Over the weekend, “Top Gun: Maverick,” the Tom Cruise-starred billion-dollar epic, had surpassed a whopping $700 million milestone in Northern American box office, while a remake of a 1986 “Top Gun” that has also featured Tom Cruise, has become the fifth-highest grossing movie ever in the history of domestic box office.
Previously, Black Panther was holding the fifth position with a grossing of $700.4 million. On top of that, the film had returned into the top position over this weekend’s box office, while the film added another $7.9 million in revenues between Friday and Monday.
After topping “Black Panther” in terms of grossing in domestic market, Paramount was quoted saying that its “Maverick” has been the first film ever in the history of Northern American box office had been at top place during both Memorial Day and Labour Day holidays.
Top Cruise’s blockbuster “Maverick” tops “Black Panther”
Coming into the fifteenth week after release, “Top Gun: Maverick” had totalled a whacking $1.3 billion internationally, while the movie had surpassed “Black Panther” both internationally and domestically.
Meanwhile, followed by the achievement, Paramount Chief and President Brain Robbins said, “t’s without a doubt, that ‘Top Gun: Maverick’ is a true cultural touchstone embodying the power of the cinematic experience.
As we celebrate this enormous achievement and the film’s massive impact, we want to extend our gratitude to Tom Cruise, our filmmakers and cast, Paramount’s marketing and distribution teams, and the legions of both new and longtime ‘Top Gun’ fans who keep turning out to enjoy this remarkable movie”.
More importantly, contemplating the place at which “Top Gun: Maverick” has been advancing, the film could have topped “Avatar” ($760 million) while capturing top place in domestic box office in less than a couple of months, though there is a re-release of “Avatar” scheduled to be released as early as this month.