Top Gun: Maverick has had impressive success at the box office since premiering.
The film is the first film in Cruise’s more than 40-year career to achieve more than $1 billion worldwide — and it’s also the second-highest-grossing film in Paramount’s long history in terms of domestic figures, behind only 1997’s Titanic.
“It’s rare to get the special kind of alchemy that creates a true event film, and we have been absolutely blown away by the global response,” Brian Robbins, Paramount Pictures’ president, and CEO said in a statement.
Top Gun: Maverick is also only the second movie of the pandemic era to make $1 billion at the global box office, joining December’s Spider-Man: No Way Home.
Cruise tweeted his appreciation: “to all the films in release, to all the studios, and to all the exhibitors: congratulations. To the audience: thank you for venturing out and allowing us to entertain you. See you at the movies.”
Cruise’s previous biggest film worldwide was Mission: Impossible — Fallout, which grossed $791 million in 2018, not adjusted for inflation.