Tom Cruise‘s “Top Gun: Maverick” has been doing extremely well at the box office, breaking many records.
The patriotic blockbuster has surpassed James Cameron’s 1997 blockbuster “Titanic“, to become the highest-grossing domestic Paramount movie and the seventh highest-grossing movie of all time at the U.S domestic box office.
“Top Gun: Maverick” allocated $662 million domestically overall, while “Titanic”, which at one point was the highest-grossing movie of all time, has accumulated a total of $659.5 million domestically.
“Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens” currently holds the top spot for the highest domestically grossing movie of all time.
“Top Gun: Maverick” is the first movie in Cruise’s more than 40-year career to reach the billion-dollar milestone. It has also overtaken Cruise’s highest-grossing movie at the global box office surpassing the 2018 thriller “Mission: Impossible – Fallout”, which managed $792m.
“Top Gun: Maverick” hit theaters on May 27 and saw Cruise and Val Kilmer reprising their roles from the sequel to 1986’s “Top Gun”.
It also starred Miles Teller, Jennifer Connelly, Jon Hamm, Glen Powell, Lewis Pullman, and Ed Harris.
Joseph Kosinski directed from a screenplay by Ehren Kruger, Eric Warren Singer, and Christopher McQuarrie as well as a story by Peter Craig and Justin Marks.
The $170 million-budgeted movie picks up 30 years after the events of the original “Top Gun” and features Pete “Maverick” Mitchell (played by Cruise) now working at the prestigious United States Navy Strike Fighter Tactics Instructor program that he attended in the original.
He is forced to navigate the increasingly complex world of drone warfare as he mentors a new generation of Navy pilots.