Maverick Box Office Overtakes Major Marvel Movie on All-Time List

Tom Cruise defeats the Avengers as Top Gun: Maverick flies past an MCU film, making it the sixth-highest domestic box office in history.

Top Gun: Maverick continues to fly past milestones and bring a hugely successful Marvel film to the domestic box office. Since its May 2022 release, the 36 Years in the Making sequel, starring veteran film Tom Cruise, has broken several records for Cruise, becoming his first film to surpass $100 million in its opening weekend and his first to break $1 billion worldwide. Among his other records, loner became the top-grossing opener over Memorial Day weekend with $160.5 million and stayed in the top five for 10 weeks after its debut. loner is not just a box office sensation; It’s also a critically acclaimed film with patient storytelling and meaningful character development.


Directed by Joseph Kosinski, the film has managed to become the 13th highest-grossing film in the world, even without screenings in Russia or China, which are usually two huge overseas markets. Domestically, the film’s box office was incredible as it shot through the all-time list and cracked the top 10 highest-grossing charts in history. This is particularly impressive given that many all-time box office hits are the result of large media franchises with a built-in and active fan base. loner beat the odds when it dethroned in 2017 Star Wars: Episode VIII – The Last Jedi, and then climbed further, surpassing Marvel’s The Avengers, Jurassic World, and finally number 7 on the list, titanic

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Now the Tom Cruise and Miles Teller film has gone up a notch. In the latest numbers diversity reported this Top Gun: Maverick officially surpassed the MCUs Avengers: Infinity War as the sixth highest-grossing domestic film of all time. With $679 million domestically to Infinity War’s $678, loner took the lead and is now nearly $21,000,000 away from being deposed Black Panther and breaking the top 5 highest domestic box office.

Although it is already an achievement for a Paramount film to outnumber a Disney film (loner is only one of two Paramount films in the top 10 as opposed to five by Walt Disney Studios), loner had to work even harder to earn his spot. Even though Infinite War Deserving all the plaudits it received as an exciting superhero crossover event, the Marvel film capitalized on 10 years of hype and was able to build excitement with around 20 films building on it. Additionally, Infinite War is part of a series, so viewers who wanted to keep up with the MCU had to tune in. In comparison loner was the sequel to a nearly 40-year-old one-off film that, despite its later cult following and ’80s nostalgia, could not have foreseen a sequel with this level of success.

Still in cinemas Top Gun: Maverick will most likely continue its meteoric rise until it faces stiffer competition in the form of Black Panther: Wakanda Forever. A hit too mavericks Star numbers could appear when the film releases digitally on August 23. However, audiences seem to appreciate seeing the film on the big screen, so it’s possible another milestone has been reached mavericks Future. With reports that the Regal Cinemas owner is poised to file for bankruptcy, Top Gun: MaverickThe continued success of is proof that theaters are not dead.

Source: Variety

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