It has been reported that the popular new Air Force-themed film Top Gun: Maverick has now struck box office gold, surpassing Marvel’s 2018 hit Black Panther for the slot of 5th highest grossing movie ever. Variety reports that the film has now made $701 million in North America, dethroning Black Panther, which took home $700 million while running in theatres.
American Military News reports:
It’s the latest milestone for “Top Gun: Maverick,” which was already the top-earning Hollywood film of 2022 and boasts a worldwide gross of $1.4 billion.
The film serves as a long-awaited sequel to 1986′s original “Top Gun,” with Tom Cruise returning as the hotshot Navy pilot Capt. Pete “Maverick” Mitchell, who must now train a new generation of aviators.
Next up on the domestic list is James Cameron’s “Avatar,” which ranks fourth ever with $760 million in North America. It’s set to be rereleased in theaters later this month.
“Star Wars: The Force Awakens” is the biggest domestic movie of all time with a $936 million haul, while “Avengers: Endgame” ranks second with $858 million.
Wakanda Forever, the sequel to Black Panther, is set to hit theatres in November, but it is unclear if it will reach box office glory.
Good movie. Cruise was good. We need a little good old Love America movie these days.
I haven’t seen it but will buy it when it comes on blu-ray.