Top Gun: Maverick Passes $800 Million, Becoming Tom Cruise’s Biggest Box Office Hit Ever

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Top Gun: Maverick has flown past the $800 million mark at the global box office, according to a new report from Variety, making the sequel to the iconic ’80s blockbuster Tom Cruise’s biggest box office hit yet—a noteworthy accomplishment, considering the actor’s extensive resume that already includes huge hits such as the Mission: Impossible movies. Cruise has presumably given a lot of thanks to director Joseph Kosinski for his latest success, as the actor reportedly wanted nothing to do with a Top Gun sequel until the filmmaker behind Oblivion and TRON: Legacy convinced him and Paramount that it would be a worthwhile venture. Spiderhead, Kosinski’s latest project starring Chris Hemsworth and Miles Teller (who played Goose’s son in Top Gun: Maverick), premiered exclusively on Netflix yesterday. Top Gun: Maverick is certified fresh on Rotten Tomatoes with a 97% Tomatometer Score and 99% Audience Score.

The long-gestating sequel to “Top Gun,” the 1986 aeronautics action flick that solidified Cruise’s place on the A-list, has now passed “Mission: Impossible – Fallout,” which was previously the actor’s most successful film with $791.1 million worldwide. Its total stands at $806.4 million, with $422.2 million of that impressive bounty coming from domestic audiences. “Top Gun: Maverick” is currently the highest-grossing film of the year in North America.

The Paramount release continues the studio’s long association with Cruise. He anchors Paramount’s “Mission: Impossible” franchise and also appeared in such Paramount films as “Days of Thunder,” “The Firm” and “Jack Reacher.” “Top Gun: Maverick” is now the biggest Cruise movie in 23 markets, including the United Kingdom, Australia and Brazil.

Source: Variety

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