‘Top Gun: Maverick’ flies past ‘Doctor Strange 2’ to become highest grossing film of 2022

‘Top Gun: Maverick’ flies past ‘Doctor Strange 2’ to become highest grossing film of 2022
Tom Cruise in 'Top Gun: Maverick' (Paramount)

We all have grown up watching the iconic Hollywood star Tom Cruise’s films right from our childhood. Tom Cruise is one of the biggest stars across the globe. It was a huge blow for avid fans when they got to know that none of Tom Cruise’s previous movies ever gathered a $100 million collection at the domestic box-office. When finally fans got intrigued enough by watching the trailer of ‘Top Gun: Maverick’, they predicted that this film could give Tom Cruise his biggest opening at the box-office. Fans were right as this sequel to the original 1986 movie broke all the previously set records by earning more than $300 million across the globe within first few days of the film release.

In this promising start of a summer season within 2022, ‘Top Gun: Maverick’ smashed the Memorial Day records by a huge three-day domestic collection of over $126.7 million. Earlier, Paramount and Skydance had predicted that the sequel would rake in over $124 million domestic collection within the first three days of its release and would end this long weekend with approximately $151 million. But surprising them all, ‘Top Gun: Maverick’ sold more tickets than any other film and exceeded this four day tally count by garnering upto $160.5 million.


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With a smashing new record of $401.8 million which the film has garnered with their North American ticket sales, the stellar Hollywood star Tom Cruise’s blockbuster film ‘Top Gun: Maverick’ has ended up exceeding even ‘Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness’ film collection records ($398 million).

Tom Cruise in a still from 'Top Gun: Maverick' (Paramount)

Though it is only June 2022, the film will also have to fight its way with other big-ticket multi-starrer films like ‘Thor: Love and Thunder’ releasing on July 8, ‘Minions: The Rise of Gru’ releasing by July 1 and ‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’ releasing on November 11, in order to keep the domestic crown throughout the entire year of 2022.

Internationally, this patriotic themed sequel film to 1986’s ‘Top Gun’ has set the cash registers ringing by earning a huge amount of over $362 million also taking its global gross total collection figures to $783.8 million. If we talk about the pre-Covid standards, then undoubtedly ‘Top Gun: Maverick’ has been effectively breaking all the standard box-office expectations and setting new bars.

Because the ticket sales have been so strong within the recent weeks as well, industry analysts have predicted that ‘Top Gun: Maverick’ can be expected to be touching the huge $900 million mark till the end of its theatrical run. The film could also exceed this figure by touching the coveted $1 billion mark.

‘Top Gun: Maverick’ is already being seen as Tom Cruise’s highest grossing film in North America. By far, it is Tom Cruise’s career best role and performance within his entirely illustrious career spanning so many years now. The film is already on its way to become the iconic Hollywood superstar’s biggest ever film in terms of global box-office collections. Currently, ‘Mission: Impossible – Fallout’, which raked in $791 million internationally in 2018, is his highest-grossing smash-hit of all time. Similarly, Tom Cruise’s other most-earning career redefining films include 2011’s ‘Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol’ ($695 million internationally), 2015’s ‘Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation’ ($683 million worldwide) and ‘War of the Worlds’ ($603 million globally).

Directed by Joseph Kosinski, the $170 million mega-budget multi-starrer film ‘Top Gun: Maverick’ picks up decades after the original. The storyline of the film follows Cruise’s character ‘Pete Maverick Mitchell’ who ends up giving training to a new group of brash aviators for a key assignment. The cast of the hit film ‘Top Gun: Maverick’ includes Miles Teller, Glen Powell, Jon Hamm, Jennifer Connelly and Val Kilmer.

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