Top Gun: Maverick set a new benchmark for digital movie sales during its first week of availability, due to the home media release that helped it do so. In order to produce the eagerly anticipated Top Gun sequel, Tom Cruise made his much-loved portrayal of Pete “Maverick” Mitchell his primary focus once again. Cruise and Paramount delayed the film’s streaming release despite numerous setbacks brought on by COVID-19 in order to guarantee a theatrical opening.
When Top Gun: Maverick debuted this summer, movie broke box office records and received overwhelmingly positive reviews from both critics and popular audiences. Because of its ongoing appeal, the film has become a sensation in Hollywood. Top Gun: Maverick’s reputation for smashing records began on opening weekend, when it broke the previous mark for Memorial Day weekend. It later turned into Cruise’s first movie to gross $1 billion. Top Gun: Maverick has grossed more over $1.4 billion over the course of 14 weeks, maintaining its strong performance. Only once has the movie spent a weekend outside the top 5 at the box office.
This is a result of a mixture of the lack of summertime competition, public adoration for Top Gun: Maverick, and want to again see the follow-up. Paramount Home Entertainment declared that Top Gun: Maverick is the #1 week-one digital sell-through title of all time in the United States and several other significant foreign regions after the movie’s first week of being made available for purchase digitally. To put it another way, Top Gun: Maverick had the best-ever first week of digital sales, and after just one week of availability, the film is already among the Top 20 Best-Selling Digital Releases in History.
The digital release of Top Gun: Maverick, which is currently accessible on all significant digital platforms, gives viewers the first opportunity to view the supplementary materials Paramount included in the home release. Viewers may learn even more about the making of the movie and what went into Cruise’s comeback with the help of more than 110 minutes of extras and behind-the-scenes material. The only other option for watching Top Gun: Maverick right now, aside from making another trip to the theatre, is digital.