Without accounting for inflation, Top Gun: Maverick has become Tom Cruise‘s highest-grossing film worldwide.
The Paramount and Skydance film has grossed $806.3 million globally, including $422.1 million domestically and $384.2 million internationally, as of Thursday.
That’s enough to beat Cruise’s previous highest-grossing film, Mission: Impossible — Fallout, which took in $791 million worldwide in 2018.
Tom Cruise, 59, has a chance to reach the billion-dollar club at the global box office for the first time in his four-decade career.
The word-of-mouth for Top Gun: Maverick has been phenomenal. On Rotten Tomatoes, critics gave the long-awaited sequel a 96 percent rating, while audience members gave it an A+ CinemaScore.
The film is expected to gross over $900 million worldwide, with North America accounting for $500 million or more. According to them, the lack of a China and Russia release is the sole reason it may not reach $1 billion.
When Top Gun: Maverick passed War of the Worlds ($243.3 million), it had already become Cruise’s highest-grossing film domestically.