“Top Gun: Maverick” Passes $800M Mark
Top Gun: Mavrick continues to soar (get it) to greater heights. For starters, it has surpassed Mission Impossible – Fallout to become Tom Cruise’s biggest hit. Additionally, it has also become the BIGGEST domestic hit of the year. Top Gun: Top Gun Maverick has grossed over $800M worldwide. This is split between a $422M domestic gross and a $384M foreign gross. Bearing in mind, the foreign gross becomes more impressive considering the film did not open in China or Russia.
Top Gun: Maverick, The Best Parts of the Original
In an era of legacy sequels underperforming and missing the mark, Top Gun: Maverick stands miles away from the pack. The film achieves everything it sets out to do. Moreover, it does so in a way that never feels forced or too heavily weighted with nostalgia. Not only does the movie match the action and adrenaline of the first film, it also pulls at the heart as well. The dramatic moments, especially those involving Val Kilmer, prove especially touching.
With a modest budget of $172M and an estimated $150M in marketing, Top Gun: Maverick is on track to DOUBLE it’s break-even number. This, all before father’s day which box office pendants are already predicting will put the film over $500M.
The Joseph Kosinski directed sequel stars Tom Cruise returning as Pete “Maverick” Mitchell. Maverick returns to the Top Gun academy to train a new team of pilots to fly a dangerous mission behind enemy lines. Kosinski made his Hollywood debut with Tron: Legacy (2010). It should come as no surprise that he was able to bridge the gap from a beloved ‘80s film to modern day cinema-goes. The star studded cast also includes Val Kilmer, Miles Teller, Jennifer Connelly, Jon Hamm and Ed Harris.
As if putting a final cherry on top, Paramount Pictures has one last gift to give. The studio has released a full length performance of ‘Great Balls of Fire’ as performed by Miles Teller AKA Rooster.