Monday, May 30, 2022

“Top Gun” is Number One

The new movie sequel “Top Gun: Maverick", directed by Joseph Kosinski starring Tom Cruise reprising his role as 'Pete Mitchell' ('Maverick') , with Val Kilmer as 'Iceman', Miles Teller, Jennifer Connelly, Jon Hamm, Glen Powell and Lewis Pullman, is Number One at the box office with domestic grosses of  $151,000,000, and international $109,568,688 for a worldwide total of $260,568,688 after a May 27, 2022 theatrical opening:

August 2018 a 15-person film crew from Paramount and Bruckheimer Films boarded the Norfolk-based aircraft carrier 'USS Abraham Lincoln' shooting flight deck operations. 

Mid-February 2019, Cruise and the production crew were sighted on board 'USS Theodore Roosevelt' at 'NAS North Island'. 

In March, filming was completed at 'NAS Whidbey Island' in Oak Harbor, Washington.

Cruise reprises his role as 'Captain Pete "Maverick" Mitchell', a flight instructor and Kilmer reprises his role…

… as (now) 'Vice Admiral Tom "Iceman" Kazansky', a fellow instructor and friend/former rival of Maverick.

In director Tony Scott's "Top Gun", "...students at the US Navy's elite fighter weapons school compete to be best in the class, as one hotshot young pilot learns a few things from a civilian instructor not taught in the classroom..."

In 1986, "Top Gun" earned a Domestic Gross of $176,781,728 and International $177,030,000, for a worldwide total of $353,811,728.

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