Continuing its hypersonic run, Paramount/Skydance’s Top Gun: Maverick has crossed the $1.4 billion mark worldwide on its 13th weekend of release, bringing the cume up a notch $1,403B by today.
Using reworked international box office numbers, this would qualify the sequel as the 9th highest-grossing film ever worldwide (currency exchanges are in flux right now, especially the euro and dollar which are essentially rare; thus a drag on Hollywood). In unadjusted numbers, TGM comes in at number 12 – an astonishing achievement anyway, especially for a film that didn’t set in China or Russia. The breakdown to date is $683.4M domestic (superlative) Avengers: Infinity War as the No. 6 highest-grossing film in history) and $720M overseas.
Independent thinking person goes to digital only for purchase this week, then 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, and DVD on November 1 from Paramount Home Entertainment. But it remains in the cinema.
Overseas this frame, added the Tom Cruise phenomenon $8.7 million in 63 markets, pretty much flat with the last session. Throughout its 13-week run, the grips of this Joseph Kosinski-directed film were out of this world.
Several major markets rose this weekend, including Germany (+36%), the UK (+28%) and France (+6%). Elsewhere, the Netherlands rose by 46%, while Belgium rose by 42% and Austria by 19%.
TGM is Cruise’s greatest film of all time. For Paramount, it is the largest live-action title in 37 offshore markets, including the UK, Australia, Brazil, France, Germany, Japan, Korea and Saudi Arabia.
The UK for its part, is about to cross $100 million with $98.5 million to date. Despite recent competition from local titles, Japan has reached $85.8 million – ended up at number 2 this session and only 13% lower than the previous one. KoreaThe 9th weekend dropped 22% for a cume of $64.6 million to date. Australia slipped 14% for $62.2 million to today and France has reached $54.7 million.