There have been many successful movies to hit theatres this year, but nothing has been dominating the box office quite like Top Gun: Maverick. Last month, the movie passed $1 billion at the worldwide box office and last week it became Paramount's biggest movie of all time. Now, the Tom Cruise-led sequel is celebrating another milestone. The film has officially passed The Avengers (2012) at the domestic box office.
According to Variety, Top Gun: Maverick has grossed $623.8 million in North America, beating the $623.3 million earned by The Avengers. Top Gun: Maverick is officially the ninth-highest-grossing film of all time at the domestic box office. It's being reported that the movie has a chance to pass the seventh and eighth place titles, Titanic ($659 million) and Jurassic World ($653 million). It doesn't currently seem likely that the film will beat any of the first six films unless it gets a rerelease, but you never know. Those movies are Star Wars: The Force Awakens ($936.6 million), Avengers: Endgame ($858.3 million), Spider-Man: No Way Home ($804.7 million), Avatar ($760 million), Black Panther ($700 million), and Avengers: Infinity War ($678 million).
Not only is Top Gun: Maverick crushing it at the box office, but it's been getting rave reviews. The movie is currently up on Rotten Tomatoes with an impressive 97% critics score and 99% audience score. ComicBook.com's Spencer Perry gave the movie a 4.5 out of 5 and called it a "rare sequel that outdoes the original in every way." You can read the Top Gun: Maverick description below:
"After more than thirty years of service as one of the Navy's top aviators, Pete 'Maverick' Mitchell (Tom Cruise) is where he belongs, pushing the envelope as a courageous test pilot and dodging the advancement in rank that would ground him. When he finds himself training a detachment of Top Gun graduates for a specialized mission the likes of which no living pilot has ever seen, Maverick encounters Lt. Bradley Bradshaw (Miles Teller), call sign: 'Rooster,' the son of Maverick's late friend and Radar Intercept Officer Lt. Nick Bradshaw, aka 'Goose.' Facing an uncertain future confronting the ghosts of his past, Maverick is drawn into a confrontation with his own deepest fears, culminating in a mission that demands the ultimate sacrifice from those who will be chosen to fly it."
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