“Top Gun: Maverick” breaks a mega record: action hit with Tom Cruise beats “Star Wars” and Marvel

“Top Gun: Maverick” has been filling the cinemas of this world for weeks and has already brought in enormous sums. Now the film has again set a new record.

After several shifts started “Top Gun: Maverick” Finally in cinemas at the end of May. The long wait has not only paid off for fans of action cinema, but also for Paramount Pictures. Because the sequel to the cult film from 1986 now joins the list of the ten most successful films of all time in the USA, like The Wrap reported.

In the meantime, the action film has grossed 623.8 million US dollars in the USA and even box office hits like “Star Wars: Episode VIII – The Last Jedi” (620.2 million US dollars) and “The Avengers” ( $623.3 million) trumped. Thus, the sequel with Tom Cruise is now in the list of the ten most successful films in terms of box office in the United States of America. But that’s not all: “Top Gun: Maverick” is also the highest grossing film ever in the prestigious history of Paramount Pictures. James Cameron held the title for 25 years with “Titanic” ($600.7 million) until Tom Cruise flew by.

The box office of “Top Gun: Maverick” is also impressive worldwide: The action film is now at 1.244 billion US dollars (via Box Office Mojo). This makes it the highest-grossing film of 2022, ahead of Marvel’s Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness ($954 million) and Jurassic World: A New Age ($905 million).

If you also want to know how Top Gun: Maverick came about, then we recommend our interview with the stars of the film:

Top Gun 2: Maverick – The stars in an interview

The most successful films with Tom Cruise

If you look at Tom Cruise’s filmography, you’ll spot many a title that has achieved amazing amounts at the box office. Above all, the most recent offshoots of the “Mission: Impossible” series were able to record impressive sums. But no film has managed to gross as much as Top Gun: Maverick, which is what the sequel to most successful film with Tom Cruise power.

Before Top Gun: Maverick became the number one grossing film starring Tom Cruise, Mission: Impossible – Fallout topped the list with a staggering $791 million. With 694 million US dollars, the fourth offshoot “Mission: Impossible – Phantom Protocol” recently slipped to third place. Unsurprisingly, Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation follows in fourth place with $682 million, and Steven Spielberg’s “War of the Worlds” adaptation concludes the top five with $603 million.

Of course, it remains to be seen whether Tom Cruise will top the gigantic success of “Top Gun: Maverick” again in the future. But with “Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part 1” a film is definitely approaching that may again have a record sum. But until then, you can shorten the waiting time with Amazon’s “Mission: Impossible” 6-Movie Collection.

How familiar are you with the Mission: Impossible series? Test your knowledge now in our quiz:

Mission: Impossible Quiz: How Well Do You Know the Action Series?

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