Paramount’s “Top Gun: Maverick” has been narrowing its gap to become a billion-dollar epic, remarking a record grossing for any movie that does not feature a super-hero in a pandemic-era new normalcy. Surprisingly, coming into the fourth week after release, the Paramount chartbuster has still been luring in a number of audiences across the globe, as the movie surged past $900 million on Monday in global box office.
At this standpoint, “Top Gun: Maverick” has had a whacking $901.8 million at its bag, as the 1986’s Tom Cruise-starred action-adventure “Top Gun” sequel became the second-largest grossing movie of the year behind Marvel Cinematic Universe’s “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness,” which has racked up a $943 million thus far.
Nonetheless, if “Top Gun: Maverick” continues to push at this rate, the movie could surpass the Benedict Cumberbatch-starred “Doctor Strange 2” over coming week.
“Top Gun: Maverick” well en-route to reach $1bn mark
However, although, the movie is yet to be released in China and Russia, the film seems to be well en-route to reach a $1 billion mark, suggested industry experts.
Reaching a $1 billion landmark would be utterly significant for both global box offices as it would suggest a return of family audiences into the silver screen, while at the same time, “Top Gun: Maverick” will become the second movie ever to touch that milestone after “Spider Man: No Way Home” since the onset of the pandemic.
On top of that, “Top Gun: Maverick,” the first ever Top Cruise movie that had stormed past a $100 million landmark over the opening weekend, has already become the year’s highest-grossing movie in US box office with a revenue of $427.1 million in ticket sales.