“Top Gun: Maverick” Surpasses “Titanic” as the Seventh-highest Grossing Domestic Release in History

Hook, line and sinker. “Top Gun: Maverick” is now the seventh-biggest film of all time at the American box office, surpassing “Titanic” as the film with the most amount of money earned through ticket sales.

“Top Gun: Maverick” has also surpassed “Titanic” as Paramount’s “Titanic” in terms of box office receipts, making it the studio’s biggest film in its 110-year history.

In spite of this, James Cameron’s disaster epic is still beating Tom Cruise’s fighter-jet adventure outside of North America with $1.5 billion at the foreign box office and $2.2 billion overall.

It is really impressive that “Top Gun: Maverick” has sold the same number of tickets internationally as it has in the United States; the film’s total earnings from worldwide are currently sitting at $690 million.

Even though it hasn’t been released in China or Russia yet, the blockbuster sequel to “Top Gun” from 1986 has already made $1.3 billion worldwide.

"Top Gun: Maverick" Surpasses "Titanic" as the Seventh-highest Grossing Domestic Release in History

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Even before the COVID-19 pandemic, “Top Gun: Maverick” was pulling in crowds in a way that would have been considered significant due to the overwhelmingly positive word-of-mouth and repeat business that it has received.

Now, it’s close to achieving Marvel’s epic superhero mashup “Avengers: Infinity War,” which is presently the sixth-highest grossing domestic release ever with $678 million. “Avengers: Infinity War” currently sits as the sixth-highest grossing domestic film ever.

After that, the films “Black Panther” (with a domestic gross of 700 million dollars), “Avatar” (with a domestic gross of 760 million dollars), “Spider-Man: No Way Home” (with a domestic gross of 804 million dollars), “Avengers: Endgame” (with a domestic gross of 853 million dollars).

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And “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” (with a domestic gross of 936 million dollars) make up the list of the top five Since its release in May, when it broke the record for the highest opening weekend gross ever with 160.5 million dollars, “Top Gun: Maverick” has continued to be a strong performer at the box office.

After ten weeks, the movie spent the entire time in the top five of the weekend box office charts. It took “Maverick,” Tom Cruise’s first movie, to cross the $1 billion mark at the worldwide box office.

“Maverick” was also his first film to gross more than $100 million in a single weekend. The long-delayed sequel, “Top Gun: Maverick,” was directed by Joseph Kosinski.

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It picks up several decades after the events of the first film and follows Tom Cruise’s character, Pete “Maverick” Mitchell, as he prepares a crew of young aviators for a perilous mission.

Miles Teller, Glen Powell, Jon Hamm, Jennifer Connelly, and Val Kilmer, who played Iceman in the first “Top Gun,” are among the cast members featured in this film.

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