'Top Gun: Maverick' beats 'Titanic' as Paramount's Highest-Grossing Release

The movie “Top Gun: Maverick” surpassed “Titanic” on Wednesday as the highest-grossing premiere in the history of Paramount Pictures studios in the United States.

At the moment, the film starring Tom Cruise has managed to earn 601.9 million dollars in US theaters, compared to the 600.7 that “Titanic” collected in 1997, according to data from the specialized portal Box Mojo Office. Although it is true that “Titanic” has been re-released on subsequent occasions and, if the accumulated billing is taken into account, it would reach 659.3 million.

Top Gun: Maverick, worldwide collection

In addition, this cinema classic that is now 25 years old is listed as the third most successful film in history, with a total gross of 2.2 billion dollars worldwide.

For its part, this second installment of “Top Gun” already has 1,190 million dollars in global sales since it was released on the May 27.

The impact of “Top Gun: Maverick” among its followers and in the press dedicated to Hollywood has been such that the film still attracts a good number of spectators to theaters weekly and experts question whether it has made a point of inflection in the ‘return to normality’ of the industry after the pandemic.

And it is that the interest of the viewers in this film did not fall despite the fact that the premiere was scheduled for 2019 and the covid-19 threw these plans overboard and disrupted the initial date.

Thus, “Top Gun: Maverick” continues to break records, after in early June it also became the highest-grossing film of Tom Cruise’s entire career in the US. Until then, the interpreter’s most lucrative film in the North American country had been “War of the Worlds” (2005)

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