This is troubling news for Tom Cruise!
When you have the actor, 54, sign on for a big, action summer blockbuster, you probably think that success at the box office is a given — too bad that wasn’t the case for his most recent flick, The Mummy! Not only was the film a total flop, with an unimpressive domestic opening of $32.2 million its first week, but some people are blaming the movie’s star for its lackluster box office performance!
“People thought The Mummy was going to be a blockbuster, but it didn’t click with audiences,” one insider tells In Touch exclusively.
The disappointments just keep piling on; not only did the movie cost a whopping $190 million to make, and another $100 million to market and release worldwide — but it was also panned by critics.
The insider continues, “Tom had a very tight grip on production, and some people are saying that is what ruined the film — and possibly the future of the franchise.”
While the movie is looking like it’s going to fail, there’s no denying that Tom wholeheartedly believes in his passion project.
“The Mummy is totally different. First of all, it’s a monster movie — the kind of movies that established Universal Pictures as a viable film company,” he explained in a recent interview. So when they came to me and asked if I wanted to be part of this ‘Dark Universe,’ be the one who launched the first movie of this new universe, I felt it was a good opportunity to help define the genre of monster movies for a new audience. I love monster movies.”
Unfortunately, his monster movie may have had the adverse effect on the genre and the new “Dark Universe” the studio is hoping to introduce — not to mention, it could have an impact on his career.
“At this point,” the insider laments, “it’s not a stretch to say that his status as an A-list action hero is on the line.”
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