The original Top Gun surged to the top of the US streaming rankings this week as Top Gun: Maverick smashed box office records during Memorial Day weekend.
According to consumer statistics revealed by Reelgood, the most popular streaming film for the week of May 26-June 1 was Paramount Pictures’ 1986 Top Gun, starring a 23-year-old Tom Cruise as hotshot Navy pilot Maverick. Furthermore, the film is presently at No. 1 on Apple’s iTunes movie rankings in the United States.
On Paramount+, you can watch the original Top Gun, which also stars Kelly McGillis, Val Kilmer, and Anthony Edwards. The film was taken off Netflix on June 1st when it was made accessible on Amazon’s Prime Video. Top Gun was placed No. 4 on Prime Video’s Top 10 titles in the United States as of Friday, behind the original series Night Sky, Outer Range, and The Boys.
Despite the fact that many critics loathed the initial flyboy film, the buzz around the highly praised Top Gun: Maverick sequel undoubtedly fueled interest in the original Top Gun. On Rotten Tomatoes, the 1986 film has a 57 percent critics’ score, compared to 97 percent for Top Gun: Maverick.
In its first week of release, Disney+’s much-anticipated Star Wars series Obi-Wan Kenobi, starring Ewan McGregor, came in second to Top Gun. Stranger Things 4 from Netflix came in third place, which had the largest opening weekend for an English-language series on the platform, according to the streaming service.
Reelgood’s rankings are based on anonymized first-party data from its U.S. user base of around 5 million people who use the site to watch movies and TV episodes.