Wednesday, April 17, 2024

Tom Cruise: Looks Like “Edge of Tomorrow” Won’t Hit $100 Mil—It’s Been Nine Years For Actor to Hit the Number in a Non Sequel


Aside from the “Mission Impossible’ movies, Tom Cruise has not had a $100 million movie since 2005. That’s nine years since Steven Spielberg’s  “War of the Worlds.”

Now, Warner Bros. has tried like crazy to get the very good  “Edge of  Tomorrow” across the finish line. But it doesn’t look like it;s going to happen. “Edge” is right now at $97 million. The Doug Liman directed sci fi thriller is still playing in 600 locations. But it’s also tapped out its audience. Last weekend “Edge” did around $1.2 million. Even if it managed to do another $750,000 this weekend, the goal is still far off.

Ouch! Can we just round it up and give it to Tom?

You can say this: he ‘s a grower if not a show-er. His resume of films has increased with each release starting with “Knight and Day,” then “Jack Reacher,” and “Oblivion.” (I’m not counting the miserable Rock of Ages.) But if it weren’t for “Mission Impossible” Cruise would have already self-destructed.

Warner Bros. can afford to just let “Edge” sit in theaters through Labor Day. But it would be a squeaker, and not cost effective. So close, yet so far….


Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
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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