The ‘Titanic’ was sunk again… because Tom Cruise‘Top Gun: Maverick’ just overtook the legendary blockbuster in the list of biggest moneymakers in Hollywood history.
The high-flying sequel, which has been on a roll since its May release, has now claimed the 7th highest box office sales spot in the country… with $662 million in tickets sold, beating james cameronof the 1997 classic by around $3 million to $659 million.
According to reports, ‘TG’ raked in $7 million this weekend… which might seem relatively meager, but considering it’s in its 11th week in theaters right now – it’s pretty darn impressive. .
While ‘Titanic’ is in Tom’s rearview mirror, he has plenty of other films ahead of him that have made a lot more money, including, in due course, ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ and ‘Black Panther’…which had total domestic transportation of $678 million and $700 million, respectively.
Some film journalists and box office analysts believe that “Top Gun” actually has a chance to top these two as the year progresses…but the others beat it – “Avatar”, “No Way Home”, “Endgame”. ‘ and ‘Force Awakens’ – are likely immune to being hit.
They earned another $200-300 million – and it doesn’t look like “Maverick’s” kerosene will last that long. It’s unclear when Paramount will snatch it from the cineplexes, but even if they’ve kept it until the end of the year… ‘Top Gun’ will like to slip away at No. 5 all-time at best.
Still, it’s a hell of an achievement for Tom and Paramount — and it proves that there’s still a desire for people to hit theaters, even today. They’re just more selective, that’s all.
Tom is the king of the world right now, so kudos to him. And also… talk to us, Goose!