Top Gun: Maverick smashed Paramount+ viewership records to become the streaming networks’ most-watched film in debut weekend.
The Tom Cruise starrer, which is the sequel to original 1986 blockbuster hit Top Gun, debuted on Paramount+ on December 22, and through Sunday, Dec. 25, the film soared on the streaming service domestically.
Top Gun: Maverick has been a blockbuster hit as it already was the highest-grossing movie of 2022 both domestically and globally.
The film also flew past Sonic The Hedgehog 2 record as the most-watched premiere ever by an increased margin of 60%.
Tanya Giles, Chief Programming Office at Paramount Streaming, said in a statemen, “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+.”
“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,” the statement read.
The film’s release was so impactful that it even caused an increased viewer consumption in the original “Top Gun” by nearly 400% and Cruise’s “Mission Impossible” franchise titles by over 140%.
Maverick also became the studio’s #1 best-selling digital release ever.
Directed by Joseph Kosinski, Top Gun: Maverick has also won critical acclaim, earning itself two Golden Globe nominations for Best Motion Picture – Drama and Best Original Song – Motion Picture.