the ultimate sacrifice from those who will be chosen to fly it.
Top Gun: Maverick is still playing in theaters. Check out a review from our own Chris Bumbray and let us know what you thought of the film as well! How many times have you watched the movie? Are you one of the 4% who has seen it four or more times?