The domestic box office for "Top Gun: Maverick" surpassed $400 million, making it the year's highest-grossing film in the United States.

Tom Cruise's patriotic blockbuster has overcome "Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness" ($398 million) to take the top spot in North American box office.

It's only the second film in epidemic times to gross more than $400 million in the United States ("Spider-Man: No Way Home" was the first).

Of course, it's only June, so "Maverick" will have to contend with heavyweights like "Thor: Love and Thunder" (July 8), "Minions: The Rise of Gru" (July 1), and "Black Panther: Wakanda Forever" (Nov. 11) to retain the domestic reign until 2022.

The sequel to 1986's "Top Gun" has grossed $362 million worldwide, bringing its total to a whopping $783.8 million.

Even by pre-COVID standards, "Maverick" is outperforming forecasts at the box office.

Because ticket sales have been high in recent weeks, industry observers predict that the film will gross at least $900 million by the conclusion of its theatrical run, with the possibility of exceeding the coveted $1 billion mark.

"Top Gun: Maverick" is already Cruise's highest-grossing film in North America, and it's on its way to being the actor's highest-grossing film worldwide.