Top Gun: Maverick landed as the “movie of the summer” with a 14-week streak after surpassing $1.4 billion at the global box office. 

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On Saturday, the blockbuster Legacy sequel achieved the desired milestone, becoming just the sixth movie in history to do so.  

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In just a few hours, it will surpass Black Panther’s $700.42 million lifetime earnings to move up to the fifth-largest position among domestic releases. 

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The sequel to the 1986 hit Top Gun starring Tom Cruise and Val Kilmer, produced by Paramount Pictures, shot to the 12th spot on the list of all-time highest-grossing films.  

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Top Gun 2 has earned $692 million domestically since its May 27 exclusive release in theatres 

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Top Gun 2 also broke the Memorial Day opening record. 

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According to sources, Top Gun: Maverick enjoyed a three-month hot streak as the biggest release since Spider-Man: No Way Home in December, topping sales charts on the last day of May and August.  

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The Joseph Kosinski-directed Top Gun sequel earned $160.5 million over the four-day Memorial Day weekend in late May, crushing Disney’s 2007 Pirates of the Caribbean

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Joseph Kosinski is the director of Maverick, which was released 36 years after the first Top Gun.  

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In the follow-up, Pete Mitchell, played by Cruise, returns to reflect on his own legacy and prepare a crew of inexperienced pilots for a perilous mission. 

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