The wait for a second "Top Gun" film lasted 36 years. At a time when theaters are in dire need of a hit, this action-packed blockbuster, featuring Tom Cruise has become an unexpected sensation.

"Maverick," the year's highest-grosser earning $1.4 billion worldwide eclipsed "Black Panther," "Avatar," "Star Wars: Episode VII," is the 6th-highest domestic box office total with $683.4 million.

Some of the top names were brought in on the sequel. The film also featured Jennifer Connelly, Jon Hamm, Val Kilmer, Lewis Pullman, and Monica Barbaro in addition to Cruise, Teller, and Powell.

Fans of the Tom Cruise-led franchise will regrettably have to wait a bit longer for free streaming at home. The movie may be watched if purchased digitally from websites, where it is priced at $19.99.

Microsoft launched a giveaway for Xbox Series S, specially designed after the movie. It incorporates a trademark fighter pilot helmet and the control fashioned after the fighter jet's cockpit.

The movie is a rare blockbuster receiving praise from critics and general public. According to Bruckheimer, his film is exciting, well-written, well-acted, well-directed and well-written story.