Top Gun: Maverick is the film that retains on giving.
The blockbuster will hit Paramount Global’s streamer Paramount+ on Dec. 22, the service unveiled on Tuesday.
“Paramount+ today announced the #1 film of 2022, Top Gun: Maverick, will be available to stream globally on the service beginning Thursday, Dec. 22 in the U.S., as well as in Canada, Australia, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Italy and previously announced markets – the U.K. and Latin America,” the streaming service mentioned. “It will be available in South Korea and France in 2023.”
Paramount Global CEO Bob Bakish earlier this 12 months addressed the query of the streaming plans for the motion blockbuster, however solely mentioned that it will land on Paramount+ earlier than the tip of the 12 months, additionally suggesting that it may bolster its fourth-quarter subscriber numbers.
On the leisure conglomerate’s second-quarter earnings convention name, Bakish additionally mentioned he felt bullish in regards to the firm’s skill to make hit content material after a string of successes on the field workplace and on Paramount+. And he lauded the choice to delay the discharge of tentpole films in the course of the COVID pandemic. “In the early stages of the pandemic, we were very selective with our releases, holding certain films until market conditions improved,” he mentioned. “While we couldn’t release Top Gun: Maverick and The Lost City earlier, we held off because we knew these phenomenal stories would bring audiences back to theaters. That proved to be the right call. Paramount continues to shine at the box office with numbers that outperformed even our own expectations.”
Top Gun: Maverick has been a juggernaut for the Hollywood conglomerate. The Paramount Pictures and Skydance film, first hitting theaters in late May 2022, has to date earned north of $1.48 billion to turn into one of many top-grossing movies of all time, not adjusted for inflation. It’s the primary Tom Cruise movie to affix the billion-dollar membership, and the fiftieth Hollywood film to attain the milestone. Directed by Joseph Kosinski, the long-awaited sequel to the 1986 movie Top Gun has exceeded all expectations.
When the film crossed $1 billion globally in late June, Tom Cruise tweeted, “to all the films in release, to all the studios, and to all the exhibitors: congratulations. To the audience: thank you for venturing out and allowing us to entertain you. See you at the movies.”
Top Gun: Maverick is barely the second Hollywood title of the pandemic period to cross $1 billion behind Sony and Disney’s Spider-Man: No Way Home ($1.89 billion).
In late August, the film hit premium VOD at a price ticket of $19.99 and zoomed to the highest of house viewing charts. When the worth was diminished to $5.99 in September, it as soon as once more rose to the highest spot.
“After more than 30 years of service as one of the Navy’s top aviators, Pete ‘Maverick’”’ Mitchell (Tom Cruise) is the place he belongs, pushing the envelope as a brave check pilot and dodging the development in rank that may floor him,” the movie’s plot description reads. “When he finds himself training a detachment of Top Gun graduates for a specialized mission the likes of which no living pilot has ever seen, Maverick encounters Lt. Bradley Bradshaw (Miles Teller), call sign ‘Rooster,’ the son of Maverick’s late friend and Radar Intercept Officer Lt. Nick Bradshaw, aka ‘Goose.’ Facing an uncertain future and confronting the ghosts of his past, Maverick is drawn into a confrontation with his own deepest fears, culminating in a mission that demands the ultimate sacrifice from those who will be chosen to fly it.”