Top Gun: Maverick’s performance in Japan surpasses Cruise’s previous record

Top Gun: Maverick is still flying high in Japan a year after its release. The sequel to the 1986 classic Top Gun brings back Cruise as Captain Maverick, who mentors a new generation of Top Gun pilots for a dangerous mission. 

The film has been a huge hit, smashing box office records and becoming the second highest grossing movie of 2022, earning $1.49 billion worldwide.

According to Deadline, Top Gun: Maverick has achieved another milestone in Japan one year after its premiere. The film is still showing in Japanese theaters and has become the country’s most successful Tom Cruise film, making $101.5 million in its first year of release. 

Top Gun: Maverick’s performance in Japan surpassed Cruise’s previous record for 2003’s The Last Samurai. The film’s popularity in Japan and worldwide could pave the way for a possible Top Gun 3.

‘Top Gun: Maverick’  Breaks Tom Cruise’s Previous Record in Japan
Jennifer Connelly and Tom Cruise in Top Gun: Maverick (2022)

Top Gun: Maverick soared to new heights, becoming the most successful movie ever for Paramount in Japan. The film has been a smash hit worldwide, especially in the US, where it ranks as the fifth highest-grossing movie of all time with a whopping $718.7 million. 

Top Gun: Maverick is a true box office titan that has won over critics and audiences alike.

The film delivers a fresh and exciting story that stays true to the spirit of the original. It explores the character of Cruise’s Maverick, his bond with Rooster (Miles Teller), and his struggle to overcome the guilt of losing Goose in the first movie. 

Top Gun: Maverick is a sequel that makes total sense in the franchise (a rarity!), and its phenomenal box-office performance shows how much people love seeing Cruise back as Maverick.

Top Gun: Maverick | NEW Official Trailer (2022 Movie) - Tom Cruise

Top Gun: Maverick’s stellar box office results could pave the way for Top Gun 3. Although there is no official word on a sequel, Paramount would be foolish to let Cruise hang up his Maverick jacket for good. 

With Top Gun: Maverick breaking records left, right, and center, it looks like Paramount has found a gold mine in the Top Gun franchise.

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About Top Gun: Maverick

Top Gun: Maverick is a Paramount film (and sequel) starring Tom Cruise who reprises his role as Pete “Maverick” Mitchell from the 1986 Top Gun. It is directed by Joseph Kosinski, with a screenplay by Ehren Kruger, Eric Warren Singer, and Christopher McQuarrie and a story by Peter Craig and Justin Marks.

Miles Teller, Jennifer Connelly, Jon Hamm, Glen Powell, Lewis Pullman, Ed Harris, and Val Kilmer are part of the cast.

The film sees Maverick’s return to the US Navy pilots as he trains a new squad of aviators, preparing them for a dangerous mission. Upon release, the movie was a massive success and became the highest grossing film of Tom Cruise so far. 

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