After collecting an additional $6.74 million USD on its third Monday, Paramount‘s Top Gun: Maverick has swiftly taken the top place as the year’s highest-grossing film.
According to Forbes, the film’s domestic box office total has topped $402 million USD 18 days after its debut, surpassing the $400 million USD threshold. Top Gun: Maverick has surpassed Disney and Marvel’s Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness as the highest-grossing film of the year in North America. Domestically, the Doctor Strange sequel only earned $399 million.
When 2022 is through, Top Gun: Maverick will be remembered as one of the year’s biggest box office triumphs. The Tom Cruise-led sequel is approaching its fourth weekend in theatres, and at $806.4 million worldwide as of this writing, it is the year’s second highest-grossing film worldwide, trailing only Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. With such a hefty windfall comes a slew of box office achievements, including Maverick becoming Cruise’s highest-grossing domestic film.
Top Gun: Maverick has surpassed Mission: Impossible – Fallout as Tom Cruise‘s best-performing commercial film, grossing over $800 million. The 2018 adventure starring Ethan Hunt, Rebecca Ferguson, Henry Cavill, and Angela Bassett grossed $791.1 million worldwide. Given that there are two more Mission: Impossible films in the works, Dead Reckoning Part One and/or Part Two could gross far more money than Fallout did. But, for the time being, Pete “Maverick” Mitchell is the box office king.
Top Gun: mavericks is set three decades after the events of the original Top Gun film, with Tom Cruise’s protagonist being sent to train a cadre of TOPGUN pilot grads for a risky mission. Val Kilmer (who recently shared a throwback with his Top Gun costar), Miles Teller, Jennifer Connelly, Jon Hamm, Ed Harris, Glen Powell, Lewis Pullman, Monica Barbara, Charles Parnell, Jay Ellis, and Danny Ramirez, among others, join Cruise in the cast. The film was directed by Joseph Kosinski, and the story was written by Ehren Kruger, Eric Warren Singer, and Christopher McQuarrie.
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Maverick Is In Charge Of The Story.
So, now that we know it’s a sequel, what will Top Gun: Maverick be about? If the summary is any indication, I’ll be counting down the days until the film’s release.
“After more than 30 years as one of the Navy’s best aviators, Pete ‘Maverick’ Mitchell is back where he belongs, pushing the boundaries as a daring test pilot while avoiding the advancement in rank that would ground him.” Maverick meets Lt. Bradley Bradshaw, call sign: “Rooster,” the son of Maverick’s late friend, and Radar Intercept Officer Lt. Nick Bradshaw, called “Goose,” while training a detachment of Top Gun grads for the specialized mission the likes of which no living pilot has ever seen. Faced with an uncertain future and the demons of his past, Maverick is driven into a battle with his own greatest fears, ending in a mission that requires the ultimate sacrifice from those chosen to fly it.”
The stakes appear to be much greater in this sequel, and I’m excited to watch a more mature Maverick take the lead and possibly face his issues with a younger set of pilots! Will the tables be turned against him this time?
In addition to its tremendous box office success, Top Gun: Maverick has received critical appreciation from both professionals and the general public. The sequel has a 97 percent Tomatometer and a 99 percent Audience Score on Rotten Tomatoes. Maverick received four out of five stars from CinemaBlend’s Eric Eisenberg, who described it as “a movie that feels like it is the best version of itself, and it’s a joy.”