Top Gun: Maverick becomes Paramount’s highest grossing movie ever worldwide as it reaches $1.2 billion globally with $600M domestic
Top Gun: Maverick has reached a new milestone, as it surpassed $600 million at the international box office.
The tally brings the Tom Cruise sequel to more than $1.2 billion worldwide, solidifying it as Paramount Pictures’ ‘highest grossing film ever globally,’ as reported by Deadline.
The film, which was directed by Joseph Kosinski, is presently at $602.5M from 65 offshore markets.
Impressive: Top Gun: Maverick has reached a new milestone, as it surpassed $600M at the international box office
And in North America it sits at $606 million, for a grand total of $1,208.5 billion globally through Friday.
It is only the 12th film to ever cross the $600 million mark at the domestic box office.
Internationally, Top Gun: Maverick holds the number three spot for the production company’s highest titles ever.
Meanwhile, in 28 overseas markets — including France, Australia, and the UK — the flick is the biggest Paramount live action movie ever.
New heights: The tally brings the Tom Cruise sequel to more than 1.2B worldwide, solidifying it as Paramount’s ‘highest grossing film ever globally,’ as reported by Deadline
Notably, this is the first film in Tom Cruise’s decades-long career to earn $1 billion.
Also notable is that Maverick outshined Titanic as Paramount’s number one domestic grossing film of all time.
The entertainment publication reported the week’s top offshore markets through Thursday as the UK with $88.8M, Japan with $65.4M, Australia with $55.9M, France $46M and Korea, $41.4M.
Incredible: Maverick is only the 12th film to cross $600 million at the domestic box office; Jay Ellis, Miles Teller, Tom Cruise, Glen Powell and Greg Tarzan Davis at a news conference in June
The film was originally supposed to be released in June 2020, but Paramount held off on the release until more fans were able to return following the pandemic lockdowns.
The latest iteration of the project — which follows Cruise as he reprises his role as Pete ‘Maverick’ Mitchell from the 1986 classic — also earned the star his first $100 million opening weekend.
Top Gun: Maverick zeroes in on the relationship between Maverick and the son of his dead best friend Goose.
Fans gave it a rare A+ grade on CinemaScore.
Where it all started: Kelly McGillis and Tom Cruise in 1986’s Top Gun
Top Gun: Maverick becomes Paramount’s highest grossing movie ever as it reaches $1.2 billion global