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"Knight&Day",Second Tom Cruise Financial Embarrassment.Cost $117M,Takes In 72M.So Far $55M/60M Loss?

Posted on 07/26/2010 7:50:59 AM PDT by JohnThune2012

So far Knight&Day has grossed about 72/73 Million,take away at least 50% for the theaters,that leaves about a 58/60 Million dollar loss for the Producers. Remember how Valkyrie cost over 100 Million to produce and struggled to make a profit? SO WHERE IS THE MSM To Report The Tom Cruise Box Office Bomb? Maybe it's time for Tom Cruise to call it a night,and stop spending over 100 Million dollars to make a movie? You could of created a lot of jobs with that $117 Million !!!


TOPICS: Music/Entertainment; TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: boxoffice; hollywood; moviereview; zzzzzzz
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1 posted on 07/26/2010 7:51:02 AM PDT by JohnThune2012
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To: JohnThune2012
"You could of created a lot of jobs with that $117 Million !!!"

That money did create jobs.

2 posted on 07/26/2010 7:53:36 AM PDT by avacado
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To: JohnThune2012

But Diaz and Cruise still got paid 20 mill a piece. What kind of country are we that we would pay a brain dead bimbo like Diaz 20 Million?


3 posted on 07/26/2010 7:54:02 AM PDT by cardinal4 (Can someone explain what a "Diversity Job" is?)
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To: JohnThune2012

Nothing better to do today?


4 posted on 07/26/2010 7:55:25 AM PDT by GQuagmire
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To: avacado

117 million calms could also buy a lot of mules and 40 acre lots.


5 posted on 07/26/2010 7:55:28 AM PDT by Wilderness Conservative
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To: JohnThune2012

Time for a bailout.


6 posted on 07/26/2010 7:55:59 AM PDT by Proud2BeRight
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To: cardinal4
What kind of country are we that we would pay a brain dead bimbo like Diaz 20 Million?

Wonder what they paid Diaz for Seth Rogen's 'Green Hornet' flick, which looks horrible...

7 posted on 07/26/2010 7:56:41 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: JohnThune2012

why does Tom Cruise think he’s our modern day James Bond?


8 posted on 07/26/2010 7:57:12 AM PDT by JohnThune2012 (was)
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To: JohnThune2012

I know that wikipedia is not the best source for information, but they have the gross for this film at $161M, thus making more than $40M as profit. I don’t know what’s true.


9 posted on 07/26/2010 7:57:41 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy
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To: JohnThune2012

Cruise is another Hollywood luminary who has raised his nitwit profile with his allegiance to Scientology and some political stances, as well as general overexposure in the celebrity media. Poetic justice if these are contributing to his decline at the box office.

Maybe some day Hollywood will learn that around half the nation is very uninterested in their self-indulgences and political opinions.


10 posted on 07/26/2010 7:58:03 AM PDT by Will88
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To: JohnThune2012

Maybe ever since Tom Cruise danced on Oprah’s couch, he let us all down and lost half of his box office fans?


11 posted on 07/26/2010 7:59:03 AM PDT by JohnThune2012 (was)
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To: JohnThune2012

Hollywood wasting that money is a good thing. If they overspend making “action thrillers,” they have less to spend making “thoughtful” advocacy films.


12 posted on 07/26/2010 7:59:17 AM PDT by Sgt_Schultze (A half-truth is a complete lie)
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To: JohnThune2012

Maybe America isn’t all that excited about watching a couple of homosexuals pretending to have sex?

Pray for America


13 posted on 07/26/2010 7:59:19 AM PDT by bray (Did Rush say Absolute Failure?)
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To: cardinal4
What kind of country are we that we would pay a brain dead bimbo like Diaz 20 Million?

Yakov Smirnoff..."What a country!!!" ;)

14 posted on 07/26/2010 7:59:20 AM PDT by Stand Watch Listen (It's the 'Land of Opportunity'... NOT... the 'Land of Entitlements'!!!)
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To: JohnThune2012

They wasted a lot of money on this stink bomb, but at the end of the day, who cares. It’s Hollywood’s money not mine. As long as no taxpayer funds are involved it’s their business. Maybe the vapid idiots in Hollywood will wise up and make movies people will want to see. As long as 0bie doesn’t declare the studios “too big to fail” they can keep releasing these turds and I’ll continue not seeing them.


15 posted on 07/26/2010 7:59:30 AM PDT by YankeeReb
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To: JohnThune2012

Phooey... A republican Congress is needed to do that.. but then Maine has problems electing someone that does not roll their eyes, drool and make noises... as does Mass., Conn., Vermont, New York, Jersey and Penn..


16 posted on 07/26/2010 8:00:16 AM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole....)
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To: JohnThune2012
Mojo reports the box office as $72 million for the U.S. and $89 million international. Not a blockbuster by any stretch but not a financial disaster either.

Link

17 posted on 07/26/2010 8:00:56 AM PDT by Non-Sequitur
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To: JohnThune2012

“could of” ???


18 posted on 07/26/2010 8:03:02 AM PDT by Enchante ("The great enemy of clear language is insincerity." -- George Orwell --)
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To: ClearCase_guy

at 117M,even if the movie brought in 117M,about 60M goes to the box-office,at 161,at least 80-85M,They have a ways to go and it’s tanking in the top 20!


19 posted on 07/26/2010 8:05:47 AM PDT by JohnThune2012 (was)
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To: JohnThune2012; darkwing104; 50mm
Maybe ever since Tom Cruise danced on Oprah’s couch, he let us all down and lost half of his box office fans?

Yeah I've lost a lot of sleep worrying about Tom Cruise too.....not!

Kitties on alert?
20 posted on 07/26/2010 8:06:18 AM PDT by GQuagmire
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To: Non-Sequitur

Looks like The Sorcerer’s Apprentice is going to be one of the worst bombs of the year.


21 posted on 07/26/2010 8:09:32 AM PDT by Brett66 (Where government advances, and it advances relentlessly , freedom is imperiled -Janice Rogers Brown)
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To: JohnThune2012

If you include the international box office this movie will probably eek out a tiny profit. Then when cable, Netflix, DVD, etc. sales are added it will make a modest profit that will probably be north of $20 million. Not bad on an investment of $117 million.

Cruise is still a pretty big draw internationally.


22 posted on 07/26/2010 8:10:32 AM PDT by Comstock1 (You can't have Falstaff and have him thin.)
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To: Brett66
Looks like The Sorcerer’s Apprentice is going to be one of the worst bombs of the year.

As well it should be, from what I've heard.

23 posted on 07/26/2010 8:17:57 AM PDT by Non-Sequitur
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To: JohnThune2012

And remember in the original promo when Tom was bragging”WITH ME! WITHOUT ME”, With Me,Without Me”?, when I first saw that clip,I just couldn’t believe how pathetic that sounded, it was like Tom Cruise telling his sidekick,Listen To Me,I AM GOD! so stick me with me!I have sat on Oprah Winfrey’s Couch! That makes me the coolest dude EVER!


24 posted on 07/26/2010 8:19:21 AM PDT by JohnThune2012 (was)
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To: JohnThune2012

Actually I would of paid $10.00 to see Tickle Me Elmo or Sponge Bob Square pants to play the lead role!


25 posted on 07/26/2010 8:22:22 AM PDT by JohnThune2012 (was)
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To: JohnThune2012

>>> Takes In 72M.So Far $55M/60M Loss?

The studio takes the loss and offsets profit on other films. Good news on the tax forms.

And Cruise has made some megahit movies and is likely to do so again. Can’t stand him myself but enough do that the studio can afford a few films to underperform. Much like Babe Ruth was also a strike-out king.

And even not being able to stand his perpetual open mouth and chipmonk teeth, I still wouldn’t create a thread gloating over his setback.


26 posted on 07/26/2010 8:23:55 AM PDT by tlb
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The studio takes the loss and offsets profit on other films. Good news on the tax forms.

Don't you see, darling Bloom, glorious Bloom? It's so simple. STEP ONE: We find the worst play ever written, a surefire flop. STEP TWO: I raise a million bucks. Lots of little old ladies out there. STEP THREE: You go back to work on the books, two of them - one for the government, one for us. You can do it, Bloom; you're a wizard! STEP FOUR: We open on Broadway. And before you can say STEP FIVE, we *close* on Broadway! STEP SIX: We take our million bucks and fly to *Rio!*

27 posted on 07/26/2010 8:27:15 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: JohnThune2012

Must have lousy marketing on this pic—I’ve never even heard of it.


28 posted on 07/26/2010 8:27:56 AM PDT by DallasDeb (USAFA '06 Mom)
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To: JohnThune2012
Cruise has made maybe three movies that I enjoyed; Top Gun, A Few Good Men, and "The Firm".

He's not really a great actor, but he does have popularity.

However, he's getting older and a lot of his fan base is also older, with kids and families, etc.

As campy and corny as Elvis' movies were, they were still box office smashes for a while...but even they wore thin after a while.

A bad movie, or script, or plot, is NOT going to "be a smash anyway" because Cruise is in it...not anymore, anyway. After all, the most quoted lines in "A Few Good Men" are those of Jack Nicholson, not TC.

"Top Gun" was a favorite of mine for the flying, moreso than for Cruise, with most quotable lines being from Meg Ryan.

And "The Firm"...well being a "piano picker", I thought the soundtrack was great.

You can't be on top forever.
29 posted on 07/26/2010 8:31:22 AM PDT by FrankR (It doesn't matter what they call us, only what we answer to....)
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To: DallasDeb
I saw a trailer for it; the flick looked mildly entertaining.

Nothing I'd waste a $20 on to see in the theater, though. Redbox for a buck will be just fine.

Or "free" on TBS/TNT/FX in a few months.

30 posted on 07/26/2010 8:32:20 AM PDT by wbill
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To: JohnThune2012

With the 0bama Depression, spending a bundle on movie [high priced] tickets is an extreme luxury - even if you still have a job.


31 posted on 07/26/2010 8:32:35 AM PDT by The Sons of Liberty (REAL Americans Bow to No One But The Almighty! - Mene, Mene, Tekel, Upharsin)
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To: tlb

Aside from his Scientology, I like Cruise—he doesn’t talk politics like so many other hollyweirdos do. At least, I’ve never heard of him doing so.


32 posted on 07/26/2010 8:34:49 AM PDT by DallasDeb (USAFA '06 Mom)
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To: ClearCase_guy

Except a significant portion of that money has to stay at the theaters, and 81 million of it is international which leaves even more behind. The studio has probably only gotten about 60 or 70 million of that money, so they took a bath.


33 posted on 07/26/2010 8:34:57 AM PDT by discostu (like a dog being shown a card trick)
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To: Brett66
Looks like The Sorcerer’s Apprentice is going to be one of the worst bombs of the year.

The reviewer in the NY Post said after seeing The Sorcerer's Apprentice that it was the last straw and Nic Cage should be barred forever from making movies.

He was even meaner to the kid.

34 posted on 07/26/2010 8:38:53 AM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: JohnThune2012; Enchante

http://englishplus.com/grammar/00000204.htm


35 posted on 07/26/2010 8:44:24 AM PDT by mikrofon (</grammar Nazi>)
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To: ClearCase_guy

Profit or loss for a film is whatever the studio says it is, regardless of reality.


36 posted on 07/26/2010 8:47:47 AM PDT by antiRepublicrat
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To: YankeeReb

A lot of regular workers bees got good employment for a while in the making of this film. Stuntmen, special effects, makeup, grips, caterers, and dozens more categories.

Now if only California didn’t tax so much that productions moved to Vancouver, and if Canada didn’t have a law mandating the worker bees be Canadian for such productions.


37 posted on 07/26/2010 8:52:51 AM PDT by antiRepublicrat
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To: Will88

“....half the nation is very uninterested in their self-indulgences and political opinions.”

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That still leaves the other 50% who are continuously getting their jollies off.


38 posted on 07/26/2010 9:06:34 AM PDT by 353FMG (ISLAM - America's inevitable road to destruction.)
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To: avacado

Well, now that you have posted what I was going to say, I have nothing left to add, except that yes, making a movie creates many jobs, but it won’t create others unless it makes a profit!


39 posted on 07/26/2010 9:14:33 AM PDT by calex59
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To: dead
The reviewer in the NY Post said after seeing The Sorcerer's Apprentice that it was the last straw and Nic Cage should be barred forever from making movies.

He wasn't bad in Kick-Ass and that was one of the best movies of the year. Not boffo boxoffice but it was made for $30 million, did 42 domestic and will probably hit 100 million worldwide.

40 posted on 07/26/2010 9:25:03 AM PDT by Oshkalaboomboom
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To: 353FMG
That still leaves the other 50% who are continuously getting their jollies off.

True, but I don't think there is any doubt that Hollywood celebs have managed to reduce their total audience significantly because of their personal behavior and political pontificating. I know there are several I will no longer watch in movies, or listen to in music because of it. And I'm far from the only one.

41 posted on 07/26/2010 9:38:40 AM PDT by Will88
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To: JohnThune2012

That figure is a disappointment for the movie makers, but I doubt if that amount includes the foreign distribution, and DVD contracts. There is a very unique bookkeeping scheme in figuring P/L in the movies.

There will be no charity fund raisers for any who are involved with that movie.

But, it is great fodder for the Cruise/Diaz bashers.


42 posted on 07/26/2010 9:47:41 AM PDT by burroak
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To: Brett66

I watched the Sorcerer’s yesterday. It was a fun, Summer movie, actually. Too bad, it was released in a week where 8 out of the top 10 were either animation or fantasy movies. That it was released on the same week as Inception doesn’t help either.


43 posted on 07/26/2010 9:48:35 AM PDT by paudio (Be a conscious news consumer: Say NO to Journolist propaganda.)
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To: DallasDeb

Tom Cruise’s acting annoys me. The range of of emotions he displays is small. He is either perplexed and determined to bluff his way through, or he is only perplexed. His persona assumes the audience will accept his opinion of his own coolness, but, personally, when faced with the ridiculous notion of him in the role of a hero or a leader I remember Nicole Kidmanan’s comment when they divorced, “Now I can wear high heels again.”


44 posted on 07/26/2010 10:11:48 AM PDT by PUGACHEV
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To: Non-Sequitur

Still not in the black. Production budget plus half that figure equals break even point at the box office. Anything over that and you’re finally into profit.

“Knight and Day” will eventually see a small profit (it’ll be in a few years and will come from cable, PPV, DVD, downloads, etc.) But no one is going to make “Knight and Day II.”

People really seem to have it in for this movie. I don’t get it. It was harmless watchable fluff. Tom Cruise is funny and should do more comedic stuff.


45 posted on 07/26/2010 10:55:58 AM PDT by Blue Ink
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46 posted on 07/26/2010 11:20:31 AM PDT by Dr. Scarpetta
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To: Blue Ink
People really seem to have it in for this movie. I don’t get it. It was harmless watchable fluff. Tom Cruise is funny and should do more comedic stuff.

Is that a recommendation? If so, I might go to see it when it comes to my local $3.00 theater.

47 posted on 07/26/2010 11:27:56 AM PDT by Dr. Scarpetta
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To: cardinal4
What kind of country are we that we would pay a brain dead bimbo like Diaz 20 Million?

Spoken like a leftist. "The country" did not pay Diaz. The private company who hired her paid her. Who cares what they paid?

48 posted on 07/26/2010 11:35:43 AM PDT by rogue yam
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To: JohnThune2012

Bond?

I don’t think it would work...I mean, him having to carry around a box to stand on every where he goes.


49 posted on 07/26/2010 11:38:31 AM PDT by Lee'sGhost (Johnny Rico picked the wrong girl!)
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To: rogue yam

the 20 million dollars these actors demand assumes the public will pay that much-it is factored into the overhead. I don’t give a dime to these a**holes, so somebody is..


50 posted on 07/26/2010 12:21:10 PM PDT by cardinal4 (Can someone explain what a "Diversity Job" is?)
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