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)
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