“Top Gun: Maverick,” a Tom Cruise-starred sequel of a 1984 “Top Gun,” became the most-viewed movie across the globe at its opening weekend in streaming media, Paramount+ said in a statement on Wednesday. In point of fact, “Top Gun: Maverick” has been the highest-grossing film of 2022 with a whacking $1.4 billon at its chest, while the film also had broken off a number of records. “Top Gun: Maverick” had been the Tom Cruise’s first-ever film that had crossed a $100 million barrier over the opening weekend, while the film has been the only family-genre movie in a pandemic-era new normalcy to hit a $1 billion mark.
“Top Gun: Maverick” becomes the most-streamed movie at opening weekend
In tandem, “Top Gun: Maverick” came into streaming media on December 22, while the film had become the most-streamed film across the globe between December 22 and December 25.
Meanwhile, followed by the release of the statement, the President and CEO of Paramount Pictures’ Chief Content Officer and head of movies and kids & family alongside Paramount+, Brain Robbin said, “The runaway success of this film across theatrical, digital and now in streaming is an undeniable proof point demonstrating the power of Paramount’s multi-platform release strategy.
Across all our 2022 titles, and now with ‘Top Gun: Maverick,’ our studio has unlocked the value of variable windowing that streaming provides to augment a film’s overall success”. As “Top Gun Maverick” had been met with little resistance, Paramount+ had added a swathe of films at its streaming media platform over recent weeks including “Smile,” a horror that had received warm welcome from the critics alongside Sandra Bullock starring “The Lost City” among others.