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‘Top Gun: Maverick’ Joins Billion-Dollar Box Office Club in a First for Tom Cruise

Boom! Top Gun: Maverick has joined the billion-dollar club at the global box office. It’s the first Tom Cruise film to achieve the milestone, and the 50th Hollywood movie overall, not adjusted for inflation. Director Joseph Kosinski’s film passed the barrier after finishing Sunday with an estimated domestic total of $521.7 million and $484.7 million […]

Jurnee Smollett Discusses ‘Spiderhead’ Secrets and the Future of Black Canary

[This story contains spoilers for Netflix’s Spiderhead.] Jurnee Smollett knew she wanted to book some time with Spiderhead, even before her character’s path was fully locked down. The actress, who got her start as a child actor on show like Full House and has established herself as a forceful presence in a wide range of […]

Chris Hemsworth and Miles Teller in Netflix’s ‘Spiderhead’: Film Review

Jurnee Smollett also stars in Joseph Kosinski's darkly comic thriller based on a George Saunders short story.

Behind ‘Top Gun: Maverick’s’ Emotional Val Kilmer-Tom Cruise Reunion

[This story contains spoilers for Top Gun: Maverick.] Top Gun: Maverick is full of cutting-edge filmmaking that transports audiences into the cockpit of an F/A-18.  But amid the thrills, there is a much more intimate scene that is also garnering a strong reaction. Midway through the film, Tom Cruise’s Pete “Maverick” Mitchell reunites with Val […]

Behind Apple’s Megadeal for Brad Pitt Formula One Racing Film From Joseph Kosinski

In a potentially game-changing deal that could impact how streamers and theatrical distributors coexist, Apple has closed a pact to acquire an untitled Formula One racing movie that has Top Gun: Maverick filmmaker Joseph Kosinski directing and Brad Pitt attached to star, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. The deal, almost five months in the making, reunites […]

Box Office: Why ‘Top Gun 2’ Could Be the First Tom Cruise Movie to Join the $1B Club

Nothing short of astonishment swept across Hollywood over the June 3-5 weekend when Tom Cruise’s Top Gun: Maverick dropped a mere 29 percent from its Memorial Day launch thanks to spectacular word of mouth. That’s the lowest decline in history for a movie opening to $100 million or more, and a slim decline for any […]

Box Office: ‘Top Gun 2’ Scores Record $90M Second Weekend, Crosses $550M Globally

Joseph Kosinski’s Top Gun: Maverick is showing no signs of slowing down. The Paramount and Skydance tentpole, starring Tom Cruise, is doing massive business in its second weekend. The sequel earned $90 million to boast the smallest decline ever — 29 percent — for a movie opening domestically to $100 million or more. Shrek 2, […]

‘Top Gun: Maverick’ Ties as the All-Time Best Reviewed Tom Cruise Film

Hollywood summer tentpoles aren’t necessarily known for being critical darlings. There are always exceptions, of course. One of those is Top Gun: Maverick, which is finally hitting theaters today after being grounded for two years because of the pandemic. From Paramount and Skydance, the pic ranks as the best-reviewed movie of Tom Cruise’s prolific career, […]

Photographer Julian Ungano on His Vision for The Hollywood Reporter’s Cannes Photo Diary

Julian Ungano is tucked away at a corner table inside the Hotel Martinez’s lobby restaurant. It’s mid-afternoon and the 39-year-old is here to recap a dizzying schedule shooting some of the Cannes Film Festival’s brightest stars. Ungano partnered with The Hollywood Reporter to deliver a Cannes photo diary, updated throughout the festival from May 17-28, […]

Box Office: ‘Top Gun 2’ Targets Career-Best Opening for Tom Cruise

Fire up the jets. After two years of being grounded by the coronavirus pandemic, Top Gun: Maverick is finally flying into theaters over Memorial Day weekend following a headline-grabbing, global marketing blitz that saw a tireless Tom Cruise transform into the showman of the moment as he made stops at a world premiere in San […]

Cannes: Ethan Hawke, Isabelle Huppert, Lee Jung-jae, Rebecca Hall, Austin Butler and More in The Hollywood Reporter’s Festival Photo Diary

Nothing compares to Cannes. That has never been more true than it is this year as the international film festival rolled out the iconic red carpet to celebrate a milestone 75th anniversary, as always, against the backdrop of the French Riviera. Welcoming A-list stars, celebrated auteurs, musicians, models and, yes, even TikTok creators, the 2022 […]

Tom Cruise in ‘Top Gun: Maverick’: Film Review

The ace fighter pilot returns 36 years after first feeling the need for speed in Joseph Kosinski’s sequel, also starring Miles Teller, Jennifer Connelly and Jon Hamm.