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Box Office: ‘Jurassic World Dominion’ Roars Ahead of ‘Lightyear’ in Surprise Upset

In a surprise twist, Pixar and Disney’s new movie Lightyear lost Father’s Day weekend to holdover Jurassic World Dominion at the domestic box office. This is the first time in the pandemic that there’s been three major Hollywood tentpoles doing solid-to-great business (Top Gun: Maverick is the third). As a result, overall domestic revenue hit […]

Box Office Milestone: ‘Top Gun 2’ Becomes Tom Cruise’s Biggest Global Hit

Top Gun: Maverick has become Tom Cruise’s biggest earner at the worldwide box office, not adjusted for inflation. Through Thursday, the Paramount and Skydance movie has collected $806.3 million in worldwide ticket sales, including $422.1 million domestically and $384.2 million overseas. That’s enough to outrank Cruise’s previous top earner, 2018’s Mission: Impossible — Fallout, which […]

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 […]

‘Top Gun’ Volleyball Scene Nearly Cost Tony Scott His Job: “They Were Really Angry”

One of Top Gun’s most iconic scenes so angered Paramount executives that the late filmmaker Tony Scott could have lost his job, according to the Oscar-nominated editors who worked on the 1986 classic. The signature volleyball scene featuring a glistening Tom Cruise and Val Kilmer has remained a pop culture fascination for 36 years. To […]

The Cast of ‘Top Gun,’ Then and Now

The classic 1986 action-drama is back in the zeitgeist after the release of 'Top Gun: Maverick.' Here's a look at what the cast of the first film has been up to since their last run to the Danger Zone.

‘Top Gun: Maverick’ Star Jon Hamm Talks Importance of Being Film’s Thorn in the Side

Jon Hamm felt such a need for speed that he accepted the offer for Top Gun: Maverick sight unseen. In the legacy sequel to Tony Scott’s Top Gun (1986), Hamm plays Vice Admiral Beau “Cyclone” Simpson, who, per the trailers, is unwillingly tasked with overseeing Captain Pete “Maverick” Mitchell (Tom Cruise) as he trains a […]

‘Top Gun: Maverick’ Star Jennifer Connelly Discusses Joy of Reuniting With Director Joseph Kosinski and Tom Cruise Making Her Feel Like a Kid Again

Jennifer Connelly has been acting professionally for nearly 40 years, and even she has never experienced anything quite like Top Gun: Maverick. In the legacy sequel to Tony Scott’s Top Gun (1986), Connelly reunites with her Only the Brave director, Joseph Kosinski, as she plays Penny Benjamin, a former flame of Pete “Maverick” Mitchell (Tom […]

‘Top Gun: Maverick’: Jerry Bruckheimer Says Single Phone Call From Tom Cruise to Paramount Ignited Sequel

Top Gun: Maverick has been a long time coming for Jerry Bruckheimer. The prolific producer behind the original Top Gun attempted to get a sequel off the ground once the Tony Scott-helmed and Tom Cruise-led film became 1986’s biggest worldwide hit with $357 million in box office. But development never seemed to take off, and […]

Hollywood Flashback: In 1992, Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman Left Cannes Starstruck

It has been exactly 30 years since Tom Cruise — who returns to Cannes in support of Top Gun: Maverick — brought a film to the festival on the French Riviera. This time, the 59-year-old global superstar will be feted with “an exceptional tribute for his lifetime achievements” on May 18, according to fest organizers, […]

Events of the Week: ‘Top Gun: Maverick,’ ‘Doctor Strange’ and More

As Hollywood events return to full force in New York and Los Angeles amid the coronavirus pandemic, here’s a look at this week’s biggest premieres, parties and openings, including red carpets for Top Gun: Maverick, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, Girls5Eva and The Staircase. Girls5Eva season two premiere Peacock hosted a season two […]

Netflix: Movies and TV Shows Leaving in May

The ’80s action classic Top Gun, Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson’s 2001 comedy Zoolander and part one and two of the I Know What You Did Last Summer horror franchise are among the titles leaving Netflix in May. As its highly anticipated sequel prepares to hit theaters, Top Gun, starring Tom Cruise as a hotshot fighter […]