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Top Gun (1986)

Top Gun poster
Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $179,800,601Details
International Box Office $177,000,000
Worldwide Box Office $356,800,601
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  1. Summary
  2. News
  3. Box Office
  4. Video Sales
  5. Cast & Crew
  6. Trailer

Metrics

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Critics RottenAudience Upright
Critics
55% - Rotten
Audience
83% - Upright

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


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. Titanic
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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

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 31st Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 26 $417,929 Dec 12, 1986 213
Biggest 30th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 19 $668,089 Dec 5, 1986 206
Biggest 29th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 15 $1,230,908 Nov 28, 1986 199
Biggest 28th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 17 $1,017,177 Nov 21, 1986 192
Biggest 27th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 13 $1,190,871 Nov 14, 1986 185
Biggest 26th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 14 $1,258,282 Nov 7, 1986 178
Biggest 25th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 18 $1,158,343 Oct 31, 1986 171
Biggest 24th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 16 $1,576,139 Oct 24, 1986 164
Biggest 23rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 12 $1,874,879 Oct 17, 1986 157
Biggest 22nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 7 $2,673,978 Oct 10, 1986 150
Biggest 21st Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 6 $2,405,090 Oct 3, 1986 143
Fastest Movies to Earn $150 Million at the Domestic Box Office 289 $150,727,739 Oct 3, 1986 143
Biggest 20th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 9 $2,568,684 Sep 26, 1986 136
Biggest 19th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 6 $3,292,817 Sep 19, 1986 129
Biggest 18th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 18 $3,004,108 Sep 12, 1986 122
Biggest 17th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 20 $3,285,555 Sep 5, 1986 115
Biggest 16th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 6 $5,024,325 Aug 29, 1986 108
Biggest 15th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 27 $3,326,355 Aug 22, 1986 101
Biggest 14th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 37 $3,117,183 Aug 15, 1986 94
Biggest 13th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 38 $3,428,696 Aug 8, 1986 87
Biggest 12th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 45 $3,472,515 Aug 1, 1986 80
Biggest 11th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 51 $3,817,026 Jul 25, 1986 73
Fastest Movies to Earn $100 Million at the Domestic Box Office 563 $101,801,942 Jul 25, 1986 73
Biggest 10th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 62 $4,048,254 Jul 18, 1986 66
Biggest 9th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 64 $4,730,530 Jul 11, 1986 59
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 102 $4,636,548 Jul 4, 1986 52
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 153 $5,037,030 Jun 27, 1986 45
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 195 $5,810,601 Jun 20, 1986 38
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 330 $6,250,494 Jun 13, 1986 31
Fastest Movies to Earn $50 Million at the Domestic Box Office 1,138 $53,843,776 Jun 13, 1986 31
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 394 $8,231,279 Jun 6, 1986 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 971 $6,903,408 May 30, 1986 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,124 $9,449,432 May 23, 1986 10
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,122 $8,193,052 May 16, 1986 3
Widest Opening Weekend 3,702 1,028 May 16, 1986 3

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

This week's list is a little shorter than usual, because of technical difficulties. I've been getting an average of one Blue Screen of Death per day for just over a week. It seems to happen most often when I open too many tabs in Firefox. Worse still, two of the sites that seem to set off the BSOD are YouTube and Rotten Tomatoes. Fortunately I've narrowed the problem down to a driver conflict for either my video or perhaps a Windows system driver. Or it could be bad RAM. Or it could be a bad power supply. Or perhaps a virus or other malware. So when I said I had it narrowed down the problem, I was lying. I don't have time to take the computer to get it fixed, not until the Oscars are over, but I promise to get caught up by the weekend. It is quite a good week for new releases with a number of contenders for Pick of the Week. The two main contender are Argo on Blu-ray Combo Pack and Game of Thrones: Season Two on DVD or Blu-ray Combo Pack. While Argo is cleaning up during Awards Season, I've given Game of Thrones the edge here. More...

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...

Blu-ray Sales: Rio Returns to the Top

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

Summer is officially over, both at the box office and on the home market. Granted, the theatrical releases are still really weak, but the TV on DVD releases are starting to become overwhelming. There are several such releases that are worth picking up, but none rise to the level of Pick of the Week. For that I went with The Coen Brothers Blu-ray Box Set. However, if you've made the leap to Blu-ray, then The Nightmare Before Christmas 3-D Blu-ray Combo Pack is worth an honorable mention. Meanwhile, there's a film called Norwegian Ninja coming out on DVD that has cult classic written all over it. I really hope the screener arrives soon. More...

Featured Blu-ray review: Top Gun: 25th Anniversary Edition

August 26th, 2011

This is the fourth time I've reviewed a home market release for Top Gun, which I believe is a personal record. Hopefully it will be the last for a long time. (The only way there will be another release any time soon is if they decide to give the movie a 3-D upgrade. I'm not ruling out that possibility.) So is this latest version worth picking up? More...

The shaded area represents the expected performance range for a film, based on its opening weekend box office. 95% of films fall within the shaded area. If a film trends towards the top end of the shaded area, it has good legs compared to the average film; if it trends towards the bottom end of the shaded area, it has poor legs. The predictive area is based on movies from the past 5 years.

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
1986/05/16 1 $8,193,052   1,028 $7,970   $8,193,052 3
1986/05/23 3 $9,449,432 +15% 1,057 $8,940   $21,357,190 10
1986/05/30 2 $6,903,408 -27% 1,057 $6,531   $31,039,608 17
1986/06/06 1 $8,231,279 +19% 1,531 $5,376   $43,179,344 24
1986/06/13 3 $6,250,494 -24% 1,531 $4,083   $53,843,776 31
1986/06/20 4 $5,810,601 -7% 1,531 $3,795   $63,747,856 38
1986/06/27 6 $5,037,030 -13% 1,485 $3,392   $72,438,864 45
1986/07/04 4 $4,636,548 -8% 1,386 $3,345   $80,554,738 52
1986/07/11 4 $4,730,530 +2% 1,415 $3,343   $88,429,457 59
1986/07/18 5 $4,048,254 -14% 1,384 $2,925   $95,348,936 66
1986/07/25 5 $3,817,026 -6% 1,351 $2,825   $101,801,942 73
1986/08/01 7 $3,472,515 -9% 1,312 $2,647   $107,759,353 80
1986/08/08 5 $3,428,696 -1% 1,281 $2,677   $113,552,057 87
1986/08/15 6 $3,117,183 -9% 1,216 $2,563   $118,913,341 94
1986/08/22 4 $3,326,355 +7% 1,201 $2,770   $124,440,927 101
1986/08/29 2 $5,024,325 +51% 1,289 $3,898   $131,345,236 108
1986/09/05 2 $3,285,555 -35% 1,287 $2,553   $135,636,648 115
1986/09/12 2 $3,004,108 -9% 1,327 $2,264   $139,689,082 122
1986/09/19 1 $3,292,817 +10% 1,357 $2,427   $144,009,580 129
1986/09/26 3 $2,568,684 -22% 1,344 $1,911   $147,499,998 136
1986/10/03 3 $2,405,090 -6% 1,334 $1,803   $150,727,739 143
1986/10/10 6 $2,673,978 +11% 1,357 $1,971   $154,110,655 150
1986/10/17 7 $1,874,879 -30% 1,292 $1,451   $156,548,833 157
1986/10/24 9 $1,576,139 -16% 1,168 $1,349   $158,722,140 164
1986/10/31 10 $1,158,343 -27% 964 $1,202   $160,334,394 171
1986/11/07 11 $1,258,282 +9% 864 $1,456   $162,052,991 178
1986/11/14 10 $1,190,871 -5% 920 $1,294   $163,723,231 185
1986/11/21 11 $1,017,177 -15% 747 $1,362   $165,069,787 192
1986/11/28 10 $1,230,908 +21% 741 $1,661   $166,895,594 199
1986/12/05 11 $668,089 -46% 698 $957   $167,827,777 206
1986/12/12 13 $417,929 -37% 586 $713   $168,458,001 213
2013/02/08 11 $1,965,737   300 $6,552   $178,747,465 9,768
2013/02/15 32 $141,381 -93% 40 $3,535   $179,740,127 9,775

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 GrossDays
1986/05/16 1 $11,907,758   1,028 $11,583   $11,907,758 7
1986/05/23 3 $12,228,442 +3% 1,057 $11,569   $24,136,200 14
1986/05/30 1 $10,811,865 -12% 1,057 $10,229   $34,948,065 21
1986/06/06 1 $12,645,217 +17% 1,531 $8,259   $47,593,282 28
1986/06/13 3 $10,343,973 -18% 1,531 $6,756   $57,937,255 35
1986/06/20 5 $9,464,579 -9% 1,531 $6,182   $67,401,834 42
1986/06/27 5 $8,516,356 -10% 1,485 $5,735   $75,918,190 49
1986/07/04 4 $7,780,737 -9% 1,386 $5,614   $83,698,927 56
1986/07/11 4 $7,601,755 -2% 1,415 $5,372   $91,300,682 63
1986/07/18 4 $6,684,234 -12% 1,384 $4,830   $97,984,916 70
1986/07/25 5 $6,301,922 -6% 1,351 $4,665   $104,286,838 77
1986/08/01 5 $5,836,523 -7% 1,312 $4,449   $110,123,361 84
1986/08/08 3 $5,672,797 -3% 1,281 $4,428   $115,796,158 91
1986/08/15 5 $5,318,414 -6% 1,216 $4,374   $121,114,572 98
1986/08/22 3 $5,206,339 -2% 1,201 $4,335   $126,320,911 105
1986/08/29 2 $6,030,182 +16% 1,289 $4,678   $132,351,093 112
1986/09/05 2 $4,333,881 -28% 1,287 $3,367   $136,684,974 119
1986/09/12 1 $4,031,789 -7% 1,327 $3,038   $140,716,763 126
1986/09/19 1 $4,214,551 +5% 1,357 $3,106   $144,931,314 133
1986/09/26 3 $3,391,335 -20% 1,344 $2,523   $148,322,649 140
1986/10/03 3 $3,114,028 -8% 1,334 $2,334   $151,436,677 147
1986/10/10 6 $3,237,277 +4% 1,357 $2,386   $154,673,954 154
1986/10/17 7 $2,472,047 -24% 1,292 $1,913   $157,146,001 161
1986/10/24 9 $2,030,050 -18% 1,168 $1,738   $159,176,051 168
1986/10/31 7 $1,618,658 -20% 964 $1,679   $160,794,709 175
1986/11/07 9 $1,737,651 +7% 864 $2,011   $162,532,360 182
1986/11/14 6 $1,520,250 -13% 920 $1,652   $164,052,610 189
1986/11/21 9 $1,612,076 +6% 747 $2,158   $165,664,686 196
1986/11/28 10 $1,495,002 -7% 741 $2,018   $167,159,688 203
1986/12/05 10 $880,384 -41% 698 $1,261   $168,040,072 210
2013/02/08 13 $2,817,018   300 $9,390   $179,598,746 9,772
2013/02/15 32 $201,855 -93% 40 $5,046   $179,800,601 9,779

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