TOP GUN 2. The sequel to Top Gun, in theaters since May 25, 2022, is a real hit at the global box office. What figures in France?
[Mis à jour le 28 juin 2022 à 9h14] It’s a full box for Top Gun 2. The spectators responded present for the return of Maverick in this sequel, released 36 years after the first part, on May 25th. Since this weekend, the film worn by Tom Cruise became the year’s highest-grossing movie worldwide, surpassing $1 billion in box office receipts. In detail, these are 522 million dollars collected in North America and 484 million in the rest of the world.
If we compare with other blockbusters, Top Gun: Maverick achieves a better score than Doctor Strange 2 (950 million dollars). However, it has yet to do better than Spider-Man: No Way Home and its $1.9 billion worldwide. In France, Top Gun 2 is also the success of the year, having achieved 4.1 million admissions since its release more than a month ago. In total, more than 36 million euros were collected on French soil for Top Gun Maverick.
Did Tom Cruise really fly Top Gun Maverick’s planes? ?
As we know, Tom Cruise likes to perform his own stunts. This is part of the cinematographic legend that he has built over the years with famous examples in the various episodes of the Mission Impossible saga. Also, it is generally assumed that all his stunts are now performed by himself. Is this the case in Top Gun 2? Yes and no.
To agree to make this sequel, Tom Cruise insisted that the film not use computer graphics. The actor is therefore well in the cockpits of the planes that his character pilots. In the scene where Maverick pilots a Mustang P-51 warbird, it is indeed Tom Cruise who pilots the plane in front of the camera. Little anecdote, it is also Cruise’s personal plane!
On the other hand, as regards flights in the F/A-18 of the American Navy, it was necessary to adapt. If Tom Cruise really wanted to take control of the fighter plane, it could not have been possible, despite the military preparation program that the star had followed. The reason ? The cost of such an aircraft, which easily exceeds 70 million dollars. We can therefore imagine why the United States Navy did not accept that Tom Cruise has fun with it! However, Tom Cruise is in the cockpit of an F / A-18 in Top Gun 2, just like his fellow actors. The plane was simply flown by a real Navy pilot. Thus, when Tom Cruise is on screen in a cockpit, we really see him react to gravity and the G-force received during real flight sessions!
Synopsis – Refusing to rise in rank to still have the right to fly, Pete “Maverick” Mitchell is entrusted with the training of students of the school Top Gun. They will have to carry out a particularly dangerous mission and it is up to Maverick to ensure that they can carry it out. While doing so, he meets the son of his late friend Goose.
- Tom CruisePete ‘Maverick’ Mitchell
- Miles TellerLt. Bradley ‘Rooster’ Bradshaw
- Jennifer Connelly : Penny Benjamin
- Jon Hamm: Cyclone
- Glen PowellHangman
- Lewis PullmanBob
- Charles ParnellWarlock
- Bashir Salahuddin as Coleman
- Monica BarbaroPhoenix
- Jay Ellis: Payback
- Danny Ramirez: Fanboy
- Greg Tarzan Davis: Coyote
- Val Kilmer : Tom ‘Iceman’ Kazansky
- Ed HarrisAdmiral
- Jean Louisa KellySarah Kazansky
- Manny Jacinto as Fritz
The first opinions have fallen. Top Gun: Maverick completely won over the critics during the press screenings and the Cannes screening. The feature film already has 97% positive reviews on Rotten Tomatoes, the press review aggregator with 111 comments from international media. In France, we are also conquered by the return of Pete ‘Maverick’ Mitchell. “It’s mind-blowing” for Le Figaro, while Télérama recognizes that it is a “pure pleasure of cinema.” For TF1, “the sequel to the 1986 cult film plays the nostalgia card with intelligence while multiplying the amazing action scenes”. The return of Top Gun is, it seems, a success, to be discovered without fail on the big screen.
Exit “Take my breath away”, make way for “Hold my hand”. Lady Gaga has been chosen to perform the title song of Top Gun 2: Maverick. You can listen to “Hold my hand” below to form your own opinion on this new track, before discovering if this title will surpass the cult “Take my breath away”.
Top Gun 2: Maverick premiered at the Cannes Film Festival on May 18, 2022, just a week before its release on French screens. For the occasion, the patrol of France flew over the Palais des Festivals and Tom Cruise received a surprise honorary palme d’or from the hands of Thierry Frémaux and Pierre Lescure.
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Top Gun Maverick: the film exceeds the billion dollars, the figures of the box office