Top Gun: Maverick Flies Past Black Panther in North American Box Office

It has been over three months since its theatrical debut and Paramount Pictures’ Top Gun: Maverick is still performing very well at the cinemas, as it keeps on breaking record after record at the box office.

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According to Variety, the Tom Cruise-led sequel has once again surpassed another popular Marvel Studios film at the North American box office. As Top Gun: Maverick officially crosses $700 million, the Joseph Kosinski-directed film takes over the fifth-highest-grossing movie of all time from the 2018 film Black Panther.

Top Gun: Maverick is set in a world of drone technology and fifth-generation fighters and explores the end of the era of dogfighting. Maverick is now a flight instructor, who takes Bradley Bradshaw, the son of Maverick’s late partner Nick “Goose” Bradshaw, under his wing.

Joining Cruise are Miles Teller, Jon Hamm, Val Kilmer, Jennifer Connelly, Glen Powell, Monica Barbaro, Danny Ramirez, Manny Jacinto, Jay Ellis, Bashir Salahuddin, Jean Louisa Kelly, Charles Parnell, Ed Harris, and more.

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Top Gun: Maverick is directed by Joseph Kosinski, who previously worked with Cruise in Oblivion, from a screenplay written by Peter Craig, Justin Marks, and Eric Warren Singer.

The original Top Gun was directed by Tony Scott and also starred Kelly McGillis, Anthony Edwards, and Tom Skerritt. The film won an Academy Award for Best Original Song for “Take My Breath Away,” performed by Berlin. In 2015, the United States Library of Congress selected the film for preservation in the National Film Registry, finding it “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant.”


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