Top Gun: Maverick reaches $1,000,000,000 in box office sales officially becoming Tom Cruise’s highest-grossing film ever

The Hollywood action star returned to screens in May with the release of the

long-awaited Top Gun sequel, which came 36 years after the original.

It rocketed to immediate success with a stream of glowing reviews from

critics and, once fans got to see the action for themselves, the rest was history.

Following another strong weekend at the box office, Maverick pocketed

another $30.5million (£25m) to its overall sales, a feat virtually unheard of for a film in its fifth week of release.

It’s currently tussling with Elvis, the biopic on late rock n roll legend

Elvis Presley starring Tom Hanks and Austin Butler, but is doing a pretty good

job of holding its own considering the new competition.