Top Gun: Maverick, which acts as a sequel to Top Gun, opened to $160 million domestically on Memorial Day. However, the success did not seem enough for Paramount as they took the decision to rerelease the movie in theaters for the limited period of December 2 to December 15. While the sequel already earned $1.48 billion worldwide, the re-release may expect a higher surge in numbers given the hype of the movie.
Fans of Top Gun: Maverick are confident about the success the rerelease would garner at the box office. In a response to a Twitter post regarding the rerelease of the movie, some fans mentioned the possibility that Top Gun: Maverick could topple Black Panther: Wakanda Forever to be the highest-grossing film.
Top Gun: Maverick re-release expected to break records
Top Gun: Maverick earned over $1 billion worldwide being the hit of the summer, standing out as Paramount’s most-grossing film of all time. The Tom Cruise starrer movie, which was directed by Joseph Kosinski, is a sequel to 1986’s Top Gun.
The rerelease of the Top Gun sequel is reported to have showings in nationwide theaters, including those with select premium large formats and IMAX.
“Top Gun: Maverick truly epitomizes the magic of the moviegoing experience, and we wanted to provide fans the opportunity to once again enjoy this cinematic spectacle as it was meant to be seen,” says Chris Aronson, President of Domestic Distribution for Paramount Pictures. “This feels like the perfect time to bring Top Gun: Maverick back to theaters so audiences everywhere can once again experience how special this film is.”
With the immense amount of success Top Gun: Maverick managed to earn, Paramount Pictures’ decision to re-release it in the theaters worldwide for a limited time is one with the potential to make breakthroughs at the box office.
The movie’s success was a given with the storyline, character development, emotional weight, and sense of nostalgia depicted in the movie. The aviation scenes were what one could call a standout element in the movie.
The success of the movie has even many claiming that the sequel was better than the first installment.
Fans’ reaction to the re-release of Top Gun: Maverick
A tweet regarding the re-release of the sequel to Top Gun had many fans debating whether it was a good decision. While some expressed their belief that Top Gun 2 could even surpass the ranks of Black Panther 2, which to be noted, has been set on a high bar.
BP is definitely not gonna be the highest grossing movie of the year for sure now. 😂
— Doctor Fate (@IMMY_ISLAM) November 29, 2022
In all fairness, this is movie that does best justice seen in theaters. Completely difference experience than watching at home, so in this case a rerelease wouldn’t hurt to allow anyone who didn’t get the chance to see it in theaters , see it there. .. Also to make extra money
— Corbo (@cmbrockman_) November 29, 2022
I was a teenager when Top Gun was released, watched it repeatedly, bought the album, and listened to it obsessively. I saw no reason to watch this film… Until I did. They play that music again, and It becomes Rocky 2 territory… And I get it.
— Kelvin Vallender (@kelvall) November 29, 2022
I’ve only seen clips on the internet because I missed it.
I’ll watch Top Gun Maverick in the theater this time around, I don’t care about the critics, I loved the action of the F-14 last stand ending. Wicked cool!
— Gabe333 (@Gabexi) November 29, 2022
Top Gun Maverick when there’s a new record to be broken pic.twitter.com/wcX2Q1plmY
— Alex (@alxtweetz) November 29, 2022
Let’s go!! Was a great film 😎🚀 can’t wait to get it next month . I also made Tom Cruise’s workout routine he did for his role in the film if anyone wants to take a look 💪🏻 #TopGunMaverick #TopGun https://t.co/3w3HqKXnYm
— Bobby (@BobbyD__83) November 29, 2022
I went to the theater 12 times, and I already lost count of the times I have seen it at home, and it will be a pleasure to return to the theater to see it on the big screen
— DANES (@DANESF117) November 30, 2022
Top Gun: Maverick will return for a limited period in theaters from 2nd December to 15th December. It will also be available for streaming on Paramount+ from December 2022.