We come to a month from Top Gun: Maverick in theaters, and Tom Cruise’s return as Pete “Maverick” Mitchell continues to triumph at the box office. Last weekend, the sequel broke the $800 million mark and became Cruise’s highest-grossing film of all time, overtaking the 2018 film Mission: Impossible – Fallout. only days later loner has now surpassed $900 million, making it just one of three films to have done so in the pandemic era.
As shared by THR, Top Gun: MaverickThe worldwide total is currently $901.9 million, with $474.8 million from domestic screenings and $427.1 million from international screenings. The only other films to achieve this since the pandemic hit theatrical business in March 2020 are Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness and Spider-Man: No Way Home, with the former grossing nearly $950 million worldwide and the latter grossing nearly $1.9 billion worldwide. Paramount Pictures, the studio that released lonerclaims that 16% of viewers have seen the film more than once on the big screen.
Top Gun: Maverick is the second-highest-grossing film of 2022, and it might not be long before it’s over Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness to claim first place. Not only that, there’s a distinct chance that loner could be the first film of the year to hit $1 billion, although that’s far from guaranteed. Even if that doesn’t happen loner has had more than enough box office success to its name, including the highest-grossing film of 2022 domestically and the highest-grossing opening weekend on Memorial Day, an honor previously held Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End.
As if the fame at the box office wasn’t enough Top Gun: Maverick‘s cap, the sequel was also met with critical acclaim from both professional reviewers and regular moviegoers alike. CinemaBlend’s own Eric Eisenberg gave loner 4 stars out of 5 in his review, calling it “a movie that feels like the best version of itself, and it’s a thrill.” It’s clearly a winner with so many people going back to watch it in theaters, which also means it’ll likely be a while before it’s available to Paramount+ subscribers.
Takes place over three decades after the original top gun, Top Gun: Maverick sees Tom Cruise’s character assigned to train a group of aviators who have graduated from TOPGUN Academy for a dangerous mission. Cruise was joined by Val Kilmer, reprising Tom “Iceman” Kazansky, and the lineup of new faces includes Jennifer Connelly, Jon Hamm, Ed Harris, Glen Powell, Monica Barbara, Lewis Pullman, Charles Parnell, Jay Ellis and Danny Ramirez. Joseph Kosinski directed lonerand Ehren Kruger, Eric Warren Singer and Christopher McQuarrie all worked on the screenplay.
If you have already seen Top Gun: MaverickBe sure to check out our sequel ending breakdown and take a look at the 2022 release schedule to find out what movies you’ll be seeing later in the year.