The sequel is now expected to make over $900 million worldwide, with North America accounting for $500 million or more.
Tom Cruise‘s Top Gun: Maverick dipped a paltry 29% from its Memorial Day debut owing to the phenomenal word of mouth over the June 3-5 weekend, causing a flurry of excitement in Hollywood.
According to Comscore, this is the smallest drop in history for a film debuting at $100 million or more, and it’s a small drop for any film. A 50 percent drop, or even a 55 percent drop, would have been deemed good. The bigger a Hollywood tentpole opens, the more likely movie is to lose 60 percent of its budget.
Take, for example, Marvel and Disney’s Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, which, despite plummeting 67 percent in its second weekend, became the first picture of 2022 to break the $900 million mark at the global box office on Sunday.
So, what does all of this mean? Tom Cruise, at 59 years old, has a real chance to reach the billion-dollar club at the global box office for the first time in his four-decade career. At the very least, it will become his highest-grossing film, even once inflation is taken into account. The $170 million fil has already proven to be profitable for the company.
Top Gun: Maverick, a collaboration between Paramount and Skydance, has grossed an estimated $295.6 million in North America and $261.6 million globally in its first ten days, for a worldwide total of $557.2 million.
A competing studio executive remarks, “To have this type of success at this time in his career is incredible.”
Top Gun 2 is expected to generate more than $900 million worldwide, including $500 million or more in North America. They argue that the lack of a China and Russia release is the sole reason it may not reach $1 billion.
Mission: Impossible — Fallout is Cruise‘s most successful picture internationally, grossing $571.5 million overseas for a worldwide total of $791 million in 2018. Top Gun 2 will also beat out Mission: Impossible — Ghost Protocol ($694.7 million), Mission: Impossible — Rogue Nation ($682.7 million), and The War of the Worlds ($603 million) from 2011 and 2015, respectively.
Top Gun: Maverick surpassed War of the Worlds ($243.3 million) as Cruise‘s highest-grossing picture in the United States on Saturday. After edging out the first Top Gun ($180.3 million) and Mission: Impossible — Fallout ($220.2 million), this is the highest-grossing film of the year. In terms of box office receipts, Top Gun: Maverick has already surpassed the $176 million generated by the first Top Gun.
Top Gun: Maverick might give the upcoming Mission: Impossible film, Dead Reckoning, Part One, a major boost. The film will be released on July 14, 2023, by Paramount and Skydance. According to the source, Top Gun 2 has introduced Tom Cruise to a whole new generation and it’s an excellent point.