To everyone’s surprise (except perhaps lead protagonist Tom Cruise), Top Gun: Maverick blew up the global box office to become the biggest movie of 2022 (so far) and one of the most successful Hollywood sequels of all time.
Director Joseph Kosinski’s action-packed tale of an aging aviation ace won over critics and audiences alike – we gave the film five stars in our glowing review – and served as a timely reminder that Marvel movies aren’t the only order of the day in which deals with contemporary success stories on the big screen.
It’s no wonder, then, that Top Gun fans are eager to know when they can enjoy Pete “Maverick” Mitchell’s long-awaited return from the comfort of their own homes. And luckily, after months of waiting, we now have some concrete information to share.
Top Gun: Maverick VOD release date
Top Gun: Maverick hits theaters in May 27, 2022but the film performed so well, for so long, that Paramount chose to keep it in theaters until October.
Top Gun: Maverick is now available for purchase on streaming services in August 23, 2022 — about 91 days after its theatrical release. Now you can buy the movie at Apple TV (opens in new tab)voodoo (opens in new tab), amazon (opens in new tab) and other VOD platforms for $19.99 / £13.99, which is a pretty good deal considering the download price of other hit movies in recent years.
That post-theater release schedule is in line with Maverick’s stablemate at Paramount, Sonic the Hedgehog 2, which hit VOD platforms about three months after its theatrical release.
If you want to watch Top Gun: Maverick from a physical disc, its Blu-Ray release date is set for November 1, 2022 in the USA, and October 31, 2022 in the United Kingdom.
Top Gun: Maverick Paramount Plus release date
As for when Top Gun: Maverick is coming to streaming services, Paramount has confirmed that the film will make Paramount Plus its exclusive streaming home in the UK and Latin America. December 22, 2022.
The jury is still out on a release date for Top Gun: Maverick’s Paramount Plus in the US and Australia, but we’re betting that Paramount will look to make the film available for streaming on or around December 22 in those regions as well, to keep pace. with its arrival in the UK and Latin America.
Stream Top Gun: Maverick exclusively on Paramount+ starting December 22 in the UK and Ireland pic.twitter.com/G2Y98asufHOctober 25, 2022
Always a stickler for the cinematic experience, the film’s star Tom Cruise wholeheartedly resisted the temptation to release Top Gun: Maverick directly to streaming services after a series of pandemic-related delays dating back to June 2019.
Asked during the 2022 Cannes Film Festival if he had ever considered streaming the film, Cruise simply said: “That’s not going to happen. Ever. I make movies for the big screen.”
And boy, did the actor’s resistance pay off for Paramount. At the time of writing, Top Gun: Maverick has grossed $1.45 billion at the global box office, a number that places the film at 11th on the list of the highest-grossing films of all time. In the years since the global pandemic began, only Spider-Man: No Way Home has raised more money.
It’s no wonder, then, that Cruise and Paramount chose to extend Top Gun: Maverick into cinema for as long as they did. So, to clarify, while the film is now available for purchase on various VOD streamers, Top Gun: Maverick will be coming to Paramount Plus in the UK and Latin America on December 22, 2022. The streamer will follow suit by announcing a release date. similar in the coming weeks.
Incidentally, Paramount Plus is now available in more regions than ever before. The service recently launched in the UK, having debuted in the US last year, and costs $9.99 / £6.99 a month (or $4.99 a month for ad-supported viewing if you’re in the US). USA).
In our opinion, though, Paramount Plus still isn’t able to compete with Netflix and Disney Plus – and studio execs are hoping that Top Gun: Maverick will change that reality sooner rather than later.