Hook, line and sinker. “Top Gun: Maverick” toppled “Titanic” as the seventh-highest-grossing film at the domestic box office, earning $662 million in ticket sales.

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

Impressively, “Top Gun: Maverick” sold a similar number of tickets overseas as it did domestically, with the film’s international tally hitting $671 million. Without playing in China or Russia, the hit sequel to 1986’s “Top Gun” has grossed $1.3 billion to date.

Thanks to rave word-of-mouth and loyal customers, “Top Gun: Maverick” is attracting audiences in a way that would have been monumental even before the COVID-19 pandemic. Now, it’s poised to hit Marvel’s epic superhero mashup “Avengers: Infinity War,” which is currently the sixth-highest-grossing domestic release of all time at $678 million.

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

Since “Top Gun: Maverick” debuted in May and broke a new Memorial Day weekend opening record with $160.5 million, it has remained a force at the box office. The film did not leave the top five on the weekend charts for ten weeks. “Maverick” is Cruise’s first film to top $100 million in a single weekend and his first to hit $1 billion at the worldwide box office.

Joseph Kosinski directed the long-delayed “Top Gun: Maverick,” which picks up decades after the original and follows Cruise’s Pete “Maverick” Mitchell as he trains a young band of airmen 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.”

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