Top Gun: Maverick Might Land Tom Cruise in The Exclusive $100M Opening For The First Time

With a star-studded career that this actor has a had, It’s surprising to see that a Tom Cruise movie has never opened at more than $65million in the first week of the domestic box office. Mission Impossible: Fallout which was his biggest movie, came down to $787 million worldwide. Top Gun Maverick could change his biggest numbers. Experts are confirming a sequel to break his record crossing $100million easily. This movie is being appreciated by critics.It also received a standing ovation at Cannes. 

Tom cruise while flying a jet in Top Gun Maverick
Tom Cruise flying a fighter jet in his latest movie, Top Gun: Maverick

Tom Cruise’s first $100 million

The weekend opening of this sequel could easily give the actor $92million respectively -Hollywood reporters. They state that many experts believe this movie will cross the $100 million club. Some even believe it can go up to $125 million. Hollywood Reporter stated that this movie has a 97% score on rotten tomatoes. The cast includes stars Tom Cruise, Miles Teller, Jennifer Connelly, Jon Hamm, Glen Powell, Ed Harris, and Val Kilmer. This Cruise film also features Lady Gaga’s ballad ‘Hold my Hand’. The production is handled by Jerry Bruckheimer, who was a guide to the 1986 film.

Tom Cruise in 1987 Top Gun with actress Kelly McGillis
Tom Cruise and Kelly McGillis in Top Gun from 1986

Cast and Plot- Top Gun Maverick

This movie is returning with Tom as an extremely confident Cpt Pete ”Maverick” Mitchell. This movie was set to release in 2020 but Covid happened, forcing the makers to move it for a bigger theatre release.

Paramount’s official description for this sequel- “After more than thirty years of service as one of the Navy’s top aviators, Pete ‘Maverick’ Mitchell (Tom Cruise) is where he belongs, pushing the envelope as a courageous test pilot and dodging the advancement in rank that would ground him. When he finds himself training a detachment of Top Gun graduates for a specialized mission the likes of which no living pilot has ever seen, Maverick encounters Lt. Bradley Bradshaw (Miles Teller), call sign: ‘Rooster,’ the son of Maverick’s late friend and Radar Intercept Officer Lt. Nick Bradshaw, aka ‘Goose.’ Facing an uncertain future and confronting the ghosts of his past, Maverick is drawn into a confrontation with his own deepest fears, culminating in a mission that demands the ultimate sacrifice from those who will be chosen to fly it.”

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Tom Cruise riding a motor bike in a scene from Top gun:maverick
Tom Cruise in a scene from Top Gun: Maverick

Top Gun Maverick has made it’s rounds on social media. Tom Cruise seen flying a real fighter plane in this movie. The scenes are breath-taking. Tom getting his first $100million is a reason enough for fans to go watch the movie! Top Gun: Maverick will cruise into theatres on May 27, 2022

Written by Samreen Kaur