It only took 18 days, but Top Gun: Maverick has blown by Kevin Feige’s Doctor Strange 2 at the domestic box office where it is now the top movie of 2022, passing the Marvel movie.
Top Gun: Maverick starring Tom Cruise has made $401.8M million in its first 18 days of release compared to Doctor Strange 2’s $346 million in its first 18 days and its current domestic gross of $398 million in 38 days of release.
Top Gun: Maverick has a current worldwide gross of $749 million.
Worth a mention is that The Batman has for the fifth consecutive time beat Doctor Strange 2 at the domestic weekend box office when compared head to head as The Batman brought in over $6.4 million for its weekend six compared to Doctor Strange 2’s $5.2 million for weekend six.
What all this box office comparison should be telling Kevin Feige is that fans were super disappointed by Doctor Strange 2 which should have been an EASY billion-dollar movie (sucks to be a Disney investor), especially following the near-two billion dollar Spider-Man: No Way Home which was also a Multiverse movie, but the flicks were universes a part as while one featured great characters and story, the other was filled with nonsensical drivel and a forced agenda all at the cost of the main character – yep, that would be Doctor Strange.
Top Gun: Maverick also happens to have a 97% Rotten Tomatoes Score and a near-perfect Audience Score at 99%, so again, if Hollywood builds it, we will come, so hopefully, Kevin Feige and Marvel will get it as their Phase 4 has been an utter disaster at the box office and on Disney Plus.
Top Gun: Maverick box office:
DOMESTIC (52.8%): $395,199,280
INTERNATIONAL (47.2%): $353,700,000