Top Gun: Maverick: Tom Cruise Movie Crosses the $1 Billion Mark at Global Box-Office

Directed by Joseph Kosinski, the sequel is only the second film of the pandemic era to achieve the milestone.

Top Gun: Maverick has joined the billion-dollar club at the global box office.

It’s the first Tom Cruise to achieve the milestone, and the 50th Hollywood movie overall, not adjusted for inflation.

Director Kosinski’s film passed the barrier after finishing Sunday with an estimated domestic total of $521.7 million and $484.7 million overseas for a global figure north of $1 billion.

Top Gun: Maverick enjoyed boost in its fifth weekend due to being rereleased in select Imax and premium large-format screens. The Paramount release grossed $30.5 million domestically and $44.5 million overseas for a weekend total.

The sequel is only the second Hollywood title of the pandemic era to cross $1 billion behind Sony and Disney’s Spider-Man: No Way Home ($1.89 billion).

Repeat Viewing

More than 16 percent of Top Gun 2′s audience has seen the film more than once in theaters, while 4 percent have seen it four times or more.

Cruise’s previous biggest film worldwide was Mission: Impossible — Fallout, which grossed $791 million in 2018, not adjusted for inflation.

Top Gun: Maverick is also Paramount’s biggest live-action movie in 15 markets, including the U.K., Australia, France and Brazil, as well as the studio’s highest-grossing original release at the domestic box office behind Titanic.

The first Top Gun, released in 1986, earned $357.8 million at the worldwide box office, unadjusted.