For the first time in nine years, Tom Cruise has his first $100 million movie that didn’t have the words Mission Impossible in the title. Edge of Tomorrow just went over the $100 million mark earlier today and has, specifically, earned $100.2 million -- giving the superstar actor his first non-franchise hit in almost a decade.
Edge of Tomorrow has had an interesting journey to this mark.
When the film first debuted in theaters it was hailed as a sci-fi instant classic by critics (check out our Edge of Tomorrow review), but audiences were lukewarm. It was clobbered by The Fault in Our Stars, which debuted at number one over Cruise’s latest flick.
But, with great word of mouth and a steady flow of interest, Cruise’s Doug Liman-directed flick has slowly but surely crossed the $100 million line while Cruise currently films his next pic (ironically Mission Impossible 5).
He should take a moment to celebrate his first $100 million movie that didn’t have MI in the title in years!
The Edge of Tomorrow DVD lands October 7.
In case you’re wondering, that last flick that gave Cruise over $100 million in non-Mission Impossible box office bang can be seen when you watch War of the Worlds online.