‘Top Gun: Maverick’ becomes Tom Cruise’s first $1 billion movie

Top Gun: Maverick officially surpassed $1 billion at the global box office, per the hollywood journalist. This makes it the first $1 billion movie of Tom Cruise’s career.

maverick continues to attract moviegoers nearly a month away from its theatrical release, and it shows no signs of slowing down. Deadline reports the Superior gun sequel and the film directed by Baz Luhrmann Elvis are neck and neck for the top spot at the weekend’s domestic box office. Both films are expected to gross around $30.5 million.

Joining the billion dollar club is just the latest feat from Cruise’s star blockbuster. It broke the Memorial Day weekend national box office record with a $156 million opening, held for 15 years by Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End. The film has continued to move forward since then, despite the launch of two expected summer blockbusters in Jurassic World Dominion and Light year.

It officially became the highest-grossing film of Cruise’s career last week when it topped $800 million. The previous mark of $791.1 million was held by his 2018s Mission Impossible: Fallout.

Some analysts originally believed that maverick would start to fizzle out and settle at around $900 million, especially since the movie hadn’t been released in Russia and China, but that clearly wasn’t the case. Positive word-of-mouth and a high degree of re-watchability signal that Top Gun: Maverick will continue to perform well through the summer.

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