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Top Gun: Maverick Flies Past Avengers: Infinity War’s Box Office Tally

The movie theater remains the best way to experience Top Gun Maverick as Tom Cruise shatters Avengers: Infinity War’s box office record.

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After surpassing Marvel Studios’ Avengers: Infinity War and facing minimal competition for the remainder of the year, Top Gun: Maverick is still on track to become not just the biggest movie of 2022, but also one of the most profitable films of the previous ten years.

Top Gun: Maverick, according to Box Office Mojo, has outperformed Avengers: Infinity War at the domestic box office, bringing in $679 million. When combined with its overseas revenues, Tom Cruise’s blockbuster has made a total of $1.403 billion worldwide. This new record for box office revenue was set precisely one month after the Top Gun sequel topped the first Avengers film and, at least when adjusted for inflation, eclipsed films like Titanic and Jurassic Park.

Starting on August 23, Top Gun: Maverick will be available digitally across a range of platforms. However, Paramount’s plan to extend the film’s run in theaters may enable it to surpass Black Panther’s $700 million total in the near future. The success of the movie has supported Cruise and the studio’s choice to delay the release of Top Gun as long as possible in order to wait until the market conditions were favorable for a wide-spread and protracted theatrical run.

Internationally, Frozen 2 ($1.450 billion), Furious 7 ($1.516 billion), and the first The Avengers ($1.518 billion) should be Maverick’s next two aims. All of these milestones were achieved with the undeniable benefit of being able to rely on the enormous revenue generated by the Chinese box office, whose censors forbade the release of Top Gun: Maverick in the country’s interior. In any case, Top Gun: Maverick’s successful box office performance may serve as a significant example for future blockbusters.

In contrast to the current trend in the film industry, which has been toward shorter theatrical showing windows, usually around the 45-day mark, Top Gun: Maverick has now more than doubled that standard and has the financial resources to support it. All of that, together with Paramount’s hesitation to remove Top Gun from its streaming service, means that movie theaters are still the preferred choice for the majority of those who want to see or revisit the movie.

Cruise’s star power is set to propel Top Gun: Maverick to the very top unless the much awaited Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, one of Marvel Studios’ impending blockbusters, or some other cinematic surprise crops up over the remaining months of the year. In the end, that seems like the ideal reward for a follow-up to Tony Scott’s Top Gun.

In theaters currently comes Top Gun: Maverick.

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