“Top Gun: Maverick” proved to be the highest-grossing film at the box office this year, both domestically and globally. In the process, it shattered multiple records ranging from star Tom Cruise’s biggest opening and his highest-grossing film ever to the largest Memorial Day Weekend of all time and the first movie ever to be #1 at the box office for both Memorial Day Weekend and Labor Day Weekend.
It has become Paramount Pictures’ highest-grossing film of all time and the best-selling Digital release ever. Today, the studio has announced it has become the most-watched movie globally in its premiere weekend streaming on the Paramount+ service.
From Thursday, December 22 through Sunday, December 25th, the film became the most-watched movie premiere ever for the service – surpassing prior record holder “Sonic the Hedgehog 2” by 60%. In addition, it increased viewer consumption of the original “Top Gun” film by 400% and the Cruise-led “Mission: Impossible” films by over 140%.
Brian Robbins, President and CEO of Paramount Pictures and Chief Content Officer, Movies and Kids & Family says in a statement: “The runaway success of this film across theatrical, digital and now in streaming is an undeniable proof point demonstrating the power of Paramount’s multi-platform release strategy. Across all our 2022 titles, and now with TOP GUN: MAVERICK, our studio has unlocked the value of variable windowing that streaming provides to augment a film’s overall success.”
Tanya Giles, Chief Programming Officer, Paramount Streaming, says in a statement: “We are thrilled to see a continuation of the film’s massive record-breaking success by becoming the #1 most-watched movie premiere on Paramount+. We continue to benefit from the highly anticipated theatrical hits from Paramount Pictures that come to the service delivering fans a new way to continue to watch and re-watch their favorite movies.”
The film recently landed on the ten Best Films of 2022 list by the AFI, was awarded Best Film by the National Board of Review, and has scored Golden Globe and Critics Choice Award nominations.