Based on the jaw-dropping receipts from the hit film ‘Top Gun: Maverick,’ people have been officially outside supporting the sequel 35 years in the making. Starring superstar Tom Cruise, it was recently confirmed that ‘Top Gun: Maverick’ just broke a record that was in place for 25 years, belonging to the 1997 classic, ‘Titanic,’ starring Oscar winner Leonardo Dicaprio.
According to @Variety, Paramount Pictures just announced a milestone achievement, as ‘Top Gun: Maverick’ has officially surpassed ‘Titanic’ as the studio’s highest-grossing domestic film in its 110-year history. During its initial release, ‘Titanic’ grossed $600.7 million domestically, a record that has finally been broken, however it still remains as the third-biggest worldwide release of all time—-but ‘Top Gun: Maverick’ could also surpass that record as well, according to estimates from industry experts.
Paramount President and CEO Brian Robbins spoke about the staggering achievement. “For 110 years, Paramount Pictures has produced and distributed some of the most iconic films in Hollywood history, including the all-time classic ‘Titanic,’ which marks its 25th anniversary this year. ‘Top Gun: Maverick’ is a phenomenal motion picture, and we take deep pride in celebrating this tremendous achievement alongside Tom Cruise, our filmmakers and cast, our marketing and distribution teams, and, of course, all the new and original ‘Top Gun’ fans, without whom this wouldn’t have been possible.”
Since opening during the Memorial Day weekend, ‘Top Gun: Maverick’ has annihilated box office records, earning $160.5 million on its opening weekend, making it the first film in Tom Cruise’s career to surpass $100 million at the box office in one weekend.
Following its release, the film has remained in the top five at the box office and now stands as the first Tom Cruise film to surpass $1 billion at the worldwide box office.
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