The recent success of Tom cruise coming back to film Top Gun: Maverick has made quite the news. As the film has recently crossed the $1 billion threshold, many are curious as to how much would Tom Cruise earn from this film. The bold and talented actor who has a knack for performing his own stunts is estimated to be around $80 million as rough estimate regard to the film’s success.
Top Gun makes a comeback after 36 years in a big way
Thanks to the sequel’s phenomenal box office performance, Tom Cruise might make an absurd amount of money. In the long-awaited sequel to the first Top Gun which was released more than 30 years ago. Tom Cruise made his long-awaited comeback as Pete “Maverick” Mitchell. Director Joseph Kosinski’s Top Gun: Maverick resurrects Tom Cruise’s Maverick for another perilous mission in which he commands a new generation of pilots. In the anticipation that the sequel would be a commercial success, Paramount delayed selling it to a streaming service during the epidemic.
Tom Cruise is reported to earn close to $100 million from Top Gun: Maverick
According to a recent Puck News article, due to his contract, Cruise might make close to $100 million from Top Gun: Maverick. According to the publication, Cruise received a base pay of $12.5 million, but he also stands to earn 10% of the film’s opening-day revenue. The backend pay for the star does not begin until Paramount has made $125M in revenue. That won’t be a problem for Cruise’s $1 billion movies between the revenue the film will make via rentals and streaming and its theatrical performance. Based on the film, Puck News predicts that Cruise will earn between $80 and $90 million.
How far can Top Gun: Maverick go in highest-grossing films
It may take some time to determine exactly how much Cruise was paid for Top Gun: Maverick, but there is no denying that the movie was a big success for everyone involved. Hollywood is generally happy that Paramount is having a terrific year at the box office. It’s proof that the movie industry is reverting to its pre-pandemic state with the recent blockbuster. If these rumors are true, Cruise may earn a large salary in the interim.