As the precise statistics come to an end, Northern America’s “Top Gun: Maverick” opened on May 27 with an actual box office of $160.5 million over its four-day opening weekend, surpassing “Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End”‘s $153 million. Become the champion of this period.
As of June 1, “Top Gun: Maverick” has also successfully exceeded $300 million at the global box office.
In the “The Power of the Naval Aircraft Featurette” of the behind-the-scenes special released by the film company, it is mentioned in the video that Tom Cruise, who was the producer before the shooting, asked to drive a real machine to shoot.
As the US Navy’s aircraft carrier aircraft (current model F/A-18E/F Super Hornet), the F18 is quite well-known.
Tom Cruise, who was only in his sixties at the time, flew his own plane. With the demonstration effect, young actors would certainly follow.
Before getting on the plane, the young actors were full of expectations, but after the actual shooting, they didn’t want to do it again, because flying at high speed is too scary.
The actors say that driving the F18 is like riding on the back of a flying dragon (Emilia Clarke has something to say).
In the filming, the plane driven by Tom Cruise can fly to 800 kilometers per hour, which is almost 40% of the top speed of this plane. Although he can’t catch up with real naval pilots, as a non-professional, this performance still wins the respect of real naval flight instructors.