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Tom Cruise’s Top Gun: Maverick Passes $200 Million Domestically to Propel Paramount’s Box Office Revival

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Tom Cruise’s blockbuster sequel Top Gun: Maverick passed $200 million in box office sales, after taking in another $14 million on Thursday for a total of $203 in seven days.

According to ForbesThursday’s gross of the hit action film saw just a 4 percent drop from Wednesday’s $14.8 million gross, which fell 6 percent from Tuesday’s $15.8 million.

As Top Gun: Maverick doesn’t compete against other major releases this weekend, even dropping 50 percent, the film is on track for a total of $269 million in ten days, cementing its status as Cruise’s top-grossing film on the domestic market. checkout.

Megahit: Tom Cruise’s blockbuster sequel Top Gun: Maverick passed $200 million in box office sales, after raking in another $14 million on Thursday for a total of $203 in seven days

In the meantime, The Hollywood ReporterDeadlineand Variety have estimated that the sequel could end the weekend with a total box office gross of a staggering $290 million.

The film’s success aids Paramount’s ongoing box office revival after the studio’s struggles in recent years.

Top Gun: Maverick has already surpassed the studio’s recent wide release, Sonic the Hedgehog 2, bringing in an impressive $186 million.

After this weekend, the film is expected to overtake Mission: Impossible — Fallout, which grossed $220 million in 2018, and Transformers: Age of Extinction’s $245 million gross in 2014.

Record-breaking: As Top Gun: Maverick (pictured) doesn't compete against other big wide releases this weekend, it's on track for a ten-day total of $269 million to become Cruise's highest-grossing film at the domestic box office

Record-breaking: As Top Gun: Maverick (pictured) doesn’t compete against other big wide releases this weekend, it’s on track for a ten-day total of $269 million to become Cruise’s highest-grossing film at the domestic box office

With an estimated revenue of $269 million, Top Gun: Maverick becomes Paramount’s largest domestic grosser since Transformers: Dark Side of the Moon hit the box office in 2013 with $353 million.

The film’s success can be traced back to Paramount’s unparalleled rule of the box from 2007 to 2011, when the studio released major blockbusters including Thor, Captain America, Kung Fu Panda 2, and Transformers 3.

Paramount’s roster has included the distribution of huge DreamWorks Animation hits such as Kung Fu Panda, How to Train Your Dragon, Puss in Boots, Shrek the Third, Shrek Forever, Madagascar, and Madagascar 2.

Comeback: The film's success goes back to Paramount's unparalleled rule of the box from 2007 to 2011, when the studio released major blockbusters including Thor, Captain America, Kung Fu Panda 2, and Transformers 3

Comeback: The film’s success goes back to Paramount’s unparalleled rule of the box from 2007 to 2011, when the studio released major blockbusters including Thor, Captain America, Kung Fu Panda 2, and Transformers 3

Maverick: Top Gun: Maverick (pictured) follows Tom Cruise as he returns to reprise his character Pete 'Maverick' Mitchell from the 1986 classic Top Gun

Maverick: Top Gun: Maverick (pictured) follows Tom Cruise as he returns to reprise his character Pete ‘Maverick’ Mitchell from the 1986 classic Top Gun

The studio launched Phase One of the MCU, but lost the distribution rights to the mega franchise when Disney bought Marvel in 2009.

In recent years, Paramount has struggled with its own egregious franchises and a series of box office misfires.

In addition, the growing popularity of streaming services and home theaters, exacerbated by the lockdowns during the COVID-19 pandemic, has taken a heavy toll on cinema releases.

However, with the success of Top Gun: Maverick and an upcoming slate with Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part 1, Scream 6 and A Quiet Place II, the studio seems poised to continue its hot streak.

Glory Days: The film's success goes back to Paramount's unparalleled rule of the box from 2007 to 2011, when the studio released big-budget blockbusters including Thor, Captain America, Kung Fu Panda 2, and Transformers 3;  still from Top Gun: Maverick

Glory Days: The film’s success goes back to Paramount’s unparalleled rule of the box from 2007 to 2011, when the studio released big-budget blockbusters including Thor, Captain America, Kung Fu Panda 2, and Transformers 3; still from Top Gun: Maverick

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