Since its premiere, Top Gun: Maverick has exceeded expectations and continues to dominate at the box office. The film has consistently shattered box office records and is now Paramount Pictures’ second-highest-grossing film ever.
“Top Gun: Maverick” Becomes Paramount Pictures’ Second Highest-Grossing Film Ever
Tom Cruise‘s sequel had only recently replaced Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness as the highest-grossing film of 2022, surpassing $400 million and supplanting Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.
Now, after three weeks of international cinema release, Top Gun: Maverick is Paramount Pictures’ second highest-grossing film, surpassing Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, which grossed $402 million at its peak.
Maverick has grossed $415 million, placing it behind the iconic film Titanic, which has grossed almost $650 million.
Nonetheless, if this wind persists, the top position is within reach. Since its worldwide release, the film has become Tom Cruise’s highest-grossing film with $800 million. This beats the previous record held by Mission: Impossible – Fallout, which earned $791 million.
Undoubtedly, Maverick has been achieving astounding results and setting new marks. With $422 million pulled so far, the domestic side of this is obviously nothing to scoff at, given the optimistic global outlook.
International markets are not slack either, as $384 million has been reported from outside. This picture is presently Tom’s most successful in terms of opening weekend gross. Top Gun: Maverick is the most successful Tom Cruise film in 23 overseas territories, including the United Kingdom, Australia, and Brazil.
It is also the largest live-action film released by Paramount Pictures in 15 markets. Given that ticket sales are still robust, there is still the possibility of the picture reaching new heights, and perhaps the $1 billion milestones can be reached globally.
Top Gun: Maverick, which was released over the Memorial Day weekend, demonstrates that when a sequel is executed well, it can be a big success. In addition to Tom Cruise, who reprises his role as Pete “Maverick” Mitchell from the original film, Maverick also features Val Kilmer, another Top Gun alum.
Lewis Pullman, Danny Ramirez, Monica Barbaro, Jay Ellis, Miles Teller, Glen Powell, Jon Hamm, Jennifer Connelly, and Greg Tarzan Davis also star in the film. The director of the picture is Joseph Kosinski.
Given that Thor: Love and Thunder and Black Panther: Wakanda Forever is still to be released, it will be a remarkable battle to see if Maverick can maintain its position for the remainder of the year.