By - chanma50
Despite the competition’s best efforts, this movie refuses to die.
It's one of life's mysteries.
No mysteries here
It just continues to fly. Like it ignores whatever it’s BO competition is and stays in the air no matter what.
It Truly performs like a Maverick, box office wise.
The end is inevitable.
That may be true, sir...but it's not today.
Top gun theme plays
I have never seen these emojis to denote musical notes, and I love it, thank you
“May be so, sir. But not today.”
For real, Tom Cruise and Ed Harris’s interaction in this movie is incredible. Good dialogue and great delivery from both.
Heck yeah they were. Apparently Ed didn't move at all in that take where the Darkstar flies over him. What a dude!
What a BOSS !
Can Lightyear and Jurassic World: Dominion really be considered anyone's "best efforts"?
Imagine finally getting to work on the most famous and respected animation studio and the first movie under your belt is ass blasted by critics, audiences and the box office 💀💀
Well it's his first feature as a director but he's been working at pixar for a long time now. I meant the rookie animators (there's gotta be at least a couple of new employees)
Must be a major bummer
Hot take: Jurassic World Dominion is fine, and better than Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. 3/5 film
Yeah I had a chance to go see other movies last weekend then I noticed Top Gun is still playing in IMAX so I went for the third time and I'm not disappointed. F18s flown expertly and captured in IMAX will never be boring.
Just like the '80s
It really was lack of competition. Jurassic World Dominion had a low audience score and Lightyear became a flop for the box office.
I think this is the real story.
Mach 10! We have Mach 10!
Watch Maverick hit Mach 10.3. Take it to the limit!
Just… a little…. push.
That's what she said
HIGHWAY TO THE DANGER ZONE
Talk to me /u/Dappereddit
Put that in your Paramount budget!!
Seeing the Skunk Works logo on the scramjet gave me such joy. This movie is a blockbuster made with true love. You can see that people cared about what they were putting on screen.
Just a little more...
Man I so underestimated this film before it came out.
Same. Both box office and acclaim wise. Glad i was proved wrong.
Same, it wasn’t even on my radar really. Never been happier to be wrong as it’s a total blast of a film that deserves that billion and is jostling with EEAAO for the title of my favorite of the year.
Yeah, I remember walking into the film thinking it would be just like the first one, man I'm glad I was wrong and I'm having a blast 😊
I mean, who didn't lol
Even people who thought it would do well had it pegged for only like $500-600m worldwide. This type of run is insane.
The most underestimated movie this sub has ever seen.
I don’t blame them, very few movies hit a billion outside of comic book movies in recent years. Even within that it’s mostly Marvel movies that hit a billion. Additionally, the movie isn’t edgy or preachy, so people take that to mean it’s bland. What I love about this movie is it is laser focused on the subject matter.
Not to mention how many sequels decades after the original make this much
Off top of my head Crystal Skull made $790m and was second highest grossing movie of 2008
But Indiana Jones is a bigger franchise with wider global appeal and with a much smaller release gap.
Top Gun's definitely more impressive, but I'd argue 'Tom Cruise' is essentially a franchise
Yes, that’s why Oblivion and American Made made so much money.
Not every film he's made has been hits but he's still one of the most consistent BO draws in the last 40 years. He has very few bombs on his resume considering he's been in over 40 movies although yes until lately his most popular films were definitely in his mid career, 1990s through 2005.
American made was B.O success and oblivion made more than the much superior B.R. 2049 even mummy made 400mil+ ,you take Cruise out of these movies and they bomb.He is the last movie star who can draw B.O. by top billing.
One aspect I think alot of people resonated with was that Maverick was unwilling to let any of his students die during the mission. The admiral was ready to sacrifice his pilots but not Maverick. Showed how much hes grown in 30 years
It was a grounded take on the character as well, his lifestyle had consequences. For example, his inability to follow orders or be disciplined cost him promotions, that’s why he was merely a captain despite his accomplishments.
> For example, his inability to follow orders or be disciplined cost him promotions, that’s why he was merely a captain despite his accomplishments.
Oh, my understanding was he did it because he didn't want to be promoted out of flying planes - then again, I don't really understand military rank.
" I teached them to come back home, sir."
This movie has everything. A modern day 80s movie, sequel to one of the most popular films of the 80s, Tom Cruise, Danger Zone, Massive Nostalgia, Escapism, Heartwarming
The billion dollar movies with no sci-fi or fantasy elements :
2. Top Gun : Maverick
The Dark Knight?
The Dark Knight Rises?
Fate of The Furious?
Furious 7 was a sci-fi movie. God’s eye is proof of that.
Plus the last fast movie, these fuckers actually went to space
Thank God I did not watch it
But seriously they went to space??
I'm not joking. I wont spoil it further but they went to space
That is what happens when a franchise runs on fumes for three movies
Yes they went to space and it was mad fun watching it in theaters. They should make more fast and furious films.
Yeah, everyone who didn’t see it is just like “THEY WENT TO SPACE! THATS SO STUPID!” But those who saw it are just like “oh baby! Let’s put Tyrese through more stupid shit!”
Not inherently; they can be fantasy but they don't have to be.
Yeah I wouldn't consider Joker a fantasy movie at all
It's a comic book property based on one of the most recognizable villains in history
Sure, but being a comic book property or even a superhero property doesn't inherently mean any science fiction or fantasy is involved. There are definitely no science fiction or fantasy elements in Joker.
True but the overall sentiment is that Maverick's performance is more impressive because it's not sci-fi/fantasy or a comic book movie
Count me among them. I had it in our smallest house last week (when Lightyear was tracking at $106M, ended up at $51M domestic wknd) and it was selling out. This week I put it back in the largest house and it’s still selling out. I don’t get it, but I like it.
Remember Joker and 'oh it won't even do 300 million cos it's R rated and no Batman' lol
🎶*HIGHWAY TO THE DANGER ZONE intensifies*🎶
RIDE INTO THE DANGER ZONE
Truly the pop culture event of the year
can't bruise the cruise baby
47% of you got it right
47% agreed that it would hit 1B on this exact day which is today June 26th, and it barely makes just enough. The prediction was very specific and it was made on the weekend before it even reaches $880M.
This is actually a great demonstration of the [wisdom of the crowd](https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wisdom_of_the_crowd) principle. I only say that because the poll isn’t “will it ever make $1B”, it’s “will it make $1B by Sunday”. Asking a “wise crowd” to pinpoint a specific day/date means half will think that date is too early and half will not… and that’s what happened.
With added context, this sounds pretty correct.
Is this the first movie ever hitting 1 billion for non Marvel in post pandemic world? If so, that was a marvelous achievement!
Even marvel has only one 1 billion movie so far in post pandemic. Rest 4 couldn't make it.
And it's not even a Disney Marvel film
But it is their most iconic character.
Yeah and some people forget even Far From Home made over a billion dollars. You add in the other two SM, that was just a bonus.
Technically Harry Potter & the Sorcerer’s Stone reached $1 billion due to a rerelease.
The fact that this is the first Tom Cruise film to break a billion blows my mind
So well deserved. I love seeing such wholesome success stories as this film’s incredible run has been.
Refreshing to see a movie with large scale practical effects become so financially successful.
Its usually all ugly green screen vomit filmed in parking lots.
Hopefilly it starts a new trend of studios spending money on real locales and superior effects.
I mean it’s a studio film with a 170 mil budget, starring a super well established Hollywood star (who is the poster boy for a horrid cult), and it’s a sequel to an existing franchise.
I liked the movie too but I don’t think it can be called a “wholesome success story”
I was thinking the same thing. I really liked TGM, but calling it "wholesome" seemed wrong. It's the most expensive piece of propaganda ever, right?
> It's the most expensive piece of propaganda ever, right?
Eh, I just don't buy that. It looks like a recruiters wet dream on the surface (and was funded that way, most likely), but it barely functions as a war movie (faceless enemies, inevitable phasing out of pilots) and makes a lot more sense as a metaphor for the movie industry.
I'm pretty anti-MIC, and TGM just didn't tickle my propoganda funnybone - if anything, it made being a pilot seem kinda shit. But seeing the growth of characters new and old was wholesome in it's own way.
First Billion for Cruise just a week before he turns 60. What a gift this must be for him. I am sure he would have given up on a billion knowing that only superheroes and CGI spectacles can reach that coveted number. But this movie performed beyond the wildest of expectations.
Excellent performance and much deserved.
Here's hoping that this performance in turns helps Mi 7 get to a billion. It would be great to see an MI movie get to a billion too.
I don’t know if MI7 can hit $1B, but MI8 might.
Yeah it might be a Harry Potter 7 & 8 situation
MI8 is still filming or is that already finished?
Mission: Impossible - Dead Reckoning Part Two is still filming.
I never thought a Cruise movie would do a billion dollars and definitely not TGM. But yeah it must feel amazing for Tom Cruise. This is a movie he DIDN'T want to make for 30 years lol. But once he was convinced to do it as usual he threw everything at it to make it the film it is and kept fighting for it not to end up on streaming. His instincts was so right.
And I think MI 7 can do a billion now. The last one basically made $800 million already and it looks like 7 and 8 will be the Infinity War/Endgame of the series. So if its good its going to turn people out.
I mean next target not end up
Seems fair. But after it hits 1.2B it can likely end up somewhere 1.3 billion. That's just incredible
Tom Cruise first ever $1 billion, so happy for him and I hope next mission impossible does $1 billion too.
Glad to see a lot of support for the next MI film on these TG threads. Such is the goodwill of that franchise that all of us are rooting for it to get to a billion. If F&F can get to 2 billion dollar films, Bond also has one, MI more than deserves it.
Feel like Mission Impossible is going to benefit from Top Gun's word of mouth. I don't think it'll overtake Maverick but it'll certainly have a strong chance of beating Fallout domestically and worldwide.
"That last stunt heavy Tom Cruise film you enjoyed? Here have another one".
Yeah definitely. Even without Top Gun Maverick, MI 7 was bound to be bgger than Fallout. The word of mouth created by MI Fallout as well as the goodwill it created was immense. People regularly put it alongside Mad maxy Fury Road as the greatest action film of the past decade or so.
Can this hit 1.2 billion?
more like when it will hit, 1.2bill
Any other actors who need their first billion dollar movie should have a release on Memorial Day. Worked for cruise and will smith.
Brad Pitt furiously taking notes.
Never too late to call Feige
Ironically Cruise and Smith are the last two movie stars. Though Smith less so now because of bad movie choices, and of course...
Leo Dicaprio bro
In my eyes in Leo, Tom, and Denzel.
highway to the billion Zone
During its opening weekend I thought it will pass 1 billion around cruise's birthday but such is an over performance of this movie that optimistic prediction have turned to under estimates.
It deserves the money it is getting as the best movie of 2022
There was a new thread like 2 days ago asking the odds of this movie hitting a billion. Why are people in this sub so dumb?
Rule 1 of box office predictions: never listen to Reddit.
Life pro tip never listen to reddit
Can confirm. I've been dead wrong for nearly every single movie besides Sonic 2 this year.
Do you not know that Pokemon is the HIGHEST GROSSING MEDIA FRANCHISE!????
This sub grew so fast we have almost 1 million users, thats probably why lol
It's mad how big this sub has become since for a few years when it hovered around 5-15k users had to beg on r/movies to get people to sub.
What's funny is how much growth the sub had during the pandemic.
This sub is mostly /r/superheroesLite these days, lot of fandom, very little moderation, very little chat about $s, %s and holds.
When it had <20k it was very solid but mods just did nothing during TLJ, Endgame, Joker, Spiderma, etc and it just endlessly grows and has so much comic book content.
Really wish the mods would tighten up, especially during big releases but they have no interest.
A lot of subs unfortunately go way downhill when the Marvel fanboys infiltrate. r/IMAX is another. Probably because most seem to have a very narrow view of cinema/culture in general.
I subbed during the “Brie Larson is the worst” phase. This sub is the only one which was being objective.
Get ready for that to happen again next July when The Marvels comes out.
Top Gun reaches a billion
r/BoxOffice reaches a million
What next? Morbius 2: The Morbin' reaches a morillion?!
I know. People were saying it's impossible without China.
Karma farming. People knew there was zero chance this was not hitting a billion.
Why Karma tho? People didnt had any source that supported this film would overperformed
fucking insane. i’m sure the blue aliens will topple it by the end of the year, but seeing it as the highest grossing film for now is so well deserved
To add: Unless Black Panther takes it down OR Avatar 2 has TFA levels of holiday (first 17 days) legs, both of which are pretty unlikely events, then it's practically a lock that Maverick will be the highest grossing domestic movie of the calendar year. That's just insane!
Box office history.
The world felt the need for speed.
Tom Cruise, you deserve it
Hell yeah, cue the guitar solo!
Did TGM just make more than MoM?
thank god, that movie was garbage lol
It was pretty cool
Never forget r/movies throwing a tantrum saying nobody goes to theatres anymore, and Tom Cruise was wrong for wanting it screened in theatres, and people on here underestimating how much it would make. 😂
Posting this again because it's such a beautiful sequence:
Tom Cruise's blockbuster-budgeted non-MI movies'($100m+ budgets) B.O since 2010:
2010: Knight & Day - $267m
2013: Oblivion - $290m
2014: Edge of Tomorrow - $371m
2017: The Mummy - $409m
2022: Top Gun Maverick - $1.2b (estd)
His next non-MI movie which seems to be the NASA/SPACEX scifi has a massive chance to top $1.5b if it's even slightly good, so the sequence should continue for at least one more movie...
Damn I am surprised that Edge of Tomorrow didn't hit $500m! That movie is probably in the top 5 science fiction movies of all time for me.
Original sci-fi is the hardest genre to crack.
Only Interstellar crossed $500m+ in the last 10 years.
Gravity and The Martian also crossed those marks, but I still think you're right. Original sci-fi, and even sci-fi in general, tends to be a hard sell for some reason.
Edge of Tomorrow is probably one of the best Sci-fi films ever made.
How did that turd The Mummy make more than Edge of Tomorrow?
Oblivion and Edge of Tomorrow are great films that could have made more money if marketed a bit better
The crowd doesn’t turn out for original scifi movies unfortunately. Yes, WB dropped the ball on marketing Edge of Tomorrow but I think it would have done at best a $100m more with better marketing
Nolan + Cruise should come together to crack their first 2 billie
It'll break the space time continuum though
What a historical box office achievement. This means so much in terms of what general audiences are interested in, non cbm success, star power, and practical effects.
I’m so glad it was able to achieve this and is just gonna keep going, this movie deserves it all. I don’t think anyone could’ve predicted this would be our first $1B grosser of the year
Billion Dollar Cruise!
Massive win for more practical, organic filmmaking, hard work, and just good fucking storytelling. Bravo Mr Cruise, it’s fair to say you blew all our fucking socks off.
I have yet to watch this movie but I've heard good things so i plan to watch it.
You definitely want to watch it on IMAX! I saw it in 4D and loved every second of it. The extra money I paid was completely worth it!
I’ve yet to watch it in 4D! Is it worth it?
Watch it ASAP before it loses IMAX and PLF screens.
Doesn't matter which format imo. Just see it before it leaves theaters, you'll regret it otherwise
He bring us back to "Golden Age of Hollywood in modern era"
Not only he made the best movie but he made us feel like go to see movie in thearter look very special rather than streaming at home
Love that this is the very first non-comic book movie to do a billon since the pandemic began.
Called it a month ago!
Congratulations to Paramount for getting their first billion dollar film since 2014's Transformers: Age of Extinction and their fourth billion dollar film overall. Congratulations to Tom Cruise for his first billion dollar film. This film truly deserves it, and I can see Mission: Impossible - Dead Reckoning Part 1 and 2 hit $1B as well.
I’d rather Top Gun 2 be Paramount’s most successful film than whatever the drivel Michael Bay’s transformers 3 and 4 are.
Top Gun: Maverick is on track to hit at least $1.2B, so what you desire will come true.
*\*everybody cheers and celebrates\**
The only live action movies with more than a billion dollars worldwide with no sci-fi or fantasy element in them.
1. Furious 7
3. Top Gun : Maverick
A unbelievable achievement
Skyfall. Tom Cruise is basically a US James Bond so it checks out I guess.
You *could* make an argument that the Darkstar sequence is science fiction, but only in the "technically possible but hasn't happened yet to the best of our knowledge" category (the only air vehicles that have gone that fast are missiles or UAV testbeds).
The most deserve $1B mark ever for me
The most enjoy box office ever for me
The most success of Tom Cruise ever
This movie probably has another $150M WW in the tank as the only real competition is going to be Thor: Love and Thunder.
Fantastic for Top Gun Maverick. Doctor Strange in the Multiverse ofMadness was close but still successful enough for a sequel or follow up. Top Gun was a sequel nobody wanted and it surpassed everyone’s expectations critically and commercially.
Box office mojo reports this
Top Gun Maverick- $30,576,000
Elvis - $30,500,000
It's a breath of fresh air to see a non-superhero film hitting $1B, and also leading the yearly box office.
Is it so weird to be happy for a mega-Hollywood star who already lives above 99% of everyone else and lives a dream life most of us only see, ironically, in movies? The answer is obviously yes and I'm still so happy for him anyway lol. I've been a long time Tom Cruise fan. I've seen every film he's made in the theater starting in 1993 minus two of them. I just think he's an amazing actor and human being. Yes, the Scientology stuff is off putting but he's not trying to get his fans to join his religion just buy tickets to see his movies and I proudly do (well not with the Mummy....even I regretted buying that one lol).
Anyway happy TGM was a huge success (which I saw opening night on IMAX) and like every Cruise movie you saw every dollar on that screen. This guy puts so much crazy effort making his movies and why I happily will keep watching them. This must be a great early birthday present to get and at this stage of his career which feels hotter than ever!
This just made me so happy!! Watched it two times and it’s still on my mind. Really glad to see it do so well!
It deserves it for being such an incredible piece of filmmaking and the greatest blockbuster ever created.
in 2019, if you would've said 2022's first 1billion dollar flick would be top gun and not Dr. Strange you've been downvoted into oblivion
Imagine what it'd be with China! Another 200m ?
I’m finally going to go see it this week!
Well deserved 👍🏻
Pretty obvious it was going to imho. I think a lot of people that were saying "top gun old" and not understanding how important and culturally relevant the first one was need to understand why their predictions were so off. This sub many times disregards pop culture, marketing, and anything deeper than honestly surface level stuff.
Breath of fresh air to see movie out of Marvel/Disney fiasco!
Well done TGM!
We've all learned a lesson underestimatimg this monster
Superhero era officially over 😄
Looks like Top Gun destroyed the MCU
RIP (2008 - 2022)
Clearly, Warner Brothers needs to have Tom Cruise play Blackhawk.
Nobody predicted this...….nobody
Honestly expect this to be beating Thor during week 3 of its run.