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‘RIP Black Panther: Wakanda Forever box office’: Tom Cruise Fans Convinced Top Gun: Maverick Theatrical Re-release Will Massacre MCU on December 2

Tom Cruise Fans Convinced Top Gun Maverick Theatrical Re-release Will Massacre MCU on December 2

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.

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Top Gun: Maverick

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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.

Tom Cruise in Top Gun: Maverick (2022).
Tom Cruise in Top Gun: Maverick (2022).

“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.

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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.

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Still from Top Gun: Maverick (2022)

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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.

Source: Twitter

Written by Saif Madre