Top Gun: Maverick Becomes Tom Cruise's First Movie To Make $1 Billion

Cruise is a Hollywood mega-star, but Maverick is his first movie to pass $1 billion at the box office.


Top Gun: Maverick has surpassed $1 billion at the global box office, becoming the Hollywood star's first movie ever to reach that mark. Maverick is now the second film of the pandemic era to reach $1 billion, following Spider-Man: No Way Home ($1.89 billion). It's also the 50th movie in history to reach $1 billion.

Maverick has made $521.2 million at the domestic box office and $484.7 million internationally to reach $1.006 billion worldwide.

Before Maverick, Mission: Impossible - Fallout ($791 million) was Cruise's biggest box office smash. His top 10 all time movies are listed below and include five Mission: Impossible films in all.

Top 10 Tom Cruise Movies All Time Global Box Office

  1. Top Gun: Maverick -- $1.006 billion
  2. Mission: Impossible - Fallout -- $791.7 million
  3. Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol -- $694.7 million
  4. Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation -- $682.7 million
  5. War of the Worlds -- $603.9 million
  6. Mission: Impossible 2 -- $546.4 million
  7. Mission: Impossible -- $457.7 million
  8. The Last Samurai -- $454.6 million
  9. The Mummy -- $409.2 million
  10. Rain Man -- $354.8 million

The movie saw a jump in ticket sales this past weekend, its fifth, due to its re-release in some IMAX and other large-format screens. Distributor Paramount also announced that 16% of people who have seen Maverick have returned to watch it a second time. 4% have seen Maverick four times or more in theaters, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

GameSpot's Top Gun: Maverick review scored the film a 9/10.

"This isn't the same Maverick we knew from 1986, and the crew he's surrounded by is helping him to evolve even further. Meanwhile, Rooster and the new class of Top Gun pilots more than hold their own as characters worthy of this franchise," reviewer Chris Hayner said. "Pair that with even bigger stakes than the original film and more adrenaline-packed flight scenes, and what you have is a masterclass on how to make a sequel to a movie everyone loved. It may have taken a long time to get here, but Top Gun: Maverick is a worthy revival of the franchise."

Maverick is directed by Joseph Kosinski and also stars Jennifer Connelly, Miles Teller, and Jon Hamm.

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