“Top Gun: Maverick” surpasses “Titanic” for domestic box office record

hook, cord and sinker. Top Gun: Maverick toppled Titanic as the seventh-biggest film of all time at the domestic box office, grossing $662 million in ticket sales.

For Paramount, Top Gun: Maverick has also overtaken Titanic as the studio’s biggest film in its 110-year history. However, James Cameron’s disaster epic still surpasses Tom Cruise’s fighter jet adventures outside of North America with $1.5 billion at the international box office and $2.2 billion worldwide.

Impressively, Top Gun: Maverick has sold a similar number of tickets abroad as it did domestically, with the film’s international tally being US$690 million. Without having set in China or Russia, the blockbuster sequel to 1986’s “Top Gun” has grossed $1.3 billion to date.

Thanks to enthusiastic word of mouth and regular customers, Top Gun: Maverick is pulling in audiences in ways that would have been monumental even before the COVID-19 pandemic. Now it’s on the verge of catching Marvel’s epic superhero mashup, Avengers: Infinity War, which currently ranks as the sixth-highest-grossing domestic release of all time at $678 million.

Additionally, the list of top five domestic releases of all time consists of Black Panther ($700 million), Avatar ($760 million), Spider-Man: No Way Home ($804 million), Dollar) and Avengers: Endgame. ($853 million) and “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” ($936 million).

Since debuting in May and setting a new Memorial Day weekend opening record for $160.5 million, Top Gun: Maverick has remained a box office hit. The film stayed in the top 5 of the weekend charts for ten weeks. Maverick is Cruise’s first film to surpass $100 million in a single weekend and his first to gross $1 billion at the worldwide box office.

Joseph Kosinski directed the long-delayed Top Gun: Maverick, set decades after the original and following Cruise’s Pete “Maverick” Mitchell as he trains a young group of aviators for a dangerous mission. The cast includes Miles Teller, Glen Powell, Jon Hamm, Jennifer Connelly and Val Kilmer, who played Iceman in the first Top Gun.

https://variety.com/2022/film/box-office/top-gun-maverick-titanic-box-office-record-1235330544/ “Top Gun: Maverick” surpasses “Titanic” for domestic box office record

Charles Jones

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