Action thriller Top Gun: Maverick grossed over $260 million worldwide and $151 million in North America in its opening weekend. Deadline reports. The project became the most successful at the initial stage for Tom Cruise, who played the main role. For film producer Jerry Bruckheimer, this is the second-best US debut after Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest (2006).
A few days ago, it was reported that Top Gun: Maverick could be the best debut of three-time Oscar nominee Tom Cruise in his entire career. Previously, the most successful debut of the actor was the film “War of the Worlds” in 2005. It collected $64.9 million on the domestic market in three days.
Earlier, Top Gun: Maverick actor Jay Ellis said he wants to get a pilot’s license after filming the project. According to the actor, he was inspired by his work with Tom Cruise. It is known that Tom Cruise inspired self-learning to fly both him and other actors who played pilots of various aircraft in the film. Cruise himself has a license, and he recently flew in by helicopter to the opening of the Cannes Film Festival. Actor Jay Ellis wants to get a pilot’s license after filming Top Gun: Maverick with Tom Cruise, according to TMZ. Ellis himself said this in an interview with reporters.
Directed by Joseph Kosinski and produced by Jerry Bruckheimer, Top Gun: Maverick is the sequel to the big movie hit Top Gun, which once launched the career of young Tom Cruise. The film was delayed for two years due to the coronavirus pandemic. The cruise was previously reported to have received the honorary Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival. Festival President Pierre Lescourt announced the award shortly before the start of the show – before that, about 15 honorary palms had been awarded.