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Top Gun (1986)

Top Gun poster
Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $179,800,601Details
International Box Office $177,000,000Details
Worldwide Box Office $356,800,601
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  5. Video Sales
  6. Cast & Crew
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Metrics

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

RecordRankAmount
All Time Domestic Box Office (Rank 201-300) 231 $179,800,601
All Time International Box Office (Rank 401-500) 423 $177,000,000
All Time Worldwide Box Office (Rank 301-400) 310 $356,800,601
Leggiest Movies 7 19.03

See the Box Office tab (Domestic) and International tab (International and Worldwide) for more Cumulative Box Office Records.


Movie Details

Production Budget:$15,000,000
Domestic Releases: May 16th, 1986 (Wide) by Paramount Pictures
February 8th, 2013 (IMAX) by Paramount Pictures
Video Release: October 21st, 1998 by Paramount Home Video
MPAA Rating: PG
Running Time: 110 minutes
Comparisons: vs. Footloose
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Keywords: In a Plane, War, Intertitle, 3D Re-release, 3-D
Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Action
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: Don Simpson, Jerry Bruckheimer
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankAmountChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest Domestic 31st Weekend 26 $417,929 Dec 12, 1986 213
Biggest Domestic 30th Weekend 19 $668,089 Dec 5, 1986 206
Biggest Domestic 29th Weekend 15 $1,230,908 Nov 28, 1986 199
Biggest Domestic 28th Weekend 17 $1,017,177 Nov 21, 1986 192
Biggest Domestic 27th Weekend 13 $1,190,871 Nov 14, 1986 185
Biggest Domestic 26th Weekend 14 $1,258,282 Nov 7, 1986 178
Biggest Domestic 25th Weekend 18 $1,158,343 Oct 31, 1986 171
Biggest Domestic 24th Weekend 16 $1,576,139 Oct 24, 1986 164
Biggest Domestic 23rd Weekend 12 $1,874,879 Oct 17, 1986 157
Biggest Domestic 22nd Weekend 7 $2,673,978 Oct 10, 1986 150
Columbus Day (All Movies, 3-Day, Inflation Adjusted) 220 $6,234,477 Oct 10, 1986 150
Biggest Domestic 21st Weekend 6 $2,405,090 Oct 3, 1986 143
Fastest to $150m 310 $150,727,739 Oct 3, 1986 143
Biggest Domestic 20th Weekend 9 $2,568,684 Sep 26, 1986 136
Biggest Domestic 19th Weekend 6 $3,292,817 Sep 19, 1986 129
Biggest Domestic 18th Weekend 18 $3,004,108 Sep 12, 1986 122
Biggest Domestic 17th Weekend 20 $3,285,555 Sep 5, 1986 115
Biggest Domestic 16th Weekend 6 $5,024,325 Aug 29, 1986 108
Labor Day (All Movies, 3-Day) 189 $5,024,325 Aug 29, 1986 108
Labor Day (All Movies, 3-Day, Inflation Adjusted) 93 $11,714,397 Aug 29, 1986 108
Biggest Domestic 15th Weekend 27 $3,326,355 Aug 22, 1986 101
Biggest Domestic 14th Weekend 38 $3,117,183 Aug 15, 1986 94
Biggest Domestic 13th Weekend 39 $3,428,696 Aug 8, 1986 87
Biggest Domestic 12th Weekend 47 $3,472,515 Aug 1, 1986 80
Biggest Domestic 11th Weekend 53 $3,817,026 Jul 25, 1986 73
Fastest to $100m 589 $101,801,942 Jul 25, 1986 73
Biggest Domestic 10th Weekend 64 $4,048,254 Jul 18, 1986 66
Biggest Domestic 9th Weekend 67 $4,730,530 Jul 11, 1986 59
Independence Day (All Movies, 3-Day, Inflation Adjusted) 203 $10,810,280 Jul 4, 1986 52
Fastest to $50m 1,180 $53,843,776 Jun 13, 1986 31
Memorial Day (All Movies, 3-Day) 117 $9,449,432 May 23, 1986 10
Memorial Day (All Movies, 3-Day, Inflation Adjusted) 89 $22,031,695 May 23, 1986 10

Cast

   Maverick
   Charlie
Val Kilmer    Iceman
Anthony Edwards    Goose
Tom Skerritt    Viper
Michael Ironside    Jester
John Stockwell    Cougar
Barry Tubb    Wolfman
Rick Rossovich    Slider
Tim Robbins    Merlin
Clarence Gilyard Jr.    Sundown
Whip Hubley    Hollywood
James Tolkan    Stinger
Meg Ryan    Carole
Adrian Pasdar    Chipper
Randall Brady    Lt. Davis
Duke Stroud    Air Boss Johnson
Brian Sheehan    Sprawl
Ron Clark    Inquiry Commander
Frank Pesce    Bartender
Pete Pettigrew    Perry Siedenthal
Troy Hunter    Radio Operator
Linda Rae Jurgens    Mrs. Metcalf
Admiral T.J. Cassidy    Admiral T.J. Cassidy

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Producer    Don Simpson
Producer    Jerry Bruckheimer
Screenwriter    Jim Cash
Screenwriter    Jack Epps, Jr.
Composer    Harold Faltermeyer
Executive Producer    Bill Badalato
Associate Producer    Warren Skaaren
Assistant Director    Dan Kolsrud
Assistant Director    Sharon Mann
Unit Production Manager    Bill Badalato
Production Designer    John DeCuir
Set Decorator    Robert R. Benton
Director of Photography    Jeffrey Kimball
Special Effects    Peter Cairo
Special Effects    Robert Willard
Special Effects    Steve Foster
Men's    James W. Tyson
Women's    Bobbie Read
Editor    Billy Weber
Editor    Christopher Lebenzon
Sound Mixer    William B. Kaplan
Re-recording Mixer    Donald O. Mitchell
Re-recording Mixer    Kevin O'Connell
Re-recording Mixer    Rick Kline
Supervising Sound Editor    Cecelia Hall
Supervising Sound Editor    George Watters II
Sound Editor    Virginia A. Cook
Sound Editor    Teri E. Dorman
Sound Editor    Julia Evershade
Sound Editor    Frank Howard
Sound Editor    Marshall Winn
Sound Editor    David E. Stone
Music Editor    Bob Badami
Make up    Rick Sharp
Song Writer    Giorgio Moroder
Song Writer    Tom Whitlock
Song Writer    Kenny Loggins
Song Writer    Peter Wolf
Song Writer    Ina Wolf
Song Writer    Harold Faltermeyer
Song Writer    Mark Spiro
Casting Director    Margery Simkin
Stunt Coordinator    R.A. Rondell

Blu-ray Sales: February 24th, 2013: Winning the Game

April 14th, 2013

There were two new releases that had a legitimate claim on top spot on the Blu-ray sales chart for the week of February 24th, 2013. Argo sold the most units at 378,000 generating $8.68 million earning a opening week Blu-ray of 40%. On the other hand, Game of Thrones: Season Two generated the most revenue at $10.08 million, from 336,000 units sold. Its opening week Blu-ray share was 58%, which is fantastic, even compared to first run releases and not just TV on DVD releases. More...

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for February 19th, 2013 - Abridged Edition

February 20th, 2013

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Featured 3D Blu-ray review: Top Gun

February 17th, 2013

Less than two year ago, I reviewed Top Gun for the fourth time. In that review, I jokingly mentioned I wouldn't have to review it again till it came out on 3D. ... This week it comes out on 3D. ... More...

IMAX: Dangerous Debut

February 13th, 2013

While it appears studios are dropping the wide 3D re-release strategy, Top Gun showed that opening in IMAX might be more lucrative. The film placed 11th overall with $1.97 million on 300 for an average of $6,552. This should give the 3D Blu-ray a boost in sales. (On a related note, I'm still waiting for the screener for this release, but hopefully it will arrive this week.) More...

Weekend Estimates: Identity Thief Makes Sneak Assault at the Box Office

February 10th, 2013

Universal has a winner on its hands this weekend, as Identity Thief is set to make a very impressive $36.5 million or so, according to their Sunday tracking, and that in spite of the big storm in the Northeast (reportedly causing a 10% at the box office) and mediocre reviews. The performance is perhaps helped by the surfeit of Oscar-hopefuls and action movies in theaters recently, and is clearly also a feather in the cap for stars Jason Bateman and Melissa McCarthy. The weekend's other opener, Side Effects is set for a more modest $10 million, which isn't exactly DOA, but is at best on life support. Perhaps good word of mouth will help it hang on in theaters for a while. More...

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September 14th, 2011

While Rio fell to third place on the DVD sales chart this week, it remained in first place on the Blu-ray sales chart with 70,000 units sold and $1.40 million in sales. Its totals reached 1.58 million units sold and $34.63 million in total sales. More...

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for August 30th, 2011

August 30th, 2011

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Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records


Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
1986/05/16 1 $8,193,052   1,028 $7,970   $8,193,052 1
1986/05/23 3 $9,449,432 +15% 1,057 $8,940   $21,357,190 2
1986/05/30 2 $6,903,408 -27% 1,057 $6,531   $31,039,608 3
1986/06/06 1 $8,231,279 +19% 1,531 $5,376   $43,179,344 4
1986/06/13 3 $6,250,494 -24% 1,531 $4,083   $53,843,776 5
1986/06/20 4 $5,810,601 -7% 1,531 $3,795   $63,747,856 6
1986/06/27 6 $5,037,030 -13% 1,485 $3,392   $72,438,864 7
1986/07/04 4 $4,636,548 -8% 1,386 $3,345   $80,554,738 8
1986/07/11 4 $4,730,530 +2% 1,415 $3,343   $88,429,457 9
1986/07/18 5 $4,048,254 -14% 1,384 $2,925   $95,348,936 10
1986/07/25 5 $3,817,026 -6% 1,351 $2,825   $101,801,942 11
1986/08/01 7 $3,472,515 -9% 1,312 $2,647   $107,759,353 12
1986/08/08 5 $3,428,696 -1% 1,281 $2,677   $113,552,057 13
1986/08/15 6 $3,117,183 -9% 1,216 $2,563   $118,913,341 14
1986/08/22 4 $3,326,355 +7% 1,201 $2,770   $124,440,927 15
1986/08/29 2 $5,024,325 +51% 1,289 $3,898   $131,345,236 16
1986/09/05 2 $3,285,555 -35% 1,287 $2,553   $135,636,648 17
1986/09/12 2 $3,004,108 -9% 1,327 $2,264   $139,689,082 18
1986/09/19 1 $3,292,817 +10% 1,357 $2,427   $144,009,580 19
1986/09/26 3 $2,568,684 -22% 1,344 $1,911   $147,499,998 20
1986/10/03 3 $2,405,090 -6% 1,334 $1,803   $150,727,739 21
1986/10/10 6 $2,673,978 +11% 1,357 $1,971   $154,110,655 22
1986/10/17 7 $1,874,879 -30% 1,292 $1,451   $156,548,833 23
1986/10/24 9 $1,576,139 -16% 1,168 $1,349   $158,722,140 24
1986/10/31 10 $1,158,343 -27% 964 $1,202   $160,334,394 25
1986/11/07 11 $1,258,282 +9% 864 $1,456   $162,052,991 26
1986/11/14 10 $1,190,871 -5% 920 $1,294   $163,723,231 27
1986/11/21 11 $1,017,177 -15% 747 $1,362   $165,069,787 28
1986/11/28 10 $1,230,908 +21% 741 $1,661   $166,895,594 29
1986/12/05 11 $668,089 -46% 698 $957   $167,827,777 30
1986/12/12 13 $417,929 -37% 586 $713   $168,458,001 31
2013/02/08 11 $1,965,737   300 $6,552   $178,747,465 1,396
2013/02/15 32 $141,381 -93% 40 $3,535   $179,740,127 1,397

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2013/02/08 10 $527,122   300 $1,757   $177,308,850 9,766
2013/02/09 14 $791,032 +50% 300 $2,637   $178,099,882 9,767
2013/02/10 11 $647,583 -18% 300 $2,159   $178,747,465 9,768
2013/02/11 8 $255,058 -61% 300 $850   $179,002,523 9,769
2013/02/12 8 $288,225 +13% 300 $961   $179,290,748 9,770
2013/02/13 7 $278,990 -3% 300 $930   $179,569,738 9,771
2013/02/14 - $29,008 -90% 33 $879   $179,598,746 9,772
2013/02/15 - $37,467 +29% 40 $937   $179,636,213 9,773
2013/02/16 - $55,096 +47% 40 $1,377   $179,691,309 9,774
2013/02/17 - $48,818 -11% 40 $1,220   $179,740,127 9,775
2013/02/18 - $27,739 -43% 40 $693   $179,767,866 9,776
2013/02/19 - $10,429 -62% 40 $261   $179,778,295 9,777
2013/02/20 - $10,026 -4% 40 $251   $179,788,321 9,778
2013/02/21 - $12,280 +22% 40 $307   $179,800,601 9,779

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
1986/05/16 1 $11,907,758   1,028 $11,583   $11,907,758 1
1986/05/23 3 $12,228,442 +3% 1,057 $11,569   $24,136,200 2
1986/05/30 1 $10,811,865 -12% 1,057 $10,229   $34,948,065 3
1986/06/06 1 $12,645,217 +17% 1,531 $8,259   $47,593,282 4
1986/06/13 3 $10,343,973 -18% 1,531 $6,756   $57,937,255 5
1986/06/20 5 $9,464,579 -9% 1,531 $6,182   $67,401,834 6
1986/06/27 5 $8,516,356 -10% 1,485 $5,735   $75,918,190 7
1986/07/04 4 $7,780,737 -9% 1,386 $5,614   $83,698,927 8
1986/07/11 4 $7,601,755 -2% 1,415 $5,372   $91,300,682 9
1986/07/18 4 $6,684,234 -12% 1,384 $4,830   $97,984,916 10
1986/07/25 5 $6,301,922 -6% 1,351 $4,665   $104,286,838 11
1986/08/01 5 $5,836,523 -7% 1,312 $4,449   $110,123,361 12
1986/08/08 3 $5,672,797 -3% 1,281 $4,428   $115,796,158 13
1986/08/15 5 $5,318,414 -6% 1,216 $4,374   $121,114,572 14
1986/08/22 3 $5,206,339 -2% 1,201 $4,335   $126,320,911 15
1986/08/29 2 $6,030,182 +16% 1,289 $4,678   $132,351,093 16
1986/09/05 2 $4,333,881 -28% 1,287 $3,367   $136,684,974 17
1986/09/12 1 $4,031,789 -7% 1,327 $3,038   $140,716,763 18
1986/09/19 1 $4,214,551 +5% 1,357 $3,106   $144,931,314 19
1986/09/26 3 $3,391,335 -20% 1,344 $2,523   $148,322,649 20
1986/10/03 3 $3,114,028 -8% 1,334 $2,334   $151,436,677 21
1986/10/10 6 $3,237,277 +4% 1,357 $2,386   $154,673,954 22
1986/10/17 7 $2,472,047 -24% 1,292 $1,913   $157,146,001 23
1986/10/24 9 $2,030,050 -18% 1,168 $1,738   $159,176,051 24
1986/10/31 7 $1,618,658 -20% 964 $1,679   $160,794,709 25
1986/11/07 9 $1,737,651 +7% 864 $2,011   $162,532,360 26
1986/11/14 6 $1,520,250 -13% 920 $1,652   $164,052,610 27
1986/11/21 9 $1,612,076 +6% 747 $2,158   $165,664,686 28
1986/11/28 10 $1,495,002 -7% 741 $2,018   $167,159,688 29
1986/12/05 10 $880,384 -41% 698 $1,261   $168,040,072 30
2013/02/08 13 $2,817,018   300 $9,390   $179,598,746 1,396
2013/02/15 32 $201,855 -93% 40 $5,046   $179,800,601 1,397

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
6/21/20092649,317 177,045$243,207$1,260,340557
5/22/2016219,667 1,072,871$72,531$9,977,672918

Weekly US Blu-ray Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
9/4/2011815,637 15,637$358,096$358,096672
9/11/2011177,027-55% 22,664$163,445$521,541673
9/18/2011176,397-9% 29,061$151,357$672,898674
9/25/2011164,384-31% 33,445$105,746$778,644675
2/24/2013838,451 145,910$1,001,660$3,701,479749

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