'Top Gun: Maverick' by the numbers: 10 top facts about the record-breaking movie
‘Top Gun: Maverick’ is so far the highest-grossing film of 2022
Tom Cruise’s "Top Gun: Maverick" has broken a domestic box office record.
It’s pulled in more than $601.9 million in North America in seven weeks — making it the highest-grossing film for Paramount Pictures to date.
The fictional action-adventure film beat out "Titanic’s" $600.7 million, which was Paramount’s previous high earner.
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Globally, the sequel has made over a billion dollars as fans flock to see the continuation of Navy Captain Pete "Maverick" Mitchell’s story through Cruise’s reprised role.
Here are 10 spoiler-free number-based facts about "Top Gun: Maverick."
5-27-22 – "Top Gun: Maverick" was released in U.S. theaters on May 27, 2022.
36 – The movie sequel debuted 36 years after the original "Top Gun" — which was released on May 16, 1986.
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5 – The release date for "Top Gun: Maverick" was originally slated for July 12, 2019, but it was changed five times due to reshoots and the COVID-19 pandemic.
10 – Film producer David Ellison told Bloomberg that "Top Gun: Maverick" took eight years to develop and two years to make.
$170M – The film’s estimated production budget is said to have been $170 million, according to IMDb — an online entertainment information database that aggregates production details and reviews for films, TV and streaming shows, video games and more.
131 – The action-adventure movie’s runtime is 131 minutes (two hours and 11 minutes).
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$1.2B – As of July 13, "Top Gun: Maverick" grossed nearly $1.2 billion worldwide, according to ticket sale data published by Box Office Mojo by IMDbPro.
97% – "Top Gun: Maverick" has an average Rotten Tomatoes score of 97% from more than 430 professional critic reviews. The audience score is even higher, with a 99% achieved from "50,000+ verified ratings."
$12.5M – Tom Cruise reportedly made an "up-front" $12.5 million for starring in "Top Gun: Maverick" and will receive more than 10% of the first dollar gross, according to a June report from Forbes.
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0 – "Top Gun: Maverick" isn’t available for streaming in anywhere in the world. The film’s producer and distributor, Paramount Pictures, is expected to hold the movie for its Paramount+ streaming service. A formal announcement has yet to be made.