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Top Gun: Maverick is now the most profitable movie of 2022 and the most profitable of Tom Cruise’s career. Its global box office earnings have surpassed $1 billion (£810 million).
The movie outperformed the highest prior earner Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness after 31 days thanks to a global audience that has remained loyal to it.
Top Gun Maverick has surpassed Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness as the biggest grossing movie of 2022, with box office receipts of $1.006 billion (£813 million) after 31 days of release, according to Variety. The US is by far the film’s biggest market, where it has made $522 million. The UK came in second with $70 million, and Japan came in third with $41 million.
At the international box office, Top Gun: Maverick has also easily surpassed Tom Cruise’s highest-grossing movie, the suspenseful 2018 movie Mission: Impossible – Fallout, which brought in $792 million.
With revenue forecasts indicating that it would return to the No. 1 spot in its fifth week of release, ahead of the Baz Luhrmann-directed Elvis, the movie has proven to be enduring in the US box office charts. However, Elvis ultimately came up on top, winning $31.1 million to Top Gun Maverick’s $29.6 million. Top Gun Maverick was previously dethroned by movies like Lightyear and Jurassic World Dominion but was able to surpass them while its competitors’ numbers dropped.
While right-wing pundits assert that viewers are responding to the movie’s purportedly conservative and “anti-woke” themes, Variety claims that “critical acclaim and fantastic word-of-mouth” have helped the movie reach these numbers. The highest-grossing movie since the disruption caused by the Covid epidemic in the movie business is still Spider-Man: No Way Home, which was released in 2021 and had a $1.9 billion global box office.