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‘Top Gun: Maverick’ Dethrones Marvel’s ‘Black Panther’ as Fifth Highest-Grossing Movie Ever

Published on September 7th, 2022 | Updated on September 6th, 2022 | By FanFest

Over the long Labor Day weekend, Top Gun: Maverick raced past Black Panther at the box office.

With $1.4 billion in global box office, Tom Cruise’s sequel took the top spot this weekend over Sony’s re-release of Spider-Man: No Way Home – The More Fun Stuff Version, adding another $7.9 million to its $1.4 billion worldwide total according to Deadline. Maverick has now amassed a total of $700.8 million at the domestic box office, surpassing Disney and Marvel Studios’ Black Panther and becoming the fifth-highest grossing film ever there .

The Paramount Pictures blockbuster is now in the top five best domestic earners of all time, behind Star Wars: The Force Awakens ($936m), Avengers: Endgame​ ($858m) Spider-Man: No Way Home ($811m).

'Top Gun: Maverick' Becomes One Of the Biggest Domestic Successes Of All Time
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With a record-breaking box office run and another 10.5 million admissions sold over the three-day Labor Day Weekend, the Top Gun sequel was declared the summer’s blockbuster with a massive ticket-selling streak. Discounted $3 tickets given as part of National Cinema Day aided Maverick’s success this weekend.

Since opening in theaters on May 27, this blockbuster has steadily added to its $1.4 billion global haul. After beating Disney’s 2007 Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End, Top Gun 2 took the record for best-ever 4-day Memorial Day Weekend box office with $160.5 million.

'Top Gun: Maverick' Dethrones Marvel's 'Black Panther' as Fifth Highest-Grossing Movie Ever

There is no doubt that  is a cultural touchstone that embodies the power of cinematic experience,”As we celebrate this enormous achievement and the film’s massive impact, we want to extend our gratitude to Tom Cruise, our filmmakers and cast, Paramount’s marketing and distribution teams, and the legions of both new and longtime Top Gun fans who keep turning out to enjoy this remarkable movie. “As we celebrate this achievement and the film’s massive impact, we want to extend our gratitude to Tom Cruise, our filmmakers and cast, Paramount’s marketing and distribution teams.

Tom Cruise’s Top Gun: Maverick is the actor and producer’s most profitable film to date, out-grossing blockbusters like Universal’s Jurassic World Dominion ($994m), Marvel’s Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness ($955m), Universal and Illumination Entertainment’s animated Minions: The Rise of Gru ($890m), and Warner Bros.’s The Batman ($770 million). Following Spider-Man‘s record-breaking box office run in December, Maverick is the second film of the pandemic era to reach $1 billion worldwide.

'Top Gun: Maverick' Flies Past $1B At Worldwide Box Office

Maverick also has a long, prosperous history at home. Since debuting as a top-20 best-selling digital release in its first week on August 23, the digital version of Maverick has broken records and climbed higher and higher among home entertainment releases.

The cast of Top Gun: Maverick includes Tom Cruise, Miles Teller, Jennifer Connelly, Jon Hamm, Glen Powell, Lewis Pullman, Charles Parnell, Bashir Salahuddin, Monica Barbaro. Jay Ellis Danny Ramirez Greg Tarzan Davis Ed Harris Val Kilmer star in the film. Top Gun: Maverick is available for streaming on Amazon Prime Video Apple TV Vudu and YouTube with Paramount+ expected to stream later this year The movie is also available for pre-order on 4K UHD and Blu-ray formats.

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