Fast facts about 'Top Gun'
'Top Gun: Maverick' is highest-grossing opening weekend in Tom Cruise's 40-year career, his first to surpass US$100 million
It's been a long time coming, but the long-awaited 'Top Gun' sequel has finally arrived, and it's a smash success already. The film is the highest-grossing debut in Tom Cruise’s 40-year career, and his first to surpass US$100 million on opening weekend (his previous highest was 'War of the Worlds,' which opened to US$64 million in 2005).
According to Variety, the sequel earned US$134 million in its opening weekend from a record 4,732 North American cinemas. At the international box office, the film earned US$124 million, which is especially impressive because the it's not playing in key countries like China and Russia. And in total, the blockbuster has grossed US$248 million worldwide.
It's been over 35 years since 'Top Gun' first flew into theaters, with iconic characters, quotes, stunts, and songs. But before you revisit Maverick and the crew, why not revisit the '80s classic? Find out everything there is to know about the hit flick with these fast facts and interesting trivia.