Top Gun: Maverick is the big hit of 2022, grossing over $1.463 million, outpacing Marvel releases like Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness ($955M) and Thor: Love and Thunder ($759M) . It will also be interesting to see if Black Adam, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever and Avatar: The Sense of Water can be up to it.
One of the keys to the success of Top Gun: Maverick is that they shot everything with practical effects and the viewers enjoy an almost real experience and have the feeling that they are inside the cockpits of war planes.
So for Top Gun: Maverick, I was the aerial coordinator for the film, as well as the lead camera pilot. That means I was in charge of security, logistics, aid and general mission planning collaboration. And I worked with my naval air coordinator counterpart, Brian Ferguson, to make sure all of those sequences were done and coordinated safely and within all regulatory laws. Kevin LaRosa started.
Outside of my air coordinator role, I am also a pilot. And I was the camera pilot on the movie. So the entire jet flight, the entire jet camera flight, the entire helicopter camera flight was done by myself with an aerial DP on board. The Aerial DP is my counterpart, i.e. the gentleman who mans the camera gimbal at the front of the plane or at the front of the helicopter. And on this project, David Nowell and Michael Osment for me, so I loved being able to fly those two gentlemen and put the camera in the right place at the right time.
So as an aerial coordinator and camera pilot, a lot of times in movies and TV shows, we come in as planners and work for a couple of weeks if it's a big aerial sequence. The difference with Top Gun: Maverick is that it is a love story of aviation.
It's a movie about aviation. So I lived off that movie for a little over a year, pretty much into the movie. And there is much more collaboration. I got to work with Tom Cruise, Joe Kosinski and Claudia Miranda, and the team at Paramount to help make the movie and help design some of the aerial sequences and how we were going to shoot them and how we were going to use this new technology to help tell Joe's story. So, there was a lot more collaboration and involvement in Top Gun: Maverick than my typical previous movies.
Some very optimistic analysts may have considered Top Gun: Maverick to be one of the biggest successes in cinema, but few would have imagined that Tom Cruise's latest film, a sequel to the 1980s action classic, would go on to gross nearly $1.5 billion.
Not only that: in the United States, almost 120 days after its release, it continues to be the seventh most viewed film in theaters. How do you eat, then, that Tom Cruise has become even more millionaire thanks to her, but not his technical team?.
Did you know that Top Gun: Maverick has reported a profit of 100 million dollars to Tom Cruise? Even more important is this matter, because the enormous difference between the cast (and mainly its star) and the technical team can be seen with the naked eye. On the other hand, Top Gun: Maverick can be seen in streaming through SkyShowtime, when God wants this new streaming platform to arrive in Spain.
'Top Gun: Maverick' is being an exaggerated success, especially in the United States, although in Spain it has also managed to stay. Across the pond this sequel to 'Top Gun. Ídolos del aire' is still in the top 10 and in our country it remains in 16th place at the box office after 116 days in theaters. Thus, more than three months after its successful premiere, this film headed by Tom Cruise, which is now available on digital platforms and has entered the top 5 of the highest-grossing films in history in the domestic market; continues to attract viewers to the cinema, with the economic benefit that this entails.
More than 700 million dollars has been collected by 'Maverick' in the United States, a figure that amounts to almost 1,500 million worldwide, an exorbitant amount of money that would be the cause of certain frictions between Paramount and the team that worked on the development of the movie. Fortune.com echoes a problem that can be sensed from practically every corner of the television industry: the cinema and the world of streaming have not found a crystalline point in which to move. In a time when the exhibition windows are not what they used to be, entertainment workers question whether the studios are being honest when it comes to dividing up the profits.
In the case of Paramount, the aforementioned medium cites as the cause Epix, a cable television channel with which the studio would have closed an agreement that 'harms' the producers of its films. Many of the stars and crew, including Tom Cruise and Sandra Bullock, who recently starred in and produced 'The Lost City'; They believe they are asking for millions of dollars due to the aforementioned deal. The reason would be none other than the suspicion that part of the profits that they should receive from the licenses to third parties would not be materializing. Let us remember that the singing voices of the blockbusters not only receive a previously agreed salary for their participation in a film, but also receive a percentage of digital sales and said licenses to third parties, among other issues.
The point is that participants in Paramount's movie profits believe their profits are below what they should be because the studio receives less from Epix than other studios receive in similar deals. Talent reps have met with Paramount to ask for extra money, according to Fortune's sources, but no lawsuits have been filed so far.
Fortune points out that neither Paramount nor the representatives of Cruise or Bullock have wanted to comment at the moment, but that the producers and talent lawyers are already looking for a way to solve the matter in the most appropriate way possible.
One possibility is that the Hollywood unions take action, not least because the unions also benefit from the success of these films. Both sides would prefer to avoid a lawsuit, but recent cases show that sometimes that's the only way. For example, AMC was forced to pay $200 million to one of the creators of 'The Walking Dead', and Fox ended up throwing millions in a dispute with the workers of the series 'Bones'.
Three months after its debut in theaters, the incredible 'Top Gun: Maverick' can now be rented or purchased to be seen in the living room from August 23 on VOD platforms such as Apple TV, Microsoft or Google Play. It is already Tom Cruise's most successful film and one of the most sweeping films of the year in terms of theatrical releases, breaking records every weekend.
Although you can still go see the movie at the cinema, it has already exceeded the minimum window of days to be released in the rental or purchase systems, so it is possible to acquire it both in the Apple and Google systems and in some countries even also by Amazon. There is no set date for its arrival on Paramount + and other streaming platforms at no additional charge. At the moment the prices range from 9.90 to 13.99 euros.
After 13 consecutive weeks at the box office, 'Top Gun: Maverick' has become the sixth most successful film at the domestic box office in the United States, stealing that position from 'Avengers: Infinity War', which, since its premiere in the spring of 2018 , generated profits of 678 million dollars; the film starring Tom Cruise already exceeds 685 million dollars. It has resisted in third and fourth position, leaving behind very successful premieres such as 'Nop' and the new adventure of the Minions.
At the moment 'Top Gun Maverick' does not have a release date in the catalogs of open platforms, although it is expected that it will reach the Paramount + platform at some point. Cruise was adamant in betting on a longer time than we have become accustomed to. As the platform will not operate in our country until December 2022 at the earliest, it could be one of the highlights of the launch of the platform in Spain, but it remains to be seen if it plans to sell the rights to another application.
Gone are the antics about theaters being dead, simultaneous theatrical and streaming releases, and free first-run movies. It's time to wait and pay, as has always happened. Whether or not you have a subscription.
Top Gun: Maverick arrives today on some streaming platforms, but it is not free on any of them. Nor can it be rented. Or at least we haven't found a rental option. If you want it you have to buy it in digital format. There are two months left for the physical format.
The price is €11.99 for the SD version, €13.99 for the HD version, and €13.99 for the UHD 4K version. In none of the mentioned stores does the option of renting it appear.
Here are some websites where you can watch Top Gun: Maverick online for free. Youre sure to enjoy this movie on any of these sites. If you prefer the physical format, the DVD, Blu-ray and Blu-ray 4K UHD versions, the latter far superior in image and sound to streaming, won't arrive until October. Pretty annoying discrimination.
And when can we see Top Gun: Maverick streaming for free? At the moment we have no clue. The logical thing would be for it to be released on Paramount+, but for now this platform is not available in Spain, although it intends to appear here before the end of the year.