“Maverick” surges past “Doctor Strange 2” as 2022's highest-grossing film in US

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“Maverick” surges past “Doctor Strange 2” as 2022's highest-grossing film in US

Top Cruise-starred “Top Gun Maverick” storms past a whacking $400 million in domestic box office, becoming the highest-grossing movie in the US this year. As “Top Gun: Maverick,” Tom Cruise’s first-ever movie that surpassed a $100 million landmark over opening weekend, had racketed up a $401.8 million in North America to claim a pole position, the patriotic blockbuster soared past this year’s Oscar nominee Benedict Cumberbatch-starring “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness,” which has had a grossing of $398 million.

On top of that, this has been the only second movie to surpass a $400 million milestone in a pandemic-era new normalcy after “Spider Man: No Way Home”. Nonetheless, since it has been the peak in US box office, it is highly unlikely for “Top Gun: Maverick” to hold on to the top stop with a number of heavyweights under way such as “Thor: Love and Thunder,” “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” alongside “Minions: The Rise of Gru”.

“Minions: The Rise of Gru” will make its debut into domestic box office on July 1, while “Thor: Love and Thunder” is scheduled to open in big screens by July 8.

Top Gun: Maverick becomes 2022’s highest-grossing movie

Across the globe, the 1986 “Top Gun” sequel had earned a $362 million thus far, totalling a $783.8 million across the globe.

Contemplating that the movie is not featuring any comic book super heroes, “Top Gun: Maverick” is performing much-better than the box office had anticipated. With ticket sales remaining strong and an inflation-surge leading to a rise in ticket prices, analysts expect that “Top Gun: Maverick” will comfortably reach $900 million by the end of its stellar run, while some believe the film could even become a billion-dollar blockbuster.