Tom Cruise’s ‘Top Gun: Maverick’ Sets New Record No Marvel Film Has Achieved

A-list actor Tom Cruise’s sequel “Top Gun: Maverick” is continuing to set records since its release last month.

Now, the film has achieved a milestone never before set by a Marvel film, according to industry outlet CBR (Comic Book Resources).

The outlet notes:

According to box office analyst Gitesh Pandya on Twitter, Top Gun: Maverick earned $44 million at the domestic box office in its fourth weekend in theaters.

Only three other movies in box office history have earned more than $40 million in their fourth weekends in theaters, including Avatar ($50.3 million), Star Wars: The Force Awakens (42.4 million) and Marvel Studios’ Black Panther ($40.8 million).

These earnings also make Top Gun: Maverick the second highest-earning fourth weekend in theaters of all time, just behind 2010’s Avatar. Overall, Maverick boasts a domestic box office cume of $466.2 million.

Along with being ahead of The Force Awakens and Black Panther, Maverick also earned more than most Marvel Studios movies in its fourth weekend, including Avengers ($36.7 million), Spider-Man: No Way Home ($32.8 million), Avengers: Endgame ($30.0 million) and Avengers: Infinity War ($29.5 million).

According to Pandya, other major franchises like every Marvel, Star Wars, Jurassic and Batman film earned less at the box office in their fourth weekends in theaters.

“Paramount Pictures’ Top Gun: Maverick is set nearly 30 years after the original 1986 film and follows Pete ‘Maverick’ Mitchell (Cruise) as he is enlisted to train a new generation of pilots,” the report added.

“Cruise and Val Kilmer reprised their roles from Top Gun and also stars Miles Teller, Jennifer Connelly and Jon Hamm.”

Some critics have said one of the major reasons why the film is a top-grossing flick is that Cruise refused to go ‘woke’ and bend to China, unlike other notable Hollywood and sports stars including John Cena and LeBron James.

Cruise and the film’s other producers would not back down from China’s demand they remove a reference to Taiwan – a Taiwanese flag on Cruise’s flight jacket in the film.

Meanwhile, earlier, James and the NBA caved to China as did John Cena. The movie Cena was promoting when he groveled an apology to Beijing in Chinese was “F9: The Fast Saga,” the latest in the ‘Fast and Furious’ franchise.


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