The Tom Cruise sequel breaks records once again as it becomes the most-watched movie premiere ever for Paramount Plus. The world still can’t get enough of Top Gun: Maverick!
You knew it was going to happen. After earning over $1.48 Billion at the global box office, the debut of Top Gun: Maverick just before Christmas on Paramount Plus was always going to be huge. And indeed it was. The film, thirty-six years in hitting screens, has become the biggest movie of the year across all platforms. It has become the most-watched movie premiere ever for the streaming service. Until recently, the film was the number-one worldwide theatrical release (Read our review here). It still remains the number one title on digital, and now holds the record for a streaming premiere.
On the heels of becoming the highest-grossing domestic and global film of 2022, the studio’s #1 film of all time, as well as the #1 best-selling Digital release ever, Paramount today announced that TOP GUN: MAVERICK is the most-watched movie globally in its premiere weekend streaming on Paramount +.
“The runaway success of this film across theatrical, digital, and now in streaming is an undeniable proof point demonstrating the power of Paramount’s multi-platform release strategy,” Brian Robbins, President, and CEO of Paramount Pictures and Chief Content Officer, Movies and Kids & Family, Paramount+. “Across all our 2022 titles, and now with TOP GUN: MAVERICK, our studio has unlocked the value of variable windowing that streaming provides to augment a film’s overall success.”
A RECORD BREAKER
From Thursday, Dec. 22 through Sunday, Dec. 25, the movie broke records domestically as the most-watched movie premiere ever for the service, surpassing the previous record, held by SONIC THE HEDGEHOG 2, by 60%. In addition, the film’s success increased viewer consumption in the original TOP GUN movie by nearly 400 % and the MISSION IMPOSSIBLE franchise titles on the service by over 140%.
“We are thrilled to see a continuation of the film’s massive record-breaking success by becoming the #1 most-watched movie premiere on Paramount+,” said Tanya Giles, Chief Programming Officer, Paramount Streaming. “We continue to benefit from the highly anticipated theatrical hits from Paramount Pictures that come to the service delivering fans a new way to continue to watch and re-watch their favorite movies.”
AWARD NOMINATIONS AND CRITICAL ACCLAIM
TOP GUN: MAVERICK has been honored as one of the ten Best Films of 2022 by AFI; awarded Best Film by the National Board of Review; received two Golden Globe® nominations for Best Motion Picture – Drama and Best Original Song – Motion Picture; and has received Critics Choice Award Nominations for Best Film and Best Actor.
TOP GUN: MAVERICK is celebrated by critics and audiences alike, receiving an A+ CinemaScore, and earning a 97% critics’ score and 99% audience score from Rotten Tomatoes. In addition to marking Tom Cruise’s biggest opening and the highest-grossing film ever, it also opened domestically to the largest Memorial Day Weekend of all time; is Paramount Pictures’ highest-grossing domestic release ever; and is the first movie ever to be #1 at the box office for both Memorial Day Weekend and Labor Day Weekend.
The film’s soundtrack also reached #1 album and soundtrack on iTunes, the #1 soundtrack on Amazon, and the #2 album on Spotify; with Lady Gaga’s “Hold My Hand” and One Republic’s “I Ain’t Worried” breaking through top 50 lists across the music charts.
TOP GUN: MAVERICK is produced by Paramount Pictures, Skydance, and Jerry Bruckheimer Films. Directed by Joseph Kosinski from a screenplay by Ehren Kruger and Eric Warren Singer and Christopher McQuarrie, a story by Peter Craig and Justin Marks, and based on characters created by Jim Cash & Jack Epps, Jr., the film stars Tom Cruise, Miles Teller, Jennifer Connelly, Jon Hamm along with Ed Harris and Val Kilmer.
Top Gun: Maverick is now available to view on Paramount Plus, and is available to buy on DVD, Blu-ray, 4K UHD, and digital download.
Source: Paramount Plus
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