Top Gun: Maverick has amassed a sky-high 1.5 million admissions across Australia in its first 11 days. The new film has delivered an incredible $557 million at the global box office, putting it on course to be Tom Cruise’s highest-grossing film of all time.
36 years on from its first release, Top Gun: Maverick, Tom Cruise’s long-awaited return to the danger zone, finally hit cinemas across the nation and globally on May 26.
With critics on Rotten Tomatoes giving the film a Freshness Score of 97 percent, it’s no surprise that Top Gun: Maverick is on its way to becoming the best performing film so far in 2022, and since Spiderman: No Way Home which was released in December last year.
Aussie audiences have felt the need for speed since the film was released, with a total of 1.5 million admissions amassed nationwide in its first 11 days on the big screen – making Australia the third best performing market globally.
At the global box office, Top Gun: Maverick has soared sky-high garnering a total of $557 million, putting the film in contention to be Tom Cruise’s highest-grossing film of all time.
Guy Burbidge, managing director of Val Morgan Cinema, commented on the film’s success since its release: “As one of 2022’s most anticipated releases, it’s no surprise to see Aussie admissions smash 1.5 million in under two weeks. This film will unquestionably be one of the biggest moments in cinema this year and truly represents what the cinema experience is all about. With the film’s second-weekend admissions only seeing a four percent drop in comparison to its opening weekend result, Top Gun: Maverick audiences are set to break records.”
Upcoming blockbuster releases will continue to excite Aussie audiences. The epic conclusion of the Jurassic Park franchise, Jurassic World: Dominion hits cinemas today, the fourth film movie in the Thor saga, Thor: Love and Thunder releases in 3 weeks, and the follow up to the 2018 release, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever releases in November.
The highly anticipated Avatar: The Way of Water is also set to blow box office and audience results out of the water when it hits the big screen on December 15.
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