At the domestic box office, the Tom Cruise sequel Top Gun: Maverick surpassed the $500 million mark.
In 2022, Paramount Pictures has a lot to be happy about. The studio has enjoyed a steady string of success after several years of struggling at the box office in comparison to rivals like Disney, Universal, and Warner Bros, all thanks to Scream, The Lost City, Jackass Forever, Sonic the Hedgehog 2, and of course, Tom Cruise’s eagerly anticipated sequel, Top Gun: Maverick.
Top Gun: Maverick has become Tom Cruise‘s most profitable picture, dethroning Marvel Studios’ Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness as the highest-grossing film in the United States thus far in 2022. That is quite an achievement in an era when the MCU has become the dominating force in movies. This sequel has already passed another remarkable milestone: the $500 million mark at the United States box office.
Top Gun: Maverick grossed $8.25 million on its sixth Friday. This is a 26% decrease from last Friday, bringing the film’s domestic total to about $499.472 million, ensuring its likely passing of the $500 million mark by the end of today.