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The long-awaited sequel film was recognized for its soundtrack in two categories: Best Compilation Soundtrack For Visual Media and Best Song Written For Visual Media for “Hold My Hand” by Lady Gaga.

Top Gun: Maverick debuted on Paramount+ a week ago (December 22nd) and it’s already the most-watched premiere weekend in Paramount+ history.  Granted these debuts are relatively recent ( Sonic The Hedgehog held the previous record), but there’s no denying that Top Gun: Maverick is crushing streaming records. Even Top Gun saw massive spikes… 400% up in viewership in the same time frame.

The movie made more than 1.4 BILLION in 2022.  Top Gun: Maverick isn’t just the biggest movie of 2002, it’s one of the biggest of all time. It beat out second-place Black Panther: Wakanda Forever by roughly 300 million dollars domestically.

Worldwide versus domestic (United States) numbers are insanely different.  Avatar: Way of the Water got off to a lighter-than-expected start over Christmas weekend, but much of the U.S. experienced severe weather.  The latest Avatar movie grossed more than 300 million domestically.  Worldwide, the figure for Avatar: Way of the Water is 1.1 billion, not far behind Top Gun: Maverick which was released back in May. (Figures from BoxOfficeMojo)

Read on for more info and the top domestic movies of all time.

Top Gun: Maverick Sinks Titanic a Notch

Top Gun: Maverick passed Titanic on the list of the highest-grossing domestic movies of all time. 

Titanic moves to the 8th position as Top Gun: Maverick rises to 7th.  The Tom Cruise movie has now sold over $662 million worth of tickets, but there are less than 50 million dollars separating 9th through 5th place.  Top Gun: Maverick could very well pass Avengers: Infinity War and Black Panther to reach the 5th spot.

Out of the top ten movies listed below, I haven’t seen Spider-Man: No Way Home either.  I LOVE superhero and action movies, so this situation is embarrassing to admit. 🙂  Worldwide, the highest-grossing movie is Avatar.  I haven’t seen the new Avatar: Way of the Water, but I definitely want to see it SOON.  Check out the trailer:

If you’re a fellow 80’s nerd, check out the list of my favorite 80’s school movies when you click HERE.

Here are the top ten highest-grossing domestic movies

(as of August 10th, 2022)

  • #10 The Avengers - $623 million

  • #9 Jurassic World - $652 Million

  • #8 Titanic - $659 Million

  • #7 Top Gun: Maverick - $662 Million

  • #6 Avengers: Infinity War - $678 Million

  • #5 Black Panther - $700 Million

  • #4 Avatar - $760 Million

  • #3 Spider-Man: No Way Home - $804 Million

  • #2 Avengers: Endgame - $858 Million

  • #1 Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens - $936 Million

Donielle Fynn is a Michigan native with two kids, two dogs, two cats, a love of yoga, and all things classic rock.

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