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'Top Gun: Maverick' soars past USD 1 Billion, overtakes 'Doctor Strange 2' as the highest-grossing movie of 2022
'Top Gun: Maverick' is still flying high at the box office, crossing the coveted $1 billion over the weekend.
With those ticket sales, the movie has overtaken Marvel's superhero film 'Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness' as the highest-grossing movie of the year at the global box office. The Benedict Cumberbatch starter earned an estimated $943 million.
Prior to this weekend, the sequel to Tom Cruise's 1986 action flick 'Top Gun' was already the highest-grossing movie of the year at the domestic box office, with revenues currently at $521 million. Along with $484.7 million at the international box office, 'Maverick' has grossed $1.006 billion worldwide.
According to the Hollywood Reporter, the film dipped just 32% domestically in its fifth weekend of release to bring its total so far to $521.7 million in U.S. and Canadian theatres. It continues to move up the record books, sitting 15th all-time domestically, not accounting for inflation.
The sequel is only the second Hollywood title of the pandemic era to cross $1 billion behind Tom Holland's 'Spider-Man: No Way Home' which earned an estimated $1.89 billion.
It is also the first Tom Cruise film to achieve the milestone. Cruise's previous biggest film worldwide was 'Mission: Impossible — Fallout', which grossed $791 million in 2018, not adjusted for inflation.