‘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.