‘Top Gun: Maverick’ Box Office: Tom Cruise Sequel Passes $600 Million Worldwide

With another $13.8 million on Tuesday, up 11% from Monday (thanks to “cheap ticket

Tuesday” at most major theater chains) and down just 13% from its first $15.8 million-

grossing Tuesday, Joseph Kosinski’s Top Gun: Maverick has now earned a remarkable

$322 million in just 12 days of domestic release. It’s obviously Tom Cruise’s biggest

domestic earner, and by today it’ll be over/under $100 million ahead of the earlier

recordholder, Steven Spielberg’s War of the Worlds which earned $234 million in 2005.

In terms of inflation-adjusted grosses (remember, Cruise was a star back when $30

million was a big budget, $15 million was a solid opening and $200 million worldwide

was an unmitigated box office success), it’s already ahead of almost every Cruise flick.