Since its release on May 27th, the sequel has earned $521.7 million domestically and an additional $484.7 million overseas, becoming the 50th movie in history to achieve a $1 billion global box office total (not adjusted to inflation).
Prior to today, Cruise’s best box office showing was 2018’s Mission: Impossible — Fallout, which grossed $791 million worldwide.
Top Gun: Maverick is also only the second film since the beginning of the pandemic to earn $1 billion worldwide, following Spider-Man: No Way Home.
In the weeks ahead, Top Gun: Maverick should only add to its impressive box office showing, thanks to his 120-day exclusive theatrical window. Even five weeks removed from its release, the film continues to show strong tailwinds (earning $30.5 million domestically and $44.5 million overseas this weekend), and interest in repeat viewership (more than 16% of its audience has already seen Maverick more than once) (per The Hollywood Reporter).
Ed. Note: When a sequel is made 35 years after the original, returning cast members aren’t going to look the same. In Hollywood, that can create something of a no-fly zone, as Kelly McGillis was well aware of when it came to casting for Top Gun: Maverick. We’re celebrating her acceptance of aging gracefully with our new “Age-Appropriate” T-shirt, available exclusively via Consequence Shop.