Thu. Mar 23rd, 2023

With 6,485,173 admissions in France thanks to admissions this weekend, “Top Gun: Maverick” becomes Tom Cruise’s biggest hit in France and takes the place of “Rain Man”.

It took 33 years for Tom Cruise  to break this record… With 6,485,173 entries recorded at the national box office this Sunday evening,  Top Gun: Maverick becomes Tom Cruise’s biggest success in France.

A record previously held by Barry Levinso n’s film, Rain Man . Released in France in 1989, the feature film worn by Cruise and  Dustin Hoffman totaled 6,474,520 admissions in France.

Rewarded by 4 Oscars (Best Film, Best Director, Best Actor for Dustin Hoffman and Best Original Screenplay), Rain Man followed Charlie Babbitt (Tom Cruise), a busy businessman who, on the death of his father, inherits an old Buick but is robbed of 3 million francs paid to the Wallbrook Psychiatric Institution for the benefit of his brother Raymond, an autistic scientist. The one he called in his childhood Rain Man and who represents his only happy memories.

Released in theaters since May 25, Top Gun: Maverick by Joseph Kosinski continues its fine career and passes Rain Man with 11,000 additional spectators in one weekend.


On June 18, Top Gun: Maverick became the biggest success of Tom Cruise’s career in the world, with more than 800 million dollars in revenue. A place previously held by  Mission: Impossible – Fallout (791 million greenbacks) in 2018.

As of now, Top Gun 2 has grossed $1.45 billion worldwide!

To celebrate this record, Paramount organizes Top Gun Marathons. Sessions consisting of Top Gun (1986) by  Tony Scott in a 4K remastered version followed by Top Gun: Maverick will be organized in most cinemas in France from September 28.

Will the American actor beat this record with  Mission: Impossible 7  scheduled for release in theaters on July 14, 2023?

By Yanz

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