Top Gun was released on May 16, 1986 and eventually became a pop culture success. The much-anticipated sequel to Top Gun finally released last month, and it was a resounding success. Top Gun: Maverick has achieved a significant milestone by being Tom Cruise’s first movie to surpass the $1 billion mark worldwide.

Top Gun: Maverick is making news once more after surpassing the coveted $1 billion milestone and returning to the top, leaving all other blockbusters well behind. Maverick outperformed all early projections, taking in an amazing $1.006 billion globally in just under a month. It steals the show in its sixth weekend.

The top film from Paramount took the top place, earning $521.7 million domestically and $484.7 million internationally. The Top Gun sequel has become a stunning hit in just one month, becoming the first movie of the year to surpass the $1 billion mark. Maverick won the top place this past weekend in its first weekend of release in Korea, earning an incredible $12.9 million from just 478 theaters.

Maverick now aims for the title of highest-grossing movie globally after already staking its claim for the year’s highest-earning movie domestically, surpassing Disney’s Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. The overseas earnings now reach $484.7 million on top of the $499 million domestic earnings, a drop of only 26% from the previous weekend. In Tom Cruise’s four-decade-long career of blockbusters, which includes his previous most successful movie Mission: Impossible – Fallout, which only made $791.1 million worldwide, this billion-dollar milestone will be the first.

Without debuts in two significant territories, Russia and China, Top Gun: Maverick has beaten Sony’s Spider-Man: No Way Home in its fifth weekend. Maverick continued to dominate in Japan, taking another astounding $4.7 million from just 376 venues and claiming the top spot for the sixth weekend in a row.

Globally, Maverick has made $484.7 million, with Korea topping the list, followed by Japan ($51.1 million total), the UK ($4.3 million), Australia ($3.6 million), France ($3.8 million), and Germany ($1.7 million) for its fifth weekend, for a total of $23.4 million worldwide. The UK dropped just 18 percent from last weekend. The Paramount sequel is reaching new heights long after its prolonged Memorial Day weekend debut.

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