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"Top Gun: Maverick" Becomes First $ 1 Billion Tom Cruise Movie

Tom Cruise's sequel to the 1986 blockbuster replaying Pete'Maverick'Mitchell's famous role earned $ 1 billion in global box office revenue. Exceeded. To Paramount.

"Maverick" is the first movie to reach a $ 1 billion milestone in Cruise's more than 40 years of career. It is also the second most profitable film in the country in Paramount's long history. 1997 "Titanic" only.

In addition, "Maverick" recorded its impressive box office revenue in some old-fashioned way. It recorded a record opening foron Memorial Dayweekend and hasn't been too late since then.

"We rarely get a special kind of alchemy to make a true event movie. We were completely surprised by the global reaction," said Paramount Pictures President and Chief Executive Officer. Brian Robbins, Chief Executive Officer, said in a statement. ..

"Maverick" was very word-of-mouth and attracted the audience, especially ticket buyers over the age of 35, to the movie. This is noteworthy as this demographic has been somewhat reluctant to return to the theater since the outbreak of the pandemic.

Also, participating in "Spider-Man: Noway Home" in December and earning $ 1 billion in global box office revenue is the second movie in the pandemic era.
"It's a monumental achievement for a $ 1 billion club movie,"Comscor Senior Media Analyst Paul Delgarabedian, (SCOR)told CNN Business. "But it's a little different that Top Gun: Maverick reaches $ 1 billion during a pandemic."

"In a movie delivered to every audience in every aspect of the world." , Starring one of Hollywood's last movie stars, so it was a perfect movie at the right time, "he added.

Criticshave also accumulated praise. The movie, which Maverick returned to teach a new set of pilots how to take on impossible missions, has a nearly perfect 97% score on review site Rotten Tomatoes.

So far, the split amount of "Maverick" is more than $ 520 million domestically and more than $ 468 million overseas. It's the 50th movie in history to make more than $ 1 billion in global box office revenue without considering inflation.

Over the weekend, Maverick ranked second in domestic box office revenue on the fifth weekend, recording $ 29.6 million. First place is the musical biography "Elvis" starring Austin Butler and Tom Hanks, which opened in North America for $ 31.1 million.