Top Gun: Maverick continues to build further momentum after release as Variety reports that the hit film has become the #1 selling digital direct-selling title in the US in its first week of release. The publication notes that the data it cites comes directly from Paramount Home Entertainment.
The digital release includes 110 minutes of bonus content, including behind-the-scenes features; many look to the intense and mandatory training regimen that Tom Cruise imposed on the cast. There are also bonus content footage documenting how the filmmakers captured the film’s incredible flight sequences.
Paramount hasn’t released a dollar figure for sales of Top Gun: Maverick, but a studio representative told Variety that its sales estimates are based on “industry monitoring resources, independent analysis, and feedback from retailers.” . The film will be released on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, and DVD on November 1.
Released in June after COVID-related delays, Maverick is the highest-grossing film of 2022 worldwide, grossing $1.37 billion. By July, Top Gun: Maverick had already become the 12th movie in history to gross $600 million in the US. The movie has garnered stellar reviews across the board, including GameSpot. It is officially Tom Cruise’s highest-grossing film of 2022 so far.
Cruise, who was also a producer, said he did not allow Maverick to debut on a streaming service. “I make movies for the big screen,” Cruise said.
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