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Tom Cruise, the man who brings us back to the cinema


TO ANALYSE – There are several reasons for the immense success of Top Gun: Maverick, in particular the refusal to misuse synthetic images.

In March 2002, in an America devastated by the attacks of September 11, the small world of cinema found a little comfort with Tom Cruise, invited to deliver the inaugural speech at the Oscars ceremony. Twenty years later, it is still under the immortal silhouette of the inexhaustible actor that an industry devastated by the Covid-19 epidemic has just been reborn. In the United States, kingdom of streaming and video on demand, Top Gun: Maverick didn’t just break the sound barrier. He also broke several records, including that of the famous “Memorial Day Weekend”, by achieving the biggest breakthrough at the box office since 2007 recorded over this key period. The latest figures indicate that the film earned $747 million worldwide (including $393 million in the United States) in less than three weeks of release. In France, “the 4 million mark should be reached very soon”, according to Frédéric Moget, general manager of Paramount Pictures…

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