On the heels of Top Gun: Maverick becoming the seventh-highest grossing movie at the domestic box office of all time, Paramount Pictures today announced Top Gun: Maverick “Fan Appreciation Weekend,” a theatrical celebration to thank fans for making the film the movie event of the year.
“Paramount Pictures is eternally grateful to the millions of fans going to theatres to experience Top Gun: Maverick the way it was meant to be seen — on the big screen,” said Chris Aronson, President, Domestic Distribution of Paramount Pictures.
Aronson added: “We are excited about the Maverick fanfare starting this Friday…a small token of our appreciation for the remarkable support we have received from fans.” This Friday, August 12th, marks the return of Top Gun: Maverick to some of the most immersive cinema formats at participating theatres.
From Friday through Sunday, August 14th, before the movie presentation begins at all participating theatres, attending fans will experience exclusive content featuring a behind-the-scenes look at shooting onboard the USS Roosevelt with Tom Cruise and the cast to see what it takes to operate, film, and live on an active warship.
Tickets for all shows of Top Gun: Maverick are available at TopGunmovie.com; at participating exhibitors’ websites & mobile apps; as well as participating theatre box offices nationwide.
A new Top Gun: Maverick Collector’s print, commissioned and designed for fans by UK artist Doaly, will be given away to ticket holders at participating theatres starting Friday (while supplies last), and more information can be found at local theatre listings and exhibitor websites.
As of August 7, Top Gun: Maverick has earned $662.5 million domestically and $690 million internationally. It’s the seventh-highest grossing film in domestic box office history, surpassing Titanic.
It is Paramount Pictures’ highest-grossing film globally ever and the highest-grossing movie ever for Tom Cruise.
The sequel takes place 34 years after the events of the original film and pits legendary Captain Pete “Maverick” Mitchell as the new flight instructor of Top Gun, in which he guides Bradley, Goose’s son, who seeks to become a pilot much as his father was.
After more than thirty years of service as one of the Navy’s top aviators, Pete “Maverick” Mitchell (Tom Cruise) is where he belongs, pushing the envelope as a courageous test pilot and dodging the advancement in rank that would ground him.
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.
Top Gun: Maverick also stars Jennifer Connelly, Jon Hamm, Glen Powell, Lewis Pullman, Charles Parnell, Bashir Salahuddin, Monica Barbaro, Jay Ellis, Danny Ramirez, Greg Tarzan Davis with Ed Harris and Val Kilmer.
Top Gun: Maverick is produced by Paramount Pictures, Skydance and Jerry Bruckheimer Films. The movie is directed by Joseph Kosinski from a screenplay by Ehren Kruger and Eric Warren Singer and Christopher McQuarrie, and a story by Peter Craig and Justin Marks.
Jenna Busch has written and spoken about movies, TV, video games and comics all over the Internet for over 15 years, co-hosted a series with Stan Lee, appeared on multiple episodes of “Tabletop,” written comic books, and is a contributing author for the 13 books in the “PsychGeeks” series including “Star Wars Psychology.” She founded the site Legion of Leia and hosted the “Legion” podcast.