Monday, June 17, 2024

Tom Cruise Edge of Tomorrow Finally Crosses $100Mil–His 1st Since 2005


At last! It does seem like Doug Liman’s “Edge of Tomorrow” stumbled over the $100 mil mark domestically sometime over the weekend. This is Tom Cruise’s first non “Mission Impossible” $100 mil movie in nine years. To get there, Warner Bros. was persistent– “Edge” was just in 89 theaters this week, most of them in places no one’s ever heard of.

But it doesn’t matter. All anyone will see when the ink is dry is that Tom hit $100 million after a long, very dry spell.

Now the video comes in October with a different name emblazoned on it– “Live Free or Die” or something like that. Whatever. Maybe now the video box will feature “Edge of Tomorrow” more prominently.

“Edge” is a smart, well made movie. and not the usual Cruise-is-here-to-save-the-world stuff.

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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