Top Gun: Maverick Gets Streaming Release Date on Paramount+

You have the need, the need to stream — and Top Gun: Maverick will finally be available for just that when the blockbuster movie hits Paramount+ on Thursday, Dec. 22, seven months after its May 27 theatrical debut.

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Typically, the theatrical exclusivity window for Paramount Pictures releases is 120 days. Top Gun front man Tom Cruise from go had argued against Maverick, which was originally earmarked and ready for a June 2020 release, going direct to streaming — which clearly was the right call. But as the flick finally flew into and found tremendous success in movieplexes, Paramount reportedly was angling to approach Cruise to negotiate a shorter theatrical window.

Directed by Joseph Kosinski and set 36 years after the events of Tony Scott’s seminal Top Gun, Maverick‘s domestic box office to date is $717 million, ranking as the fifth highest-grossing film ever.

Still (at least, theoretically) in the high-octane drama’s crosshairs are Avatar (which had a domestic box office of $760.5 million), Spider-Man: No Way Home ($804.7 million), Avengers: Endgame ($858.3 million) and Star Wars VIII: The Force Awakens ($936.6 million).

Top Gun: Maverick‘s global box office haul, meanwhile, stands at north of $1.5 billion (as of Nov. 22), making it about the 11th-highest-grossing film of all time.

The Cruise-led blockbuster headed to digital release during the week of Aug. 22 (for purchase only), and was released on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray and DVD on Nov. 1.

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