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'Top Gun: Maverick' Is Officially 2022's Biggest Movie, Crosses $1 Billion at Box Office

Top Gun: Maverick has reached unexpected heights at the box office. As of Sunday, June 26, the movie is officially the biggest box office earner of 2022 with over $1 billion in sales worldwide. This puts it past the previous frontrunner, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, and makes it the second-most successful film release since the COVID-19 pandemic hit.
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‘Top Gun: Maverick’ Becomes Second Pandemic Flick to Soar Past $1B at Box Office

Top Gun: Maverick is really flying at mach 10 now. The blockbuster Tom Cruise vehicle shows no signs of slowing down at the worldwide box office, with it being announced Sunday that the naval aviator flick has crossed the $1 billion milestone. The second film of the pandemic to achieve the feat (after Spider-Man: No Way Home), Maverick also marks the first billion-dollar box office entry for Cruise, whose career spans more than four decades. The numbers crunched on Sunday revealed that the Top Gun sequel had finished the weekend with an estimated domestic total of $521.7 million and $484.7 million overseas. Roughly 16 percent of Maverick’s audience have returned for a second theatrical viewing, Paramount has said—while 4 percent have seen it a staggering four times or more, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The film is only the 50th movie ever made to summit the billion-dollar theatrical release mountain, when not adjusting for inflation.

Elvis Battling Top Gun: Maverick for Top Spot at This Weekend's Box Office

Top Gun: Maverick could fly back to the top of the box office this weekend. The legacy sequel spent two weeks atop the box office before Jurassic World Dominion stomped into town. Lightyear couldn't top the dinosaur flick, but Top Gun was never far from the top spot. Now it's surging again, locked in a dogfight with Baz Luhrmann's new Elvis biopic for the top spot on the chart. Both films are hovering around the $30 million mark for the weekend, but it's too close to call in either film's favor until more numbers come in.