Paramount: ‘Top Gun: Maverick’ Becomes Fifth-Highest-Grossing Domestic Movie in History, Topping $700 Million in Ticket Sales

Paramount Pictures Sept. 5 announced that Tom Cruise-starrer Top Gun: Maverick will have generated more than $700 million in domestic box office through the Labor Day weekend, moving past 2018’s Black Panther (Disney/Marvel) as the fifth highest-grossing domestic release of all time.

Helping drive moviegoer interest was the Sept. 3 debut of National Cinema Day, which generated an estimated 8.1 million people paying $3 a ticket across more than 3,000 screens, according to the National Association of Theatre Owners.

Maverick is the only film to ever be No. 1 at the domestic box office for both the Memorial Day and Labor Day holidays. In its 15th week since release, Top Gun: Maverick will have grossed more than $701 million in domestic box office and $740 million in international receipts for a cumulative total of over $1.44 billion.

“It’s without a doubt that [the movie] is a true cultural touchstone embodying the power of the cinematic experience,” Brian Robbins, CEO of Paramount Pictures, said in a statement. “As we celebrate this enormous achievement and the film’s massive impact, we want to extend our gratitude to Tom Cruise, our filmmakers and cast, Paramount’s marketing and distribution teams, and the legions of both new and longtime Top Gun fans who keep turning out to enjoy this remarkable movie.”

While the movie continues to resonate with moviegoers, generating an estimated $7.9 million in ticket sales through Sept. 5, the North American theatrical business continues to flounder. Indeed, Sony Pictures’ Spider-Man: No Way Home, a comic book actioner first released in December 2021, and re-released with 11 minutes of additional footage, is estimated to generate $6.5 million through today.

No Way Home has now generated more than $812 million across North American screens.

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