Tom Cruise’s career is certainly not in danger.
His latest movie, Top Gun: Maverick, was already the biggest hit of his entire career. But the film continues to make a lot of money, week after week. And this weekend, despite competition from Jurassic World: Dominion and the brand new one Elvis biopic of Baz Luhrmann, it crossed the $1 billion threshold in worldwide ticket sales.
In addition, it is also passed Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness to become the top-grossing film of 2022 worldwide. Per Variety† Independent thinking person is only the second movie of the pandemic to make this much money. †Spider-Man: No Way Home was the first.) Of course, that means it’s also the first Cruise project to exceed $1 billion globally as well.
These are the five biggest movies of the year right now:
- Top Gun Maverick
- Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness
- the batter
- Jurassic World: Dominion
- Water Gate Bridge
Top Gun: MaverickCruise’s success couldn’t have come at a better time. He is starring in and producing the last two Mission Impossible movies, Dead Reckoning, and the movies have had a rocky production. Most of that was due to the difficulty of making a massive, global film in the midst of Covid, but the hassle resulted in a series of delays and skyrocketing budgets.
If Paramount was nervous about the reported $290 million, they sunk into just the first of these Mission sequels, they must have at least one small less scared now in the movies plays the man who is once again the biggest star in the world, who does many of the same things as Top Gun: Maverick a surprise smash: huge practical effects on the largest possible scale.
Tom Cruise’s #1 Box Office Hits by Decade
Tom Cruise has now had #1 box office hits in five consecutive decades, from the 1980s through the 2020s.