Tuesday, May 21, 2024

Box Office Shock: Tom Cruise “Rock of Ages” Number Was Only $14.4 Mil

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This is a shock: boxofficemojo.com is reporting that Tom Cruise’s “Rock of Ages” took in much less than thought. The original number was set at $15,060,000. But the real number is $14,437,269 million, considerably less than the already embarrassing total. On the contrary, Adam Sandler’s awful “That’s My Boy” did slightly better than thought. Instead of $13 million, Sandler came in at $13.5 million–a little better at least. Both of these movies are flops, however. But just the idea that Cruise couldn’t cross that $15 million line is a little frightening. It means audiences really rejected the whole idea of him prancing around like Axl Rose or Brett Michaels. Cruise spends $14 million like it was pocket change. “Rock of Ages” certainly cost $100 million all-in. Warner Bros. is going to have put this some accounting ledger where no one notices what happened.

Roger Friedman
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Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.
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