‘Maverick’ Becomes the First , $1 Billion Tom Cruise Movie.
The 'Top Gun' sequel is the second highest grossing film for Paramount Studios, behind 'Titanic' (1997).
The film opened over the Memorial Day weekend.
Positive word of mouth is widely attributed for its box office success.
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, via CNN.
Analysts say crossing the billion dollar mark is huge for any film.
For any film to join the $1 billion club is a monumental achievement, Paul Dergarabedian, Senior Media Analyst at Comscor, via CNN.
However, analysts say that ‘Maverick’s success is meaningful in a different way.
But 'Top Gun: Maverick' hitting $1 billion during the pandemic is a bit different, Paul Dergarabedian, Senior Media Analyst at Comscor, via CNN.
It was the perfect movie at the perfect time because it starred one of Hollywood's last movie stars, , Paul Dergarabedian, Senior Media Analyst at Comscor, via CNN.
... in a movie that delivered on all fronts to all audiences around the world, Paul Dergarabedian, Senior Media Analyst at Comscor, via CNN.
‘Maverick’ has been a critical success, as well.
The film currently has a 97 percent on the aggregate site Rotten Tomatoes.
Only 49 other films have exceeded a $1 billion box office return.
‘Maverick’ lost its top spot at the box office over the weekend to Baz Luhrmann's biopic 'Elvis.'