The Tom Cruise sequel is now the seventh biggest film ever at the domestic box office, which counts the US and Canada, having earned $662m (£557m) in ticket sales.
If Maverick manages to catch up to Infinity War, the film won’t have far to go to beat Black Panther, which stands at fifth with $700m (£578m).
James Cameron’s Avatar is fourth with $760m (£627m) and Spider-Man: No Way Home is third with $804m (£664m).
In second place is Avengers: Endgame at $853m (£704m) and at the top of the list is Star Wars: The Force Awakens at $936m (£773m).
Outside of North America, however, James Cameron’s disaster film still outranks Top Gun: Maverick, having earned $1.5bn (£1.24bn) at the international box office and $22bn globally (£18bn).
Following its release in May, Joseph Kosinski’s Top Gun: Maverick received positive reviews from critics and fans.
You can read The Independent’s four-star review of the blockbuster here.