‘Top Gun: Maverick’ has earnt more than half a billion dollars internationally.

The new Top Gun movie has smashed lots of box office records

The new Top Gun movie has smashed lots of box office records

The hotly anticipated sequel to the 1986 action flick - which sees returning stars Tom Cruise and Val Kilmer along with a whole host of new faces to the franchise such as Miles Teller and Jennifer Connelly - experienced another massive weekend after earning $86 million, taking the total international revenue to $548.6 million.

In the US, the Joseph Kosinski movie took home $291.6, making the movie Tom Cruise’s highest ever grossing movie in North America and Canada, beating out his previous record holder, Steven Spielberg’s 2005 ‘War of the Worlds’, which earnt $235 million.

Internationally, ‘Top Gun: Maverick’ is the 59-year-old actor’s fifth biggest earner, trailing behind ‘War of the Worlds’, ‘Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation’, ‘Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol’ and ‘Mission: Impossible – Fallout’, which have all made more than $548.6.

As it ventured into its second weekend at the cinema, US audiences allowed the film to earn another $86 million, marking the smallest drop - 32 per cent - from an opening weekend.

Following its release, the movie - which sees Tom return as Lieutenant Pete ‘Maverick’ Mitchell to show a whole new team of fighter pilot how its done - has smashed a number of records, such as the biggest Memorial Day opener in history.

Val - who reprises his role as Tom ‘Iceman’ Kazansky - admitted to be “very moved” by the final cut.

The 62-year-old actor said: "I was very moved the first time I saw it. Almost 40 years is a long time for a reunion. We laughed all day. Tom is great and surprisingly funny!"