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Top Gun: Maverick flies past the $1billion mark at box office

Tom Cruise’s highest-earning movie to date continues to soar

Written by
Jon Hornbuckle

Top Gun: Maverick continues to speed past box-office records like the fighter jets featured in the hit movie.

The action sequel has now passed the $1 billion mark at the global box office in just 31 days since its release in cinemas.

This puts Top Gun: Maverick firmly in the top 50 highest-grossing movies of all time and overtakes Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness as the biggest film of 2022 so far.

It’s also become just the second film to gross $1 billion in the pandemic era – after Spider-Man: No Way Home - and it has also quickly become the highest-grossing film of Cruise’s career, outgrossing 2018’s Mission: Impossible – Fallout.

The movie’s biggest audience is in the US, where it has earned an impressive $522 million, followed by the UK ($70m) and Japan ($41m). 

Top Gun: Maverick continues to take up space near the top of the box office charts despite facing competition from Hollywood heavyweights like Jurassic World Dominion, Pixar’s Lightyear, and Baz Luhrmann’s Elvis biopic.

Variety reports that after a turbulent time during the Covid-19 pandemic, cinema owners are ‘feeling optimistic’ following a weekend which saw four movies – Elvis, Blumhouse thriller The Black Phone, Top Gun: Maverick, and Jurassic World Dominion – all gross over $20million in the US.

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