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Top Gun: Maverick has proven to be one of Paramount Pictures’ most successful movies ever.

A press release shared by Paramount Pictures this week can confirm that the sequel to Tony Scott’s 1986 hit is now the studio’s highest-grossing domestic film in its extensive 110-year history, having earned over $601.919 million at the U.S. box office to date. That figure places Top Gun: Maverick above James Cameron’s Titanic, which grossed $600.788 million domestically in its original 1997 release.

“For 110 years, Paramount Pictures has produced and distributed some of the most iconic films in Hollywood history, including the all-time classic Titanic, which marks its 25th anniversary this year,” said Brian Robbins, President and CEO of Paramount Pictures.

Top Gun: Maverick is a phenomenal motion picture, and we take deep pride in celebrating this tremendous achievement alongside Tom Cruise, our filmmakers and cast, our marketing and distribution teams, and, of course, all the new and original Top Gun fans, without whom this wouldn’t have been possible.”

Top Gun: Maverick has also grossed $595.6 million in the international box office, leading to global earnings of $1.1975 billion. The movie is the highest-grossing feature yet for Tom Cruise, who will be back on the silver screen in a new Mission: Impossible film that’s slated for release next year.

Joseph Kosinski, who directed Top Gun: Maverick, told Vulture in an interview that Tom Cruise had no interest in a Top Gun sequel initially, but the actor quickly changed his mind after hearing the filmmaker’s pitch.

“[…] I opened with the idea that this is a rite-of-passage story like the first film, Kosinki said. “The first film is a drama, even though it’s wrapped in this glossy action film.”

Source: Paramount

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6 comments

  1. Titanic was a **** film.

    I haven't seen Maverick yet (haven't seen any movies in over a year*) but I usually don't have high hopes for remakes, especially ones with such unrealistic premises.

    *We bought a house in May last year, and I haven't been able to prep the space I want to set up my home theater in yet. I've just been too busy. And I simply do not go to theaters anymore. Haven't in over a decade.
  2. Man, I have not heard a single bad thing about this movie. Everyone I know who has seen it loves it. I keep hearing praise for it online, and in these forums too.

    I usually don't have high hopes for remakes
    Remakes? I thought this was a sequel.
  3. Man, I have not heard a single bad thing about this movie. Everyone I know who has seen it loves it. I keep hearing praise for it online, and in these forums too.


    Remakes? I thought this was a sequel.

    It is... the post you quoted is someone who missed their morning coffee and was jumping on the internet trash it before you see it mentality of something that they have self imposed requirements to dislike. Even after they see the movie it will be a "It was alright but not as good as everyone made it out to be" bs type post. We've all been there. ;)
  4. Man, I have not heard a single bad thing about this movie. Everyone I know who has seen it loves it. I keep hearing praise for it online, and in these forums too.

    Remakes? I thought this was a sequel.

    My bad.

    Mass appeal generally makes me suspicious. You know, lowest common denominator type of things.

    Based on historical data, the more people who like something, almost anything, the higher the chances are I will think it is dumb, but I am trying to keep an open mind.
  5. Titanic was a **** film.

    I haven't seen Maverick yet (haven't seen any movies in over a year*) but I usually don't have high hopes for remakes, especially ones with such unrealistic premises.

    *We bought a house in May last year, and I haven't been able to prep the space I want to set up my home theater in yet. I've just been too busy. And I simply do not go to theaters anymore. Haven't in over a decade.

    Its a sequel, but it does have some tints of a remake.

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