In terms of domestic box office history, "Top Gun: Maverick” surpasses "Avengers: Infinity War" as the sixth-highest grossing film.

The achievements keep coming in waves. With $679 million in North American sales,

"Top Gun: Maverick" has surpassed Marvel's "Avengers Infinity War" ($678 million) 

to become the sixth-highest grossing film in domestic box office history.

The fact that "Avengers: Infinity War," a 2018 action adventure

starring every superhero except the kitchen sink,

received some assistance in raising expectations makes it an especially outstanding standard.

 It served as part one of Marvel's epic conclusionof more than 20 films over ten years,

 the majority of which were box office juggernauts in their own right (2019's "Endgame" being part two). Describe the hype.

Yes, Tom Cruise, a successful movie star in his own right, was in "Maverick." The 1986 film "Top Gun" was a sequel, but audiences hadn't felt the need for sneed in over 30 years