Top Gun: Maverick has been making progress ever since its release. It was released on May 27, 2022, and took over multiple films at the domestic box office. Top Gun: Maverick is soon to become the sixth film to make $700 million at the domestic box office. However, it seems to be losing the spot after Sony released Spider-Man: No Way Home: The More Fun Version.
Sony released an extended version of Spider-Man: No Way Home: The More Fun Version in theatres on September 2 with extra 11 minutes to the original movie. The film was earlier released in December 2021 and became the biggest film of the year grossing $1.9 billion worldwide.
Spider-Man: No Way Home: The More Fun Version Eyeing Top Gun: Maverick’s Position at the Box-Office
Top Gun: Maverick is continuously increasing its box office collection even in the 15th week of its release. It has made $1.42 billion worldwide and is currently the biggest film of the year. It has also become the biggest film in the history of Paramount Pictures, Tom Cruise’s career, and the biggest film ever since the release of Spider-Man: No Way Home in December 2021.
With its extended version, Spider-Man: No Way Home: The More Fun Version, the film is aiming at taking back the top spot from Top Gun: Maverick at the box office. Just after the release, it topped the Labor Day Weekend Box Office with $6.2 million. It became the second MCU film to do so after Shang Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings. Till now, the film has made $7.6 million.
Top Gun: Maverick vs Spider-Man: No Way Home: The More Fun Version
As these movies come close to taking each other down, fans have started a battle of their own on Twitter with hopes that their favorite movie will stay on top no matter what. Whereas some are supportive of both films and are satisfied with any of these beings on top.
I feel like it could go either way both are peak
— DOOMBLAZER 🍥 (@DoomBlazer23) September 4, 2022
Sharing his thoughts one user said it could go either way, both are peak.
Another user supporting Top Gun: Maverick mentioned how real cinema needs to come back, and Spider-Man: No Way Home: The More Fun Version cannot take over Top Gun: Maverick.
Please dont let spider-mid win. Real cinema needs to come back. And Idc who is gonna ratio me.
— Casper (@Casper44777) September 4, 2022
One more user complimented both the movies by saying both of these films are working amazingly.
It’s amazing how well both of these films are doing.
— Nader Bahu ♿️🇺🇸🦇(Able) (@BahuNader) September 4, 2022
Fans will keep supporting their favorite movie and wish the best for them. Both films have been the biggest films of 2021 and 2022 so far, now we still have to wait and see, which film will be the biggest film for this year.
Tom vs. Tom. The biggest dogfight of the weekend.
— Nicolas Baron (@Nicolas68859166) September 4, 2022
Spider-Man: No Way Home: The More Fun Version seems to get a mixed reaction as many believe it did not have anything good, and many enjoyed a little more time with their favorite superhero Spider-Man.
National Cinema Day’s Affect on Box Office Collection
After the pandemic hit the world, movie theatres faced a hard time getting back into the market with shifting to OTT platforms and delays caused by the pandemic. According to the head of the National Association of Theatre Owners, movie supply may not be back to its pre-academic levels for another 12 to 18 months.
Many of the films have struggled to make a good amount after their theatrical release. But on National Cinema Day on September 3, the price of a movie ticket was brought down to $3 from its usual $7. This helped drive more audiences to theatres. More than three thousand locations took part in the effort to bring in those who haven’t been to movies after the pandemic.
With grossing $7 million in just four days of its release, Sony still hopes to beat Top Gun: Maverick with the rerelease of Spider man Conway home.
Spider-Man: No Way Home: The More Fun Version was released on September 2, 2022.