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.
On Saturday, the blockbuster Legacy sequel achieved the desired milestone, becoming just the sixth movie in history to do so.
In just a few hours, it will surpass
$700.42 million lifetime earnings to move up to the fifth-largest position among domestic releases.
The sequel to the 1986 hit
, produced by
, shot to the 12th spot on the list of all-time highest-grossing films.
Top Gun 2 has earned $692 million domestically since its May 27 exclusive release in theatres
Top Gun 2 also broke the Memorial Day opening record.
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.
-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
Joseph Kosinski is the director of Maverick, which was released 36 years after the first Top Gun.
In the follow-up,
, played by Cruise, returns to reflect on his own legacy and prepare a crew of inexperienced pilots for a perilous mission.