Tom Cruise, 60, unveils ripped physique as he pilots his own helicopter into London
Tom Cruise channeled his beloved character Captain Pete “Maverick” Mitchell from his recently rebooted movie Top Gun as he piloted his helicopter on Wednesday.
The 60-year-old actor, who has had his pilot’s license since 1994 and owns several aircraft, looked confident as he landed his helicopter in South West London.
The movie star showed off his incredibly muscular body as he made his way to the helicopter base.
Ripped: Tom Cruise showed off his incredibly muscular body as he made his way to a helicopter base in London on Wednesday
Tom’s impeccably ripped arms were accentuated by a blue polo shirt paired with navy blue pants.
Enjoying the London heat wave, the Hollywood heat wave waved a friendly wave to onlookers while wearing a black backpack.
The father of three wore aviator glasses that added to the soft look.
Hollywood hero: The actor channeled his beloved character Captain Pete ‘Maverick’ Mitchell from his recently rebooted movie Top Gun while piloting his helicopter
Sky ready: the 60-year-old actor has been licensed since 1994 and owns several planes
It comes after Tom’s film Top Gun: Maverick hit another milestone as it surpassed $600 million at the international box office.
The tally brings the sequel to more than $1.2 billion worldwide, confirming it as Paramount Pictures’ “highest grossing film ever worldwide,” as reported by Deadline.
The film, which was directed by Joseph Kosinski, currently costs $602.5 million in 65 offshore markets.
And in North America it stands at $606 million, for a total of $1,208.5 billion worldwide.
Hey there: Enjoying the London heat wave, the Hollywood heat wave gave spectators a friendly wave while wearing a black backpack
Palpitations: Dad of three wore aviator glasses that added to the soft look
It is only the 12th film to ever cross the $600 million mark at the domestic box office.
Internationally, Top Gun: Maverick is ranked number three for the production company’s highest titles ever.
Meanwhile, in 28 overseas markets – including France, Australia and the UK – the film is Paramount’s biggest live-action film ever.
Notably, this is the first film in Tom Cruise’s decades-long career to earn $1 billion.
Also noteworthy is that Maverick surpassed Titanic as Paramount’s highest-grossing film of all time.
Impressive: Top Gun: Maverick has hit another milestone as it crossed $600 million at the international box office
New Heights: The tally brings the sequel to over 1.2 billion worldwide, confirming it as Paramount’s “highest grossing film ever worldwide,” as reported by Deadline
The entertainment publication reported the top offshore markets of the week through Thursday as the UK at $88.8 million, Japan at $65.4 million, Australia at $55.9 million, France at $46 million and Korea, $ 41.4 million.
The film was originally supposed to be released in June 2020, but Paramount postponed the release until more fans could return after the pandemic lockdowns.
His Top Gun franchise took the global movie market by storm, in both 1986 and 2022, but it’s not all for the big screen – Tom has been a licensed pilot since 1994.
Incredible: Maverick is only the 12th film to exceed $600 million at the domestic box office; Jay Ellis, Miles Teller, Tom Cruise, Glen Powell and Greg Tarzan Davis at a press conference in June
And while the jets in the original movie were flown by someone else, it was the actor at the wheel of the recent sequel, Top Gun: Maverick.
The film’s cast underwent months of flight training in preparation for the role, while taking to the skies themselves for the scenes.
While Tom wasn’t allowed to fly an actual F-18 jet, he was the pilot of other planes during the film — even having to come up with his own camera footage while on the plane, with no room for a director in it.
Where it all started: Kelly McGillis and Tom Cruise in 1986’s Top Gun