Skip to comments."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 !!!
That money did create jobs.
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?
Nothing better to do today?
117 million calms could also buy a lot of mules and 40 acre lots.
Time for a bailout.
Wonder what they paid Diaz for Seth Rogen's 'Green Hornet' flick, which looks horrible...
why does Tom Cruise think he’s our modern day James Bond?
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.
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.
Maybe ever since Tom Cruise danced on Oprah’s couch, he let us all down and lost half of his box office fans?
Hollywood wasting that money is a good thing. If they overspend making “action thrillers,” they have less to spend making “thoughtful” advocacy films.
Maybe America isn’t all that excited about watching a couple of homosexuals pretending to have sex?
Pray for America
What kind of country are we that we would pay a brain dead bimbo like Diaz 20 Million?
Yakov Smirnoff..."What a country!!!" ;)
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.
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..
“could of” ???
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!
Looks like The Sorcerer’s Apprentice is going to be one of the worst bombs of the year.
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.
As well it should be, from what I've heard.
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!
Actually I would of paid $10.00 to see Tickle Me Elmo or Sponge Bob Square pants to play the lead role!
>>> 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.
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!*
Must have lousy marketing on this pic—I’ve never even heard of it.
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.
With the 0bama Depression, spending a bundle on movie [high priced] tickets is an extreme luxury - even if you still have a job.
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.
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.
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.
Profit or loss for a film is whatever the studio says it is, regardless of reality.
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.
“....half the nation is very uninterested in their self-indulgences and political opinions.”
That still leaves the other 50% who are continuously getting their jollies off.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
Is that a recommendation? If so, I might go to see it when it comes to my local $3.00 theater.
Spoken like a leftist. "The country" did not pay Diaz. The private company who hired her paid her. Who cares what they paid?
I don’t think it would work...I mean, him having to carry around a box to stand on every where he goes.
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..
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