Paul Bettany is no longer the king of his castle — in terms of the domestic box office at least — after Top Gun: Maverick flew past Avengers: Infinity War’s theatrical take in the States.
The Tom Cruise film, which also stars Bettany’s real-life wife, Oscar winner Jennifer Connelly, is now the sixth highest-grossing movie of all time in the U.S., bumping Bettany’s Marvel movie down a peg with a to-date take of more than $683 million.
By comparison, Avengers: Infinity War finished its 2018 run with $678 million in the States.
At least the Emmy-nominated WandaVision actor, who has been part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe since 2008’s Iron Man, can take comfort in the fact that Infinity War cleared more than $2 billion worldwide. That said, Maverick’s no slouch, with over a billion bucks in the bank globally.
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