With more than 3.2 million admissions, “Top Gun: Maverick” is now the biggest hit of the year in France.

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The biggest success of Tom Cruise’s career

By reaching 3,234,886 admissions this Sunday evening, Joseph Koskinki’s film has overtaken The Batman to become the biggest box office success since the start of the year in France. With 747 million dollars worldwide, it will soon be the biggest success of Tom Cruise’s career. And the actor does not intend to stop there since the next part of the Mission: Impossible saga will be released next summer. The blockbuster Top Gun: Maverick, on display for three weeks, has already recorded more than 3 million admissions in France. Fans and the simply curious flock to cinemas, and when the film comes out, their heads are in the clouds. The film explodes all records. First at the box office, Top Gun: Maverick signs the best start of the year in France.

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The film arouses new vocations

Tom Cruise, iconic actor, stuntman and blockbuster machine, is one of the keys to this success. Star of the first Top Gun, the American is an icon of Hollywood cinema. The feature film even arouses new vocations. “Since the release of the film, we have observed approximately twice as many connections on the Devenir aviateur site. And in the armed forces recruitment centers, we have a number of requests for information which has increased between 15 and 400%”, underlines Colonel Stéphane Spet, spokesperson for the Air and Space Force.

An excellent viewer rating

Broadcast on 4,735 screens in the United States upon its release, it generated in three days almost twice the 65 million dollars obtained by War of the Worlds in 2005 and which was so far the best start in the United States of a film by Tom Cruise. An excellent start, therefore, which more than covers the 170 million dollars committed to the production. Good reviews accompany this success with a rating of 96% on Rotten Tomatoes, an excellent viewer rating of 4.8/5 on L’Internaute and a viewer rating of 4.4/5 on Allociné. Top Gun: Maverick carries with him in his glory the title “Hold my hand” by Lady Gaga, specially written for the film and which becomes number 1 on iTunes. The first Top Gun directed by Tony Scott in 1986 also benefited from the success of Joseph Kosinski’s sequel and became number 1 on download platforms.

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