This Friday, Dec. 2, select theaters will reopen with a two-week run of Top Gun: Maverick, the highest-grossing film of the year, on premium large format screens and Imax.
The announcement follows Paramount+’s decision to release Tom Cruise‘s highest-grossing film to date, Worldwide ($1.486 billion), in the United States, Canada, Australia, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Italy, the United Kingdom, and Latin America on December 22.
Top Gun: Maverick has a 99% audience approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes, a 97% critics’ score, and an A+ CinemaScore. Along with being Cruise’s biggest opening ever, it also set records for the biggest Memorial Day Weekend release ever, the highest-grossing domestic release for Paramount Pictures, the first movie to ever top the box office charts for both Memorial Day and Labor Day Weekends, and the highest-grossing movie for one of the movie’s producers, Skydance, ahead of Mission Impossible: Fallout.
The soundtrack for the movie also debuted at #1 on iTunes, #1 on Amazon, and #2 on Spotify, with Lady Gaga’s “Hold My Hand” and One Republic’s “I Ain’t Worried” both making it into the top 50 on various music charts.
Top Gun: Maverick is made by Skydance, Jerry Bruckheimer Films, and Paramount Pictures. Based on characters created by Jim Cash & Jack Epps, Jr., the film was directed by Joseph Kosinski and starred Miles Teller, Jennifer Connelly, Jon Hamm, Ed Harris, and Val Kilmer. Its screenplay was written by Ehren Kruger, Eric Warren Singer, Christopher McQuarrie, and Peter Craig.