“Top Gun: Maverick” is still breaking records, even after its Memorial Day weekend debut.
Tom Cruise’s jet-fighter flick flew past the James Cameron hit “Titanic” in domestic sales and now ranks as the seventh biggest movie ever in the U.S.
Variety reported the “Top Gun” sequel earned $662 million in ticket sales. “Titanic”earned a whopping $600.7 million when it was released in 1997. It racked up $659 million with re-releases.
“Maverick” hit theaters in May and opened with a record $160.5 million, setting a precedent for the holiday weekend. The movie is Cruise’s “first movie to surpass $100 million in a single weekend, and his first to reach $1 billion at the worldwide box office,” Variety reported.
“Titanic” was Paramount’s most successful film in the studio’s 110-year history, but that has since changed.