It seems that Paramount now is having an endlessly successful year at the domestic box office when Top Gun: Maverick just decreased only 9% for an expected $34 million end over the extended Fourth of July holiday weekend. This will increase the movie’s running domestic total to $572 million, and take the lead role of Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness as the year’s largest hit.
The legacy sequel is estimated to gross $26.8 million during the three days at the weekend. Currently, Top Gun: Maverick is the fourth-biggest movie earning the most in the sixth-weekend haul at the domestic box office, following 2013’s Frozen ($28 million), and 2015’s American Sniper (30 million), and 2009’s Avatar ($34 million). It’s notable that American Sniper was released on a platform, and had basically been shown widely for some weeks.
Furthermore, Maverick is the year’s biggest-grossing movie in the world, with more than $1 billion in the bank — it’s also the first movie of star Tom Cruise to cross the milestone over his four-decade career. During the pandemic, in spite of the fact that some of the big streamers had spent a big interest in the project, Cruise was firm not to release it in theaters. However, the $170-million action sequence was always prepared for being shown on the big screen – Maverick has earned more than $85 million worldwide only from IMAX – this proves that Paramount’s wait has paid off properly.
With the $572 million domestic gross, the movie climbed to the top 12 of the all-time list, followed by Rogue One: A Star Wars Story ($532 million), The Dark Knight ($534 million), and The Lion King ($543 million). Other names could be listed as Incredibles 2 ($608 million), Star Wars: The Last Jedi ($620 million) and The Avengers ($623 million), Jurassic World ($652 million), and Titanic ($659 million).