Can ‘Top Gun: Maverick’ Reach $1 Billion Despite Stiff Competition?

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Paramount’s biggest hit in years now faces a loaded slate in June and July

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With over $300 million grossed domestically and $583 million worldwide in just two weeks, “Top Gun: Maverick” has become Paramount’s biggest box office hit in years and has given Tom Cruise a chance at something he’s never had in his career: a $1 billion blockbuster.

But to get there, this acclaimed sequel will have to leg out as several other highly anticipated tentpoles hit theaters over the course of June and July. The competition includes Universal’s “Jurassic World: Dominion,” Disney/Pixar’s “Lightyear” and Disney/Marvel’s “Thor: Love and Thunder,” as well as smaller films like Warner Bros.’ “Elvis” and Universal’s “Nope” that could peel away certain subsets of moviegoers.