With such an extensive filmography, and with so many blockbusters that Tom Cruise has starred in – take for example the action franchise Mission: Impossible– we find it incredible to see the numbers the sequel is doing Top Gun: Maverickwhich Paramount Pictures and Skydance released in theaters in the United States this past weekend, May 27, 2022, and to report that with a $160.5 million domestic box office (domestic box office takes into account a 4-day release over Memorial Day weekend in the US), and a $300 million global box officeofficially breaks the following records.
THE RECORDS OF THE PREMIERE OF TOP GUN: MAVERICK:
- It is the highest-grossing opening of all time in Cruise’s career..
- Is he highest-grossing domestic release of Memorial Day weekendbreaking the record of 15 years, imposed by Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s Endin 2007!, with an opening of $139.8 million dollars.
- 6 million viewers have watched Top Gun: Maverickto date, marking the third highest attendance in times of pandemicbehind of Spider-Man: No Way Home (20.6 million), and Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness (14 million), in an opening weekend.
The sequel, starring Cruise, was released in theaters in Mexico in preview on May 21 and 22, and premiered on May 25. It maintains a 96% approval rating from critics on Rotten Tomatoes, with 338 reviews recorded, and a 99% approval rating from the audience with more than 5,000 verified reviews on the specialized site.
With the critics and the audience in his favor, it is obvious to wonder if there are plans for a third film, however, the producer Jerry Bruckheimer told Deadline that there’s no talk of a next installment at the moment: “We are enjoying this one; Let’s ride this wave.” Although it could only be a matter of time before the studio announces a new chapter in the action saga.
ABOUT TOP GUN: MAVERICK
The movie of Joseph Kosinskipicks up its plot 30 years after the events of the original installment, with Pete “Maverick” Mitchell, now working in the United States Navy’s prestigious Strike Fighter Tactics Instructor Program, which he attended in Top Gun. In the sequel, Maverick is forced to navigate the increasingly complex world of drone warfare while mentoring a new generation of Navy pilots.
In addition to Cruise’s return as Maverick, Val Kilmer come back as Iceman. They accompany them Miles Teller playing Lt. Bradley “Rooster” Bradshaw, Cruise’s protégé and student, and son of Nick “Goose” Bradshaw (Anthony Edwards in the original), Jennifer Connelly, Glen Powell, Monica Barbaro, Lewis Pullman, Ed Harris y Jon Hamm.
After more than 30 years of service as one of the Navy’s finest aviators, Pete “Maverick” Mitchell (Tom Cruise) is where he belongs, pushing the envelope as a fearless test pilot and dodging the rank advancement that would put him in Earth.
When he finds himself training a detachment of TOPGUN graduates for a specialized mission the likes of which no living pilot has ever seen, Maverick meets Lt. Bradley Bradshaw (Miles Teller), “Rooster,” the son of Maverick’s late friend and Air Force Officer. radar intercept, Lt. Nick Bradshaw, aka “Goose.”
Facing an uncertain future and confronting the ghosts of his past, Maverick is drawn into a confrontation with his own deepest fears, culminating in a mission that demands the ultimate sacrifice from those who will be chosen to pilot it.”
Bruckheimer produce Top Gun: Maverick alongside David Ellison of Skydance and Cruise. Kosinski (Oblivion) is placed behind the lens in the new chapter, directing from the script written by Eric Warren Singer, Honor Krugery Christopher McQuarriewith a history of Peter Craig y Justin Marks (The Jungle Book).
Harold Faltermeyercomposer of the original film’s soundtrack, is back for the sequel, working on the original soundtrack alongside Hans Zimmer y Lady Gaga.