A huge salary became known Top Gun: Maverick Tom Cruise, which is more than six times the budget of Tony Scott’s original 1986 film. 36 years after the events of the first movie, “Maverick” discovers that Cruise’s award-winning test pilot Pete Mitchell is returning to the U.S. Navy’s “Best Shooter” program to train a new generation of fighter pilots. Among this talented young group is Miles Teller’s Rooster, the son of the late RIO Maverick and Goose’s best friend, who forces him to confront his past. Along with this surprisingly heartfelt story, the sequel to Top Gun was showered with praise for practical flights.
Since its premiere in theaters on May 27, “The Best Shooter: Maverick” has become a real box office phenomenon. After the first weekend, which exceeded the $100 million mark, the film continued to show high box office receipts, eventually surpassing the $1 billion mark and becoming the biggest Cruise film ever. Last week, “Best Shooter: Maverick” broke another box office record, surpassing “Titanic” and becoming Paramount’s highest-grossing film domestically. To date, the film has grossed a total of $1.2 billion worldwide.
Now a new report shows how much Cruz has earned from these incredible box office receipts. According to Variety, Cruz’s estimated salary in the movie “Best Shooter: Maverick” is a whopping $100 million. Surprisingly, this figure is more than half of Maverick’s $170 million production budget and more than six times the budget of the original Top Gun, which in 1986 was only $15 million. Cruz received a salary of $2 million for the first film.
To help put Cruise’s huge salary in perspective, Will Smith, who earned $35 million for the thriller, is in second place on Variety’s list of the highest salaries of movie stars. Emancipation of runaway slaves. The reason why Cruz’s salary amazes his contemporaries is that his deal with Paramount allows him to earn the first dollar gross. This means that Cruz receives a percentage of the total box office receipts of the film starting from the first day of the film’s release, and not after it began to make a profit.
Given his one-dollar deal with Paramount and Top Gun Maverick’s huge box office takings, Cruz couldn’t have been better prepared to get a giant payday for the sequel he worked so hard to create. Best Shooter: Maverick is still playing in theaters, which means Cruise could end up earning even more than his estimated $100 million salary, especially since he’ll get an extra share of the movie’s rental and streaming revenue. But for now, “Best Shooter: Maverick” is still holding high at the box office, and Cruz is in the perfect position to reap the benefits.