The cost of the original, which was completed 36 years ago, was $15 million, which was probably the catering bill for this one, which was $150 million.
The cost to the producers for the usage of the F-18s jets, which some claim were the real stars of the movie, was $11,000 per hour.
In addition to numerous of his own aircraft, Cruise also pilots a HondaJet and a P-51 Mustang from World War Two.
For the film's premiere in San Diego, Cruise flew his own chopper and landed it on the deck of the USS Midway.
Tom initially had no plans to create a Top Gun sequel. However, Kosinski had a plan for Maverick's comeback, and in just 30 minutes, he was able to convey it to Cruise.
In order for Cruise to make the movie, Val Kilmer had to come back to bring "Iceman" to the big screen.
The actress rehearsed standing on a coffee table as her kids blew and sprayed water on her as she went over her lines in order to prepare for a boat scene.
Even more footage than the three Lord of the Rings movies combined had to be shot for the classic's sequel.
36 years after the debut of the first Top Gun movie, the sequel was released.
The only actor besides Cruise who didn't vomit while filming, according to producer Jerry Bruckheimer, was Monica Barbaro.