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Top Gun: Maverick is heading back to the big screen, again, for a limited time.

After an impressive box office run, the recent Top Gun sequel is heading back into the danger zone one more time from December 2 until December 15.

“#TopGun: Maverick restores your faith in the magic of movies.” Experience it again – In theatres December 2. Get tickets now: https://t.co/67py5MSXtr pic.twitter.com/K0F90SVtyd

— Top Gun (@TopGunMovie) November 29, 2022

“Top Gun: Maverick truly epitomizes the magic of the moviegoing experience, and we wanted to provide fans the opportunity to once again enjoy this cinematic spectacle as it was meant to be seen,” said Paramount Pictures President of Domestic Distribution Chris Aronson. “This feels like the perfect time to bring Top Gun: Maverick back to theaters so audiences everywhere can once again experience how special this film is.”

This isn't the first time the Top Gun sequel has headed back to cinemas, with an additional IMAX run earlier this year helping to secure its box office lead over, well, pretty much every other movie this year.

Top Gun: Maverick stars Tom Cruise as the iconic pilot, Captain Pete “Maverick” Mitchell. Returning to the Top Gun academy for one last mission, Mav is forced to put his skills to the test as he trains a new class of pilots for their deadliest mission yet.

Top Gun: Maverick has already done incredibly well at the box office, becoming Tom Cruise’s most successful blockbuster to date. It also earned over $700 million at the domestic box office to become one of the top five highest-grossing movies in North America of all time.

If you’re not that fussed about seeing it on the big screen, Top Gun: Maverick is getting its streaming debut just a few days later on December 22.

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IGN’s Top Gun: Maverick review gave it 7/10 and said: “Top Gun: Maverick is an out-of-bounds blast of afterburner fumes and thrillseeker highs that's sure to please audiences looking for a classic summer blockbuster. Director Joseph Kosinski doesn't lose the ‘80s nostalgia of movies that were light on reason and huge on chest-beating heroism. The fresh graduate faces are all aces, fighter jet choreography exceptional, and pursuit of excitement at Mach levels.”

Want to read more about Top Gun: Maverick? Check out our explainer of Top Gun: Maverick's ending, a US Navy fighter pilot reacting to Top Gun, and the top 10 aerial dogfights of all time.

Ryan Leston is an entertainment journalist and film critic for IGN. You can follow him on Twitter.

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