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The latest 'Mission Impossible' movie might do even better than studios predicted, with over $20 million pulled in on just one night.
It looks as though Tom Cruise’s latest action rampage Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation is going to exceed the very good commercial performance expected of it this weekend, with the news that the thriller has made a near-record $20.3 million on its opening Friday (July 31st).
Industry insiders who have been able to access pre-release audience surveys predicted that the latest MI instalment would make approximately $40 million over its opening weekend. However, the Friday figure from nearly 4,000 theaters – doubly impressive for one that didn’t debut on a Wednesday, according to Forbes – has revised studio expectations upwards to as high as $52 million.
Cruise as Ethan Hunt in 'Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation'
Mission: Impossible: Rogue Nation is likely to top the box office this weekend
At age 53, Tom Cruise shows no signs of slowing down, still doing his own stunts in the latest instalment of the Mission: Impossible franchise, which he has also been producing since the first film in 1996.
This summer's Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation is written and directed by Oscar-winner Christopher McQuarrie, who also worked with Cruise on Valkyrie, Jack Reacher and Edge of Tomorrow. He brings a more grounded touch to the series, including stunts that feel almost frighteningly realistic.
Continue reading: Mission: Impossible 5 Pushes Tom Cruise To New Heights
Writer-director Christopher McQuarrie brings a dark and gritty tone to this larger-than-life franchise. Along with a constant stream of barbed humour, the film has an enjoyably knotted mystery plot and action set-pieces that feel like they're grounded in the real world. It's a terrific shift into earthy believability for a series of movies that has previously indulged in gleefully incoherent narratives and exaggerated explosive chaos.
Right from the start, our hero Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) is an outsider. As he searches for a shady assassin (Sean Harris) and his mythical organisation The Syndicate, Ethan's Impossible Mission Force is being dissolved by the US government. CIA Director Hunley (Alec Baldwin) absorbs the IMF team, but tech genius Benji (Simon Pegg) secretly helps Ethan, enlisting Luther (Ving Rhames) and William (Jeremy Renner) as well. Soon, all three are gallivanting from Vienna to Morocco and back to London, as Ethan works with double or perhaps triple agent Ilsa (Rebecca Ferguson) to prove that The Syndicate exists and stop its nefarious plan.
The film plays out like an edgy James Bond adventure, as Ethan works with a possibly dangerous woman in exotic locations in pursuit of some very shadowy baddies. McQuarrie's script is unusually lucid for this genre, piecing together the various elements expertly, building a genuine sense of tension without ever letting things tip over into overblown silliness. The chase sequences are remarkably rough and unpredictable, avoiding digital trickery to create moments that are jaw-droppingly authentic. As usual, we can tell that Cruise does his own stunts; the opening hanging-from-an-airplane scene is awesome, and a helmet-free motorbike chase looks even more perilous. With the IMF disbanded, it's never quite clear how Ethan funds his one-man operation, but he has a terrific supply of cool gadgets stashed all over Europe.
Continue reading: Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation Review
Tom Cruise will reprise his role as Maverick in a 'Top Gun' sequel as long as there's "no CGI on the jets".
Tom Cruise has spoken a bit more about what he’d like to see from the rumoured Top Gun sequel. “It would be fun,” he admitted, “I would like to get back into those jets.”
However, the Hollywood megastar had one condition for his involvement, which was rumoured by a producer recently. “It would have to be practical. I don't want any CGI jets. I want to shoot it like how we shot the first one.”
The 53 year old actor made the comments to Reuters ahead of his new movie Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation, which had its London premiere on Saturday (July 25th) ahead of its worldwide theatrical release on July 31st.
Continue reading: Tom Cruise Lays Down Conditions For 'Top Gun 2': "No CGI"
If Cruise is considering popping the question to his new personal assistant, he might not get the answer he wants, new reports indicate.
Much has been made of Tom Cruise’s close relationship with his new personal assistant Emily Thomas, 31 years his junior, but recent rumours that he’s considering asking her to marry him may now be scotched with the revelation that she already has a boyfriend.
53 year old Cruise is reportedly “smitten” with 22 year old Brit Thomas, whom he hired as his PA before filming his new blockbuster Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation, and the pair have been seen to be very close on the set of the movie.
However, a source has told The Sun that Emily won’t be interested in any possible advances as she’s already in a relationship with Alex Roberts, who she’s been dating for five months.
Continue reading: Tom Cruise's Reported Love Interest Emily Thomas Already Has A Boyfriend
The Mission Impossible star is reportedly dating his 22-year-old British assistant, Emily Thomas
When Hollywood actor Tom Cruise married Katie Holmes many saw an emerging pattern of the Mission Impossible superstar getting hitched with younger and younger women every time he walked down the aisle. And, as the rumours of marriage number 4 continue to swirl, that trend does not look like it’s going to change anytime soon as his relationship with his 22-year-old British assistant begins to hot up.
Tom Cruise takes on the role of Ethan Hawke for a fifth time in Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation
Emily Thomas has been working as the star’s assistant since last year and, with a 31 year age gap between the two, this could be Cruise’s youngest bride yet.
Continue reading: Is Tom Cruise Heading Down The Aisle For A Fourth Time?
The Hollywood star was surprised at how exhausting working on 'Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation' was.
It's been nearly twenty years but it seems people still can't get enough of the 'Mission: Impossible' movies, especially Tom Cruise. Returning as Ethan Hunt in the fifth instalment of the spy franchise 'Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation', he opens up about stunts - and how they don't seem to be getting any easier.
Tom Cruise felt the stakes were higher doing the stunts for 'Mission: Impossible 5'
You'd think after four mega exhausting 'Mission: Impossible' movies plus a host of other visually explosive flicks, another one would be a piece of cake. Well, not exactly. He might have got the hang of using firearms and staged fighting, but he was still surprised to see how much he was trusted, and how much he was yet to learn about stuntwork.
30 years have passed and Maverick could be ready for a comeback.
It’s been 30 years since Tom Cruise first took our breath away as Maverick in Top Gun and now the actor is reportedly ready to revisit the famous character. Yes according to a report by Variety the long-awaited Top Gun sequel is now finally in the works and Cruise is ready to reprise his role as the fighter pilot.
Tom Cruise could be about to return as Maverick in Top Gun 2.
At a Terminator Genisys press junket in Berlin, Skydance CEO David Ellison confirmed that the project is in fact in development and even went so far as to reveal plot details. “Justin Marks is writing the screenplay right now,” Ellison said. “He has a phenomenal take to really update that world for what fighter pilots in the Navy has turned into today.”
Continue reading: Is Tom Cruise Set To Fly Again In 'Top Gun' Sequel?
Matthew Vaughn has revealed how Tom Cruise was the saviour of 'Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels'.
Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels. The Guy Ritchie movie that became an instant cult classic and launched the careers of Jason Statham, Jason Flemyng, Dexter Fletcher and Nick Moran. It grossed $28 million on a budget of just $1 million and sent producer Matthew Vaughn into the world of A-list movie making.
Tom Cruise seems like a throughly decent chap, doesn't he?
Now Vaughn, who recently directed the mega-hit Kingsman: The Secret Service, has spoken about his difficulty of getting Lock, Stock off the ground and how an unlikely Hollywood hero saved the project from obscurity.
Continue reading: How Tom Cruise Saved 'Lock, Stock And Two Smoking Barrels'
The IMF (Impossible Mission Force) have been active for years, but it's time has run out. The head of the CIA (Alec Baldwin) informs them that they are to be disbanded, but some people can't actually adjust to that sort of thing. Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) can't let go, and soon discovers that the IMF is actually needed more than ever. The Syndicate - a Rouge Nation - has been steadily growing over the years, and is seen as an anti-IMF. Now, Hunt and his team must engage in their most impossible mission to date, and fight an enemy which, officially, does not exist.
The ‘Mission: Impossible-Rogue Nation’ star is reportedly being eyed for the long in development project.
Tom Cruise’s next film could have him hearing all our inner songs as the star of comedy, Bob the Musical. The film has been in development since 2004 but it is said to be gathering steam again at Disney, with the Mission Impossible star in contention for the lead role.
Cruise will next be seen in Mission: Impossible-Rogue Nation.
The Wrap reports Cruise is currently tipped to take the lead in the comedy, which concerns a regular guy whose life becomes a musical after a blow to the head leaves him suddenly able to hear everyone’s inner songs. Disney are also said to be looking at Oscar winner Michel Hazanavicius to direct, while The Lego Movie’s Phil Lord and Chris Miller have reportedly expressed interest in the past.
Continue reading: Is Tom Cruise Ready To Face The Music In Disney's 'Bob The Musical'?
While other recent promotional interviews for 'The Avengers: Age of Ultron' have been interesting, none have been as funny or wacky as Chris Hemsworth and Chris Evans'.
When embarking on a franchise like 'The Avengers', it must help to get on well with your other cast members. In a recent interview with Chris Hemsworth (Thor) and Chris Evans (Captain America), the two actors displayed a hilarious friendship with one anther - giving a tiny glimpse into what it must be like on set with these guys.
Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth and Scarlett Johansson in 'The Avengers: Age of Ultron'
"Lovers, kindred souls, kindred spirits", said Hemsworth, while discussing the relationship between Thor and Captain America. Evans jumped in by revealing: "We wear necklaces with a little broken heart, and when we put them together." But when they tried to draw a comparison between themselves and another movie, they found themselves with different opinions.
The 52 year old actor previewed scenes from the movie at CinemaCon in Las Vegas.
Although he’s used to performing death-defying stunts, Mission Impossible star Tom Cruise has admitted he was ‘scared shitless’ over a particularly dangerous scene in the franchises’ upcoming fifth instalment, Mission: Impossible 5-Rogue Nation.
Tom Cruise is starring in his fifth Mission Impossible movie.
Speaking at the annual CinemaCon event in Las Vegas on Tuesday, Cruise said he was ‘scared shitless’ when performing a stunt in the film, which saw him hanging off the side of a plane 5,000 feet in the air.
Russell Crowe's The Water Diviner premieres in Spain, while Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer reunite on a special Sound of Music red carpet. Tom Cruise's Mission: Impossible 5 continues to film in London, and there are first looks at the new Bond movie and Jake Gyllenhaal's boxing physique, plus more Mad Max madness...
As his new film The Water Diviner begins to roll out across Europe this weekend, actor and first-time director Russell Crowe was on-hand in Madrid this week for a red carpet premiere with glamorous costar Olga Kurylenko. The duo posed for selfies with the fans before screening the film, which arrives in America at the end of the month.
So, scientology. Let's talk about that.
Scientology has remained on the cooky fringes of pop culture for the better part of the last decade, but no more! HBO has apparently taken on the task of unpacking and examining up close this most Los Angeles of religious practices in a new documentary, premiering this Sunday. Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief apparently aims to uncover the roots and development of the Church of Scientology – and its decline, according to some.
Apparently it's more than just that strange thing Tom Cruise was into a while back.
Directed by Alex Gibney, the documentary does not reveal too much beyond what’s already been published in Lawrence Wright’s eponymous book, the LA Times’ review states. Meanwhile, the Church of Scientology is none too excited about the flick’s premiere. In fact, they seem to be doing everything in their power to discredit the project.
A Week In Movies: Starry premieres in Los Angeles and London, plus a glamorous BBC event and new trailers for Mission: Impossible 5, Entourage and Maggie. by Rich Cline
Home premieres in L.A. while in London Helena Bonham Carter and Kenneth Branagh attend both the Cinderella premiere and a BBC anniversary. New trailers appear for films starring Tom Cruise, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Lake Bell and the Entourage gang...
The animated adventure Home held its American premiere in Los Angeles this week, with cast members Jim Parsons, Rihanna and Jennifer Lopez all looking glamorous on the red carpet.
Meanwhile in London, the UK premiere of Cinderella brought out cast members Lily James, Richard Madden, Helena Bonham Carter, Sophie McShera, Holliday Grainger, Derek Jacobi and director Kenneth Branagh, plus a flurry of other British celebrities
Despite their countless missions, most of which deemed impossible, the IMF is closing down. Considered an irrelevant and archaic group, the government intends to tie off any loose ends - especially Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise). The problem is, Hunt is a veteran, and a tremendous agent of the IMF, and has uncovered a terrifying secret rouge nation, known as The Syndicate. Hunt plans to track down, expose and destroy The Syndicate through any means necessary. To that end, he recruits his old friends and colleges from the IMF, and plans to take the fight to them. Even if the mission is impossible.
Continue: Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation Trailer
With M:I5 time fast approaching, Paramount has just dropped the very first teaser trailer. Oh, and the flick also has a name now. The first seconds of Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation to be seen by the public feature our favourite secret agent, Ethan Hunt, holding onto the side of a plane as it takes off. This franchise was never kind to viewers with a fear of heights.
Tom Cruise on the set of Rogue Nation.
The title was also a point of contention around Hollywood. You'll notice a certain similarity between this one and the title of the upcoming Star Wars spinoff, Rogue One. According to Variety, however, Paramount got there first. Apparently, Disney didn't announce the name until March 12, two months after Paramount registered Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation.
The pair were reported to have been secretly dating for close to two years.
Jamie Foxx has attempted to quash rumours that he’s enjoying a secret romance with actress Katie Holmes, by telling paparazzi the pair are “just friends”. Foxx's comments come days after it was claimed the pair may have been keeping a romance under wraps for nearly two years after hitting it off in summer 2013.
Jamie Foxx says he is not dating Katie Holmes
Foxx found himself ambushed by photogs when he was walking back to his car after visiting a bank in Westlake Village, just outside of Los Angeles. When asked about the recent rumours regarding him and Katie the 47 year old said, "Oh come on, you guys have been trying to get that to stick for three years.”
Continue reading: Jamie Foxx Denies Rumours Of Secret Romance With Katie Holmes
The ex-wife of Tom Cruise and his 'Collateral' co-star are said to have been more than just friends for a while now.
It’s been nearly three years since Katie Holmes’ marriage to Tom Cruise ended and following her high profile divorce the former ‘Dawson’s Creek’ star has kept understandably quiet about her love life. But according to a story in this week’s US Weekly, things have been anything but quiet for Holmes on the romance front, as she’s reportedly been seeing actor Jamie Foxx for nearly two years.
Katie Holmes is said to be enjoying spending time with Jamie Foxx
Inside the magazine a picture taken of the pair together back in February shows the undercover couple looking cosy as they hold hands and maybe even indulge in a little game of footsie. Foxx and Holmes were first rumoured to be spending time together back in October 2013, after it was reported the actor had ‘wooed’ Katie during a benefit in the Hamptons that summer.
Continue reading: Has Katie Holmes Been Secretly Dating Jamie Foxx For Two Years?
The movie star, currently in box office topper 'Focus', has been linked to Scientology in the past, but a former senior executive for the religion denies that he is a member.
Contrary to popular belief, Will Smith is not a Scientologist. That’s according to a former Scientology senior executive in a new interview ahead of the anticipated documentary movie about the controversial religion.
In a conversation with The Daily Beast, former executive director of Scientology’s Office of Special Affairs Mike Rinder and journalist Tony Ortega, who has reported on the religion for almost twenty years, both flatly denied that the blockbuster star was a card-carrying member of the church. “Will Smith is not a Scientologist,” they both plainly stated.
Will Smith, pictured above at the premiere of 'Focus', is not a Scientologist as widely believed
Continue reading: Will Smith Is NOT A Scientologist, Claims Former Senior Exec
Tom Cruise was seen filming a scene from the upcoming fifth instalment of the 'Mission Impossible' franchise near the Tower of London. The film was set to open theatrically on 25th December 2015, however the release date was pushed back to 2016 so as not to compete at the box-office with 'Spectre' and 'The Force Awakens'.
David Oyelowo speaks up at the Selma premiere, while Tom Cruise is spotted filming for M:I 5. There are new glimpses of Z for Zachariah, James Franco's True Story, Tom Hardy's Child 44, the Fantastic Four reboot and Mark Wahlberg's Ted 2...
David Oyelowo and Ava DuVernay were on hand in London for the European premiere of Selma this week. They were joined on the red carpet by costar Colman Domingo and singer Nicole Scherzinger. Up for two Oscars but snubbed by Bafta, the critically acclaimed film opens in the UK next week.
Tom Cruise should continue his stunning run at the box-office with 'Mission Impossible 5'.
Paramount has moved the release date of what is likely to be its biggest grossing movie of the year - Mission Impossible 5 - from Christmas Day to the July 31. At the same time, the studio moved its animated film Monster Trucks to the now vacant festive date.
Tom Cruise is on a box-office role at the moment, and Mission Impossible 5 should continue the run
In its new slot, Mission Impossible 5 will open against the Point Break remake with Luke Bracey and Edgar Ramirez and Antoine Fuqua's boxing movie Southpaw, with Jake Gyllenhaal. However, Mission Impossible's biggest threat could be a release that arrives the following week - Terminator Genisys. Paramount executives wouldn't be enthralled with the idea of surrendering the inevitable box-office top spot after just one week, though it would be devastating for Warner Bros if its action movie is unable to unseat a movie in its second week.
Continue reading: Paramount Moves 'Mission Impossible 5' To Battle 'Terminator' In Summer
Starry line-ups hit the red carpet to premiere Exodus and The Hobbit 3, London is transformed into Vienna for M:I 5, fanboys go into meltdown about James Bond and Star Wars, and new trailers land for Unfinished Business and Big Eyes...
Ridley Scott was on hand for the premiere of his new biblical epic Exodus: Gods and Kings in London this week. Also on the red carpet were cast members Christian Bale, Joel Edgerton, Ben Kingsley, Maria Valverde and Golshifteh Farahani, plus other guests like Salma Hayek and Andy Serkis. The film opens next week in America and on Boxing Day in Britain.
Tom Cruise has been shooting scenes in central London.
Tom Cruise trying to cross a road is one of the big celebrity headlines of the week. The action star was in central London shooting scenes for his forthcoming movie Mission: Impossible 5, though he found navigating Piccadilly Circus (without using the pedestrian crossing) a little tricky.
Tom Cruise has been filming Mission: Impossible 5 in central London
According to the Mirror, the Mission Impossible 5 crew had avoided using road closures and instead placed cameras in the windows of nearby buildings to capture Cruise's Ethan Hawke making his way through the busy Christmas crowds.
Continue reading: Tom Cruises Tries To Cross A Road. Fails To Cross A Road [Video]
The actor is known for doing his own stunts on film, but may need a little help in real life.
He may be an action hero on the big screen but Tom Cruise narrowly avoided disaster earlier this week when he was nearly hit by a double decker bus on the streets of London. In a video, obtained by the Today Show, the 53 year old is seen having a close call while attempting to cross the busy capital road.
Tom was not wearing the glasses or headphones when he walked out in front of the bus
In the video Cruise steps out onto the road, right in front of the oncoming double decker, the driver of which fortunately honks his horn loudly to alert the actor. Cruise then quickly retreats as a fellow pedestrian appears to comment on his close call.
Tom Cruise has been performing even more ridiculous stunts for the 'Mission: Impossible 5' movies.
Tom Cruise didn't exactly have a regular Sunday. The actor was suspended from an Airbus A400M at 5,000ft, filming scenes for his new movie Mission Impossible 5. Just 24 hours later, Cruise was filming another action scene atop a four-engine military aircraft at RAF Wittering, Cambridgeshire.
Tom Cruise has been working on Mission Impossible 5 for the past couple of months
Cruise is known to do the majority of his own stunts and has filmed numerous death-defying scenes throughout the Mission Impossible franchise, including scaling the world's tallest building and free climbing Colorado's 2,00ft canyons. On Monday, the crew were re-enacting the scene from the previous day aboard a stationary fighting jet.
Continue reading: Tom Cruise Performs Ridiculous Aircraft Stunt For 'Mission Impossible 5'
Will a title change result in a better DVD release than the film's box?
Edge of Tomorrow may just have been the unexpected hit of the summer, but Warner Bros. aren't done with the surprises yet - they seem to have the film's name to its more catchy tagline Live Die Repeat for the DVD/Blu-Ray release.
Take a look at the box art, and you'll see those words emblazoned, capitalized in yellow. They take precedence on the cover, rather than the film's actual title, which is actually pretty bland and uninspiring compared to the film itself, which scored big the critics.
Continue reading: Live. Die. Repeat Or Edge Of Tomorrow. Warner Bros Can't Decide
Which films were on the brink of a completely different lead star?
With Robert Downey Jr fitting so perfectly as likeable irritant Tony Stark, Christian Bale slipping so easily into the tortured billionaire psyche of Bruce Wayne and Daniel Day-Lewis transforming himself into the epitome of Abraham Lincoln, it's hard to believe that for all of the above roles, there were some serious previous contenders. But contenders there were and some of the not entirely savoury.
Tom Cruise as Iron Man
The pint-sized action hero made it his mission impossible to kick ass as IMF agent, Ethan Hunt, but could he have romanced Pepper Potts in quite the same way as Robert Downey Jr's Iron Man? It seems like we very nearly found out with Cruise at one point in serious contention to play the arrogant but entertaining genius.
Continue reading: Lead Film Roles That Could Have Looked Very Different
The Tom Cruise vehicle received the highest number of complaints to the British Board of Film Classification, but what were the reasons for this?
According to figures released by the British Board Of Film Classification (BBFC), the Tom Cruise action thriller Jack Reacher was 2013’s most complained about film. Based on a series of novels by British author Jim Grant, the film follows the actions of the protagonist who gives the film its namesake in a quest to solve a series of violent and murky crimes using methods that themselves often delve into law-breaking. Naturally in a contemporary Hollywood action thriller you would expect a continuous torrent of violence, explosions and careless destruction but it seems that a rare example of leniency by a traditionally conservative and uptight BBFC has led to a number of complaints by cinemagoers.
Violence meted out by the film's protagonist, played by Cruise, has drawn criticism from filmgoers.
A total of 26 complaints were received by the classification board which decried the 12A film certificate- meaning children under 12 be accompanied by an adult, as misjudged. The complaints remain, despite the fact that the BBFC revealed it demanded two cuts within the film to achieve the 12A rating. The board’s own website describes these cuts as “a woman being suffocated by a man and a man being hit over the head with a rock.” Yet filmgoers still felt unsettled enough by the remaining violent scenes to lodge 26 formal complaints.
Continue reading: Why Is Jack Reacher The Most Complained About Film Of 2013?
There is "no truth" to reports that claim 51 year-old actor will be making a cameo appearance in 'Star Wars: Epsiode VII,' his spokesman confirms, adding that it is "pure fiction."
Fans of 'Star Wars' have been in a frenzy for the last couple of days as it was reported Tom Cruise may be appearing in the upcoming 'Episode VII.'
Unfortunately this is just another false story.
The 51 year-old actor's rep confirmed to Entertainment Tonight Canada that there is "no truth" in reports claiming Cruise has been talking to director J.J. Abrams about a cameo role in the flick.
The 51 year-old actor has reportedly met with the upcoming film's director, J.J. Abrams, in London to discuss the possibility of a cameo appearance.
Tom Cruise doesn't want to be left out of the rebooted 'Star Wars' franchise.
The 51 year-old actor has reportedly travelled all the way to London, where 'Episode VII' is currently being filmed, to meet with director J.J. Abrams about a possible cameo in the upcoming flick.
Tom Cruise is reportedly wanting a cameo role in 'Star Wars'
Is Tom Cruise about to add a ‘Star Wars’ cameo to his CV?
In the latest round of Star Wars Episode VII rumours, The Sun is reporting that Tom Cruise could be making a cameo appearance in the upcoming instalment. Yes Ethan Hunt’s next mission could be in a galaxy far, far away! Of course it’s all just another Star Wars rumour at the moment (and we’ve had plenty of those in the last few months), but just because it’s Tom, let’s indulge this one and go over everything we know about the possibility of Cruise in Episode VII.
Could Episode VII feature a Tom Cruise cameo?
1. Jj Abrams and Tom have a history
'Edge of Tomorrow' star Tom Cruise is seen taking photos with and signing autographs for fans as he arrives at a New York studio to appear on 'The Daily Show With Jon Stewart', including one girl who he even lets kiss him on the cheek.
Tom Cruise movies sure has raked in the cash at the box office over the years.
Say what you want about Tom Cruise movies, but the actor seemingly holds a box office record which eclipses most other stars in Hollywood. Since the mid 80s his movies - increasingly action-thrillers - have broken records, taking staggering amounts worldwide and making him one of the most bankable stars of the last 30 years. Tom Cruise's latest movie, Edge of Tomorrow, has so far grossed over $239 million worldwide, which is an impressive amount, but it’s nothing to write home about for the 51-year-old. To prove the actor's box office power, we’ve counted the receipts and compiled a list of the 10 highest grossing Tom Cruise movies of all time, at the worldwide box office and no, Edge of Tomorrow did not make the cut.
Simon Pegg [L] and Tom Cruise [R] in Ghost Protocol - the highest grossing Tom Cruise movie
1. Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol (2011) $694,713,380
Continue reading: The Top 10 Grossing Tom Cruise Movies
Will Katie Holmes be able to distance herself from her Dawson's Creek role in a slew of upcoming films?
As the former wife of one of Hollywood’s most prolific and instantly recognisable screen icons, it is to be expected that Katie Holmes marriage to Tom Cruise will define much of her career for many years to come. What’s more, despite starring in such well-known and successful films as Batman Begins, Go and Phone Booth, she remains most well-known for her role as Joey Potter in the long-running series Dawson’s Creek.
Katie Holmes is attempting to re-establish herself as an actress.
The series, which details the lives of four teenagers through their growing pangs and adolescent tribulations ran for six seasons and 128 episodes, leaving Katie’s turn as the character Joey Potter left burned onto the minds of much of the American public. So far, efforts to distance herself from the role have been largely unsuccessful but an upcoming slew of films sees Katie making her most concerted effort to redefine herself as a talented and versatile actress.
Continue reading: Everything You Need To Know About Katie Holmes' New Movie
'The Fault in Our Stars' reigned supreme at the U.S box office - beating both 'Edge of Tomorrow' and 'Maleficent'
The slow-burning publicity campaign for Fault in Our Stars worked perfectly. The teen-romance had started pulling in reviews about a year ago, but it finally got its full U.S release on Friday (June 6, 2014) and pulled in $48 million. Tom Cruise's well-received blockbuster Edge of Tomorrow could only manage $29.1 million.
'The Fault in Our Stars' Dominated the Box-Office
The Shailene Woodley starring movie is based on John Green's novel of the same name, which has to date sold over 10 million copies. It tells the story of two cancer-stricken teens falling in love. 20th Century Fox pulled off a perfect marketing strategy that focused heavily on social media outreach.
Continue reading: 'The Fault In Our Stars' Takes $48 Million To Sink 'Edge Of Tomorrow'
Is TFIOS worth the hype? In a word, yes.
The Fault In Our Stars seems to be emerging as the winner of this weekend’s box office race, after it made teens across the US (and the world) bawl their eyes out for three solid days. That’s what the tweets say, anyway. The film tells the story of a pair of teens living with cancer – the clever and self-deprecating Hazel Grace Lancaster (Shailene Woodley) and the disarmingly lovable Augustus Waters (Ansel Elgort). As the two meet, fall in love and go on a life-changing trip together, they discover some truths about life, love and the meaning of it all.. As for the box office stats, well, those are nothing to cry about.
The cast of TFIOS at the film's New York premiere.
TFIOS, adapted from John Green’s bestselling novel (read all his books, if you haven’t already, seriously) is doing amazingly well not just in the US, but also in international markets. The film, which reportedly cost just $17 million to make, checked in at $26.1 million in domestic profits on Friday, and is projected to pass the $50 million mark by the end of Sunday, per Box Office Mojo. In international markets, TFIOS is expected to do even better, although the data is still unavailable at this time.
Jimmy Fallon challenged Tom Cruise to an unusual game, one which no one has ever seen before, entitled 'Face-Breakers' whilst the actor was appearing on the Tonight Show on Thursday (5th June).
"So we'll be throwing footballs at that wall of glass with our faces on it," are words any average person would never think they would say. But not if you're Jimmy Fallon who challenged Tom Cruise, during his Thursday (5th June) night show, to a game of "Face-Breakers".
Tom Cruise played 'Face-Breakers' with Jimmy Fallon on the Tonight Show.
A large glass panel was erected in Fallon's Tonight Show studio with separate panels designated for either Cruise or Fallon. The aim of the game was to take turns throwing an American football at the opposing player's face. However, if the air horn sounded it signified a speed round and it was considered, for the duration, a free-for-all. The first person to smash all the glass pieces with his opponent's face on them would be considered the winner.
The critics are loving "Edge of Tomorrow", but it still might fall behind "Our Stars"
Tom Cruise is forced to live out the same day on loop in the Edge of Tomorrow – a concept that would have been as unimaginative as the name, if it wasn’t for the sci-fi twist the movie offers. Cruise and Emily Blunt team up in a film that is so far getting high marks from the critics and is about to go into its debut weekend with a predicted $28 million debut (according to boxoffice.com). The analysts place it lower in the chart predictions than the other debut this weekend – the highly anticipated screen adaptation of John Green’s The Fault In Our Stars, which is on track for a $36 million weekend. Still, Edge of Tomorrow is definitely on the radar, with some strong reviews.
Emily Blunt and Tom Cruise sell the premise for all it's worth.
“It's not the most original setup, to be sure, but what makes this particular celluloid Möbius strip bend in on itself with such seamlessness is the cheeky airtight logic of Christopher McQuarrie, Jez Butterworth, and John-Henry Butterworth's script — and the stars,” writes Chris Nashawaty of Entertainment Weekly. “While Cruise sells the déjà vu contraption with his usual single-minded determination, it's Blunt who emerges as the who-knew wild card.”
Who's carrying whose spear now?
Emily Blunt stars alongside Tom Cruise in ‘Edge of Tomorrow’, which has been the surprise critical hit of the year so far. But there was a time when Blunt wasn’t exactly itching to work with her co-star, as a helpful journalist decided to remind her in the middle of an interview.
Emily Blunt and Tom Cruise star in 'Edge of Tomorrow'
“A few years ago Emily Blunt said that she would rather do badly paid theatre for the rest of her life than ever accept a role ‘as a spear carrier in a Tom Cruise movie,’” Helena de Bertodano wrote, kicking off her interview piece with Blunt in The Telegraph.
Tom Cruise flashed the paparazzi a broad grin as he posed for photos at the New York premiere of his sci-fi flick 'Edge Of Tomorrow'.
'Maleficent' dominated the box-office this weekend among weak opposition.
Angelina Jolie’s Disney blockbuster ‘Maleficent’ has taken $69.4 million at the final U.S box office count for the weekend. That means it’s now pretty much recouped its $180 million budget in worldwide takings and is well on its way to making a bucket load of cash. The competition turned out to be weak, with Seth MacFarlane’s ‘A Million Ways to Die in the West’ flat lining with $17 million.
Angelina Jolie in Disney's 'Maleficent'
The comedy was almost beaten by Fox’s X:Men: Days of Future Past, which itself dropped 64% in its second week. Elsewhere, the critically derided Blended and Neighbors (now in its fourth week) were neck and neck for the fifth spot with Seth Rogen’s comedy losing out.
A smarter-than-expected script turns this noisy sci-fi action movie into something remarkably entertaining. A-list stars, solid actors and whizzy effects aside, the dialogue is packed with clever observations that are both mind-bending and unexpectedly hilarious. And director Doug Liman (Mr. & Mrs. Smith) lets his cast have a lot of fun with it.
In the near future when aliens called Mimics have rampaged across Europe, Cage (Tom Cruise) is a military media spokesman suddenly sent into the front-lines from London, battling the fearsome creatures on the beaches of Normandy. He's killed fairly quickly, but wakes up that same morning and is again sent through battlefield prep with harsh Sgt Farell (Bill Paxton) and a rag-tag team. Again and again. Eventually he breaks out of the pattern and discovers another soldier, Rita (Emily Blunt), who seems to understand why he is living this day over and over only to die each time. So he uses the repetition to figure out what's really going on, and he and Rita plot a way to stop the aliens for good.
Yes, the premise is a direct riff on Groundhog Day, as Cage makes the most of each day, learning something new that will get him further the next. And the film's script knowingly plays with the set-up, offering witty comments and some genuinely suspenseful set-pieces along the way, all sharply edited into a relatively coherent narrative, although the ending will generate a lot of post-screening debate. Liman packs the film with kinetic, intense action sequences that are rendered with strikingly realistic effects that occasionally have some extra fun with the 3D.
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'Edge of Tomorrow' is one of the best reviewed movies of Tom Cruise's career - so is he at the top of his game again?
There was a five year period in the early 2000's when Tom Cruise could do no wrong and was undoubtedly the world's biggest movie star. He put together a fine run of quality movies, including Minority Report, Space Station, The Last Samurai, Collateral, War of the Worlds and Mission: Impossible III.
Tom Cruise in 'Edge of Tomorrow'
After that, things started to go a little...wrong. The disastrous Lions for Lambs was arguably the worst movie of Cruise's career and despite a funny comedy part in Tropic Thunder, he went on to make Valkyrie and Knight & Day as well as producing The Eye and Death Race. Ouch.
Tom Cruise's 'Edge of Tomorrow' is a brilliant, brilliant movie. Really.
It was bound to be a flop. It had to be a flop. But Tom Cruise's Edge of Tomorrow is emerging as one of the best movies of 2014 and has put a small group of smarmy movie writers like myself, - who lumped it in with Oblivion when we should have been thinking District 9 - firmly in our place.
Tom Cruise in 'Edge of Tomorrow'
Doug Liman, whose last movie was the critically derided Jumper, was given the job of helming EOT and appears to have done a fine, fine job with a quality cast that includes Cruise, Emily Blunt and Bill Paxton.
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Blunt details how acting saw her overcome a stutter
Emily Blunt, the star of the upcoming sci-fi epic, Edge of Tomorrow starring Tom Cruise, has detailed how acting – being ‘someone else’ helped her overcome her stutter. It was a teacher who suggested it, and the British actress has never looked back since.
Emily Blunt says being someone else helped her overcome her stutter
"It was the most intuitive thing, and he was right: the only way I could speak fluently was to be someone else,” she explained to The Sunday Telegraph's Stella magazine. "It alienates you in some ways if you have trouble communicating. It wasn't that I got bullied horribly about it, although kids definitely had a go sometimes.” But that’s not to say she’s 100% cured; "It comes back if I'm tired or stressed," she explained.
In a new interview, the actress addressed those swirling Tom Cruise rumours.
Laura Prepon has moved to dismiss the rumors that she is dating fellow actor Tom Cruise after speculation began circulating earlier this month. The Orange Is The New Black star had been linked to Cruise largely because the two share their Scientologist faith and it had been reported that they've been dating since last year.
Laura Prepon Has Laughed Off Rumours That She Is Dating Tom Cruise.
"It's just so funny that, when people don't know, they just make stuff up, [like] apparently I'm dating Tom Cruise right now," the 34 year-old star told SheKnows, adding "And apparently he doesn't want me doing the show because I portray a lesbian and I'm a Scientologist. This is false; where are they even getting this stuff? It's unbelievable to me."
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Tom Cruise meets his end more that once as we prepare for 'Edge of Tomorrow'
Tom Cruise is back in sci-fi action epic ‘Edge of Tomorrow’, where he’s doomed to die, die and die again, as a solider who gets caught in a time loop fighting an alien race. The battle commences in June but the latest trailer has just been released, so are you ready for what some are calling ‘Starship Troopers’ meets ‘Groundhog Day’?
Tom Cruise in 'Edge of Tomorrow'
Far from being a Hollywood invention, ’Edge of Tomorrow’ is actually adapted from the Japanese light novel ‘All You Need Is Kill ‘ by Hiroshi Sakurazaka. ‘Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters’ writer Dante W. Harper first adapted it into a script in 2010 and the rights to it were quickly bought up by Warner Bros for the handsome sum of $3 million. From its very early days Doug Liman, the man behind the camera for the ‘Bourne Identity’ and ‘Mr. & Mrs. Smith’ was on board to direct and the first lead actor being looked at was Brad Pitt. Originally it still had the ‘All You Need Is Kill’ title from the original novel, but another name, ‘We Are Mortals’ was being talked about before ‘Edge of Tomorrow’ was settled on.
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