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The Staggering Amount Tom Cruise Stands To Make From Top Gun: Maverick
By CHRIS PEREZ
In case you haven't heard, "Top Gun: Maverick" is the biggest box-office hit of the year and it's also Tom Cruise's most financially successful project of his career, earning over $1 billion so far. And if a recent report about the Hollywood legend's earnings is true, Cruise stands to make a mind-blowing amount of money for his return as Maverick.
According to a report from Variety covering a multitude of A-lister salaries, Tom Cruise stands to make a cool $100 million — or possibly even more — for his participation in the production of "Top Gun: Maverick." This includes revenue compiled from ticket sales, his salary as an actor and producer, and an agreed percentage of all home rentals and streaming deals.
Cruise purposely takes a lower salary-fee upfront for his movies and instead opts for a percentage of a project's first-dollar gross, along with other line items. This type of deal, one of the only of its kind in Hollywood, has been integral to Cruise's career and has ultimately earned him a massive fortune, with his films amassing a whopping $4.4 billion at the box office.