"Top Gun: Maverick" became Tom Cruise's highest-grossing film
Joseph Kosinski’s action movie “Top Gun: Maverick” grossed $902 million at the box office in less than a month and became the highest-grossing film starring Tom Cruise.
So far, the highest-grossing film starring Cruise was “Mission Impossible: Consequences” (2018), which grossed $791 million at the box office. Of the $901.9 million earned by the new film since May 18, $475 million has come from theaters in the United States and $427 million from audiences outside the United States, Deadline specified.
The blockbuster is most popular in the U.K. ($72 million), Japan ($44 million), Australia ($41 million), France ($35 million) and Germany ($21 million). The portal believes that by early next week, “Top Gun: Maverick” stands a good chance of reaching the $1 billion mark.
“Top Gun: Maverick” was first screened at the 75th Cannes Film Festival, which ran May 17-28, 2022. The blockbuster was a sequel to “Top Gun” (1986) directed by Tony Scott. The popular 1980s film made Tom Cruise a movie star, though he initially declined the role. Only a fee of $1 million could convince him in 1986.
In the sequel, whose budget was $ 140 million, Cruise returned to the role of Pete Mitchell, nicknamed Maverick, but as a flight instructor, not a pilot. Partner of the actor became Jennifer Connelly – winner of the “Oscar” for her role in the movie “Mind Games” (2001).
During the filming, aerial stuntman Art Scholl went missing, his plane crashed into the Pacific Ocean and has not been found since. The film was originally scheduled to premiere in the summer of 2019, but the date has since been postponed several times for various reasons, including the pandemic.