Nearly a week since its streaming debut on Paramount+, it has been officially announced that Paramount Pictures’ blockbuster action sequel Top Gun: Maverick has now become the streamer’s most-watched movie globally. The Paramount + record was previously held by Sonic the Hedgehog 2.
This new achievement comes after it scored two Golden Globe nominations for Best Picture – Drama and Best Original Song for the theme song “Hold My Hand,” by Oscar-winning singer Lady Gaga.
“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,” said Brian Robbins, President, and CEO of Paramount Pictures and chief content officer, movies and kids & family, Paramount+. “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.”
Since its debut in theaters last May, Top Gun: Maverick has earned a worldwide gross of more than $1.4 billion at the box office, making it Cruise’s highest-grossing film to date.