Top Gun

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Following the success of Top Gun: Maverick, the Top Gun license will be difficult to obtain. But, whoever does obtain it would likely have a massive hit on their hands.

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Franchise Age

Origin:
1986
Age (years):
37

Nostalgia Factor

Someone who was age 5-15 at franchise origin is now:
42
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52
years old

Search Volume

Monthly averages
Amazon:
53000
Google:
4640000
YouTube:
351000

Top Gun Pinball

The Top Gun franchise, a high-octane spectacle of aerial action and drama, has left an indelible impact on American pop culture. Birthed from the 1983 article "Top Guns" by Ehud Yonay, the franchise took flight with the eponymous 1986 film, written by Jim Cash and Jack Epps Jr. and starring a young, charismatic Tom Cruise as Lieutenant Pete "Maverick" Mitchell. The narrative follows Maverick, a naval aviator on the USS Enterprise, as he and his radar intercept officer, LTJG Nick "Goose" Bradshaw, earn the chance to train at the US Navy's prestigious Fighter Weapons School at Naval Air Station Miramar in San Diego, California​.

Upon its release, Top Gun soared high and fast, evolving into a cultural phenomenon. Its popularity was so pervasive that it sparked a 500% increase in Navy recruitments in the year of its debut. Critics and audiences alike lauded the film for its groundbreaking visual effects and energizing soundtrack, despite some mixed reviews. Paramount Pictures, the power behind the franchise, did not let the momentum falter. Thirty-six years later, in 2022, they released the sequel, Top Gun: Maverick, which showcases Maverick's reluctant return to the United States Navy Strike Fighter Tactics Instructor program. This return brings Maverick face-to-face with his past as he trains a fresh group of aviators, including the son of his late best friend​.

The sequel, Top Gun: Maverick, achieved even greater critical and commercial success than its predecessor. It was celebrated for its engaging story, compelling performances, emotional depth, and thrilling flying sequences. This franchise’s legacy is truly remarkable, proving that it takes more than just speed and altitude to touch the sky. The Top Gun franchise has not only entertained and thrilled millions of fans around the globe, but it has also influenced real-world decisions, inspired countless aviators, and reshaped the landscape of action cinema​.

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