This weekend, Top Gun: Maverick from Paramount brought in $7.1 million domestically and $8.4 million from 64 other countries, bringing its total worldwide box office receipts to a whopping $1.37 billion. After 12 weekends, the movie has earned $673 million domestically and $704 million abroad.
Maverick has surpassed Star Wars: The Last Jedi ($1.332 billion), Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 ($1.342 billion), and Black Panther ($1.347 billion) to become the 13th-highest-grossing movie of all time worldwide. It is now lagging behind Frozen II ($1.45 billion) and Avengers: Age of Ultron ($1.402 billion). Recently, Maverick overtook Titanic to become the seventh-biggest domestic movie of all time. It is currently just $5 million away from surpassing Titanic.
The movie may even surpass Black Panther’s $700 million domestic lifetime total, which would place it among the top five all-time domestic grossers.
It is the most successful picture in Tom Cruise’s career, the most successful film of 2022, and the most successful film in Paramount’s history. The studio sensibly decided against releasing Maverick during the epidemic, when things were more unstable. It also refrained from yielding to financial pressure and handing the film over to a streamer. And the wait was worthwhile. After a few unsettling years, the studio has made a stunning return, releasing five successful theatrical films in 2022 alone. The Paramount releases this year include Maverick, Scream, Jackass Forever, The Lost City, and Sonic the Hedgehog 2.
Maverick has ruled the box office since its $160 million premiere during Memorial Day weekend. It has only dipped out of the top five once, last week, but has risen to second place on the domestic charts this weekend. The United Kingdom is the film’s top international market ($97 million), followed by France ($52.8 million), Australia ($61.6 million), South Korea ($62.8 million), and Japan ($82 million). Maverick has earned more than $21 million in Saudi Arabia and the same in Brazil, and more than $33 million in Germany. This is how a worldwide phenomena appears.
Maverick is directed by Joseph Kosinski and follows Top Gun, which was directed by the late Tony Scott and generated an impressive $357 million worldwide against an estimated budget of $15 million back in 1986. Miles Teller, Jon Hamm, Ed Harris, Jennifer Connelly, Lewis Pullman, Danny Ramirez, Monica Barbaro, Glen Powell, Manny Jacinto, and Val Kilmer co-star with Cruise.