FEEL THE NEED FOR SPEED! 2022's biggest blockbuster 'Top Gun: Maverick' sets Paramount+ release date

The biggest blockbuster of 2022, 'Top Gun: Maverick' is going to hit Paramount+ on this date

FEEL THE NEED FOR SPEED! 2022's biggest blockbuster 'Top Gun: Maverick' sets Paramount+ release date
Tom Cruise in a still from 'Top Gun: Maverick' (Paramount)
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LOS ANGELES. CALIFORNIA: The summer season of Hollywood lit up when Tom Cruise came out with ‘Top Gun: Maverick’ and took everyone by storm. The first ‘Top Gun’ movie came out in 1986 and became a cult classic. Since then, there was a lot of anticipation toward its sequel and it took Cruise and Paramount 22 years to release the second film in the franchise. Even though the movie was meant to be seen on the biggest screen possible, if you haven’t been able to see the film and were waiting for it to arrive on a streaming service, we have some good news for you.

Paramount’s streaming service Paramount+ has revealed that this year’s biggest blockbuster, ‘Top Gun: Maverick’, will be able to stream globally on the service beginning Thursday, December 22, in the US. Apart from the US, the movie will also be available for streaming in countries such as Canada, Australia, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Italy, the UK, and Latin America.

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A still from 'Top Gun: Maverick' (Paramount)
A still from 'Top Gun: Maverick' (Paramount)

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The movie was released in May 2022 and before its release, the ‘Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol’ star categorically stated that the movie won’t be coming to any streaming platform until it concludes its theatrical run and seven months later, the film is finally coming to Paramount+.

‘Top Gun: Maverick’ takes 30 years after the events of the original film and sees Pete “Maverick” Mitchell returning to the ‘Top Gun’ program to teach the best fighter pilots in the nation for a specialized mission that has never been done before. During his time there, he also encounters Lt. Bradley “Rooster” Bradshaw, son of Maverick’s late friend Lt. Nick Bradshaw, aka “Goose”. The film turned out to be a huge success and received universal acclaim from critics as well as audiences. It went on to earn more than $126 million in its opening weekend, making it the biggest opening weekend for a Tom Cruise movie.

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(L to R) Danny Ramirez, Greg Davis, Christopher McQuarrie, Jerry Bruckheimer, Joseph Kosinski, Jennifer Connelly, Tom Cruise, Miles Teller, Jay Ellis, Glen Powell, Jon Hamm and Lewis Pullman attend a cast photo call for
(L to R) Danny Ramirez, Greg Davis, Christopher McQuarrie, Jerry Bruckheimer, Joseph Kosinski, Jennifer Connelly, Tom Cruise, Miles Teller, Jay Ellis, Glen Powell, Jon Hamm and Lewis Pullman attend a cast photo call for "Top Gun: Maverick" during the 75th annual Cannes film festival at Palais des Festivals on May 18, 2022 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Tim P. Whitby/Getty Images for Paramount Pictures)

 

In the coming weeks, ‘Maverick’ solidified its status as a blockbuster as it continued to gain audiences even in its fifth and sixth weeks. The film remained in the top five at the box office throughout its first ten weeks of release. ‘Top Gun: Maverick’ earned more than $716.6 million domestically and another $770 million internationally, taking the movie’s global tally to $1.48 billion. It is the highest-grossing movie of 2022 and also the first movie of Cruise’s career to cross the $1 billion mark.

The movie won Best Action/Adventure Film at the Saturn Awards while Cruise won Best Actor accolade. It is also touted to be a frontrunner in several categories at the Academy Awards, including Best Picture.

‘Top Gun: Maverick’ also stars Val Kilmer, Jennifer Connelly, Jon Hamm, Glen Powell, Monica Barbaro, Lewis Pullman, Charles Parnell, Jay Ellis, Danny Ramirez, Greg Tarzan Davis, Bashir Salahuddin, and Ed Harris in pivotal roles.

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