Top Gun: Maverick Flies Past $1 Billion at the Worldwide Box Office

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Top Gun: Maverick has managed to earn more than $1 billion at the worldwide box office, an incredible milestone for action star Tom Cruise, who has been in the business for 40 years but hasn’t starred in movie that has made such a tremendous amount of money until now. The numbers have been confirmed by publications that include Deadline today, which noted the sequel to Tony Scott’s 1986 classic now hovers at $1.006B worldwide, impressive earnings that come just 31 days after the film’s release on May 27, 2022 in U.S. theaters. Top Gun: Maverick’s domestic haul is estimated to be $521.7 million, while its international haul is estimated to be $484.7 million. The film is directed by Joseph Kosinski and has done extremely well with both critics and audiences thanks to its engaging flight sequences and respect for the original, including exciting cameos like those from Val Kilmer’s Iceman.

TGM’s performance is a testament to the work that Paramount’s distribution and marketing teams put behind it, while Cruise himself deserves massive credit. The indefatigable star traveled to San Diego, Mexico City, Japan, Cannes, London and Seoul to promote the movie. After his Korea trip, he even made a pit-stop at the CineEurope convention in Barcelona this past Wednesday (en route from Seoul to the set of the next Mission: Impossible), thanking exhibition personally for its efforts.

What’s even more impressive about the movie that puts Cruise back in the cockpit where he first catapulted to global action stardom, is that it is reaching these hypersonic heights without China or Russia in the mix. And, it is pulling in “older” audiences as well as the younger folk who weren’t even around for the first movie.

Source: Deadline

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