Hollywood superstar Tom Cruise’s latest movie Top Gun: Maverick, has overtaken Marvel’s Avengers: Infinity War in terms of the overall collection in the US. The film was released earlier this year in May and received great response from the public. Now the film has become the sixth-highest grosser at the US box office.
According to Variety, Top Gun: Maverick has collected over $679 million in North America, overtaking Infinity War which made $678 million at the box office. Globally, Top Gun: Maverick has generated more than $700 million — and that’s without playing in China or Russia, two major overseas markets. Outside of North America, top-earning territories include the United Kingdom ($95 million), Japan ($82 million), Korea ($62 million), Australia ($60 million) and France ($52.8 million). Globally, it’s the 13th-highest grossing movie ever with $1.379 billion to date.
Black Panther ($700 million), Avatar ($760 million), Spider-Man: No Way Home ($804 million), Avengers: Endgame ($853 million), and Star Wars: The Force Awakens ($936 million) make out the list of the top five films in US ever.
Top Gun: Maverick is the sequel to 1986 super-hit film Top Gun, which had Tom Cruise, Kelly McGillis and Val Kilmer in the lead roles. The movie has also surpassed Titanic as Paramount studio’s most popular movie raking in $1.5 billion abroad and $2.2 billion worldwide.
The film has been a massive hit since its release in May. It made $160.5 million on its opening weekend. For 10 weeks, the film remained in the top five of the weekend rankings. It is Cruise’s first film to gross more than $100 million in a single weekend and to score $1 billion globally. Cruise was paid more than $100 million to star in the film.