Top Gun: Maverick is officially recognized as the highest-grossing Tom Cruise film


Having earned more than $800 million at the global box office, “The Best Shooter: Maverick” officially became the highest-grossing Tom Cruise film of all time.

As Variety reports, Top Gun: Maverick soared above “Mission Impossible”— Fallout earned $791 million to take the top spot on Cruise’s resume, and it still has a runway as it approaches its fourth week in theaters and nears the coveted $1 billion milestone.

The current global total of Top Gun: Maverick is $806.4 million, of which $422.2 million is in North America.

During its debut during Memorial Day Weekend, Top Gun: Maverick earned $160.5 million domestically. He went on to earn $90 million and $51 million domestically in his second and third weekends, respectively, and looks set to take on newcomer Lightyear and Jurassic World: Dominion, the latter of which is about to kick off its second weekend.

In our review of Top Gun: Maverick, we said that it is “a damn stupid, silly-heroic entertainment with incredible enthusiasm — a welcome return to simpler cinematic times.”

To learn more, check out our explanation of the finale of Top Gun: Maverick, about how the breathtaking practical effects of the film were achieved and how one frame could only be shot once because the scenery was blown away.

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