Top Gun: Maverick has reached $1 billion in box office revenue recently, making it the most successful movie globally so far in 2022. Maverick is flying higher than any previous Paramount film. The domestic box office for the Tom Cruise-starring fighter jet movie has now surpassed that of Titanic.
According to TMZ, the high-flying sequel, which has been on a roll since its release in May, has now claimed the #7 spot in highest box office sales domestically. The film raked in $662 million in tickets sold, beating out James Cameron’s 1997 classic by a good $3 mil or so at $659M.
The action scenes in the movie contribute significantly to its success. These sequences stand out and are some of the reasons we commended the movie in our review; some of them could only be shot once due to the set blowing away. Top Gun: Maverick was described as an out-of-bounds blitz of afterburner fumes and thrill-seeker highs that’s guaranteed to please viewers.
The Top Gun sequel raked in $7 million this weekend, which might sound relatively meager, but considering it’s in its 11th week in theaters right now, that’s damn impressive. While ‘Titanic’ is in Tom’s rearview, he has many other flicks ahead of him that have made far more money big picture, including, in due time, ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ and ‘Black Panther.’
Some film reporters and box office analysts think ‘Top Gun’ actually has a shot to perhaps surmount those two as the year progresses. However, the others ahead of it in line, ‘Avatar,’ ‘No Way Home,’ ‘Endgame’ and ‘Force Awakens’, are probably safe from being touched. They’ve made 200-300M more dollars and it doesn’t look like ‘Maverick’s’ jet fuel will last that long.
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