After a long time, a non-superhero movie dominates the worldwide box office. This year was the highest-grossing film to date Tom Cruise‘s Top Gun: Maverick, the action-packed sequel to its 1986 cult classic. The film’s success breaks a string of years in which Marvel or DC movies were the highest-grossing films in their respective years. This year saw successful films from both studios and yet Top Gun Maverick outperformed. The film’s producer, Jerry Bruckheimer, is now candid about how it succeeded. Also read: Top Gun: Maverick tops Avengers: Infinity War as sixth highest-grossing film ever in the US
Top Gun: Maverick has made $1.4 billion at the worldwide box office to date, earning it a spot in the top 12 movies of all time. In comparison: the most successful miracle This year’s film was Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness which grossed $955 million worldwide. DC’s Number One Hit in 2022–the batter— made $779 million.
As to why audiences chose Maverick over the superhero movies, producer Jerry Bruckhemier attributed it to the film’s real hands-on fight scenes. Jerry said, “I think the audience has seen so much CGI, which is great, I go to the same movies, but it’s also fun to see the real deal and be part of a camaraderie of characters rising up in the air.” and should be as good as possible.”
Jerry added that he wasn’t taking down Marvel or DC. “The public likes Marvel, they like DC stuff. They are beautifully made by truly talented people. Sometimes you want to see something that’s real, and that’s what Top Gun gave us… These airmen are protecting our country right now, flying around the world, and you take them for a ride. You see what they do, you see what their lives are like and the trials and tribulations they have to go through. You really experience it with our actors.”
Directed by Joseph Kosinski, Top Gun: Maverick also features Miles Teller, Jennifer Connelly, Jon Hamm, Glen Powell, Lewis Pullman and Ed Harris. Val Kilmer also reprises his role of Iceman from the original in a cameo. The film, which was released on May 27, was also well received by critics.