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Old 05-07-2006, 08:47 PM   #31
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The only thing preventing me from seeing this is knowing 25% of the film's gross will go to Cruise because he produces it, and that will go the Scientology, it's been reported, I'm not just pulling it out of my ass.

if it comes to the dollar theater, I'll see it because I'm Ving Rhames's bitch.
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Old 05-07-2006, 10:07 PM   #32
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This is a very weird thread.

well... go to the TomKat thread....


now THAT's wierd.... only people that HATE Tom Cruise post almost everyday and it's aready in page 20, 2nd thread...



(yeah... I go there too everyday )
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Well, I lead a fairly pop-culture-ful life ... I think I get my fill of TomKat without having to venture into that thread.
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You guys are right. We'll steer this one back on topic. And I apologize for my part in getting it off track.
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back on track... I really want to see this movie now. Everyone says is really great...
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'M:I3' fails to meet box office forecast.

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Fewer people chose to accept Tom Cruise's latest mission, a possible sign that the odd behavior of Hollywood's biggest star may have taken a toll on his box-office charm.

Paramount's "Mission: Impossible III" debuted with $48.025 million, a solid opening yet well below industry expectations and almost $10 million lower than the franchise's previous installment, according to studio estimates Sunday.
maybe they can blame Bush for that. People are saving their money to buy gas, not something frivoulous and entertaining like a movie, which may cost $5.00 in gas just in travelling expenses
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Old 05-08-2006, 05:48 AM   #37
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I think it was better than the first two; what do you guys think
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I didn't think it was better than the first two, but that's just my opinion I do think gas prices are affecting movies, also May is a big month for graduations and weddings. And I don't hate Tom Cruise, just because I post in that other thread doesn't mean I hate him

It's a very entertaining film, it's weird to me when 48 million is considered disappointing. I do think the media is looking for anything to take digs at Tom Cruise, obviously he brought that on himself to a large extent.
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It's even more disappointing when you examine the actual number of tickets sold. M:I2 made $10 million more it's opening weekend six years ago and we all know how much movie tickets have gone up since then. So $48 million sounds even less impressive when you factor that in.
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I wonder how much staying power it will have with soooo many huge movies coming out like Davinci Code and X-men 3?
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typical second weekend is about 53% drop off
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By Steve Gorman

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - In a rare public show of support for a beleaguered star, some of Hollywood's top executives rallied to Tom Cruise's side on Wednesday as a new poll suggested his odd behavior in recent months may have cost him millions of dollars at the box office.

Among the movie industry heavyweights offering personal testimonials to his talent and bankability were Universal Studios President Ron Meyer, veteran producer Jerry Bruckheimer and Paramount Pictures Chairman Brad Grey, whose company released Cruise's latest film, "Mission: Impossible III."

"Tom Cruise is one of the most important stars ever in the motion picture business," Ron Meyer, a close friend and former agent, told Reuters. "I don't know anybody who has had the consistent success rate that Tom has. And nobody should be counting him out."

Added Gray: "He is clearly, on a profit basis as well as a creative basis, one of the biggest stars in the world."

Days after "Mission: Impossible III" opened to lower-than-expected domestic ticket sales, a USA Today/Gallup poll showed Cruise's star power in the eyes of the public has dimmed considerably.

In the poll of 1,013 adults conducted during the film's first weekend in theaters, 35 percent registered a favorable opinion of Cruise, to 51 percent with an unfavorable opinion.

That's a major turnaround from last year, when Cruise's previous film, "War of the Worlds," opened and his poll ratings were 58 percent favorable and 31 percent unfavorable.

USA Today reported that Cruise's popularity decline with women was also sharp, slipping from a 56 percent favorable rating in 2005 to 35 percent now.

The poll sparked an unusual public outpouring of solidarity from Cruise's friends in high places, who insisted his status and popularity were undiminished. And they disputed the notion that his latest film was a commercial disappointment.

SUCCESS OR DISAPPOINTMENT?

"Mission: Impossible III" grossed $47.7 million in its first three days at the North American box office, well short of the $60 million to $70 million expected by industry watchers despite generally warm reviews and an extra-wide opening in more than 4,000 theaters.

Supporters pointed to the additional $70 million in overseas receipts it generated in its first weekend.

"If you do $118 million in a three-day period around the world, you're to be congratulated," Gray said. "When the summer is over, you will see that audiences will have come out to see Tom and they'll be praising the picture and praising the work he's done."

"It's the biggest non-holiday opening for a Tom Cruise movie ever," added longtime producing partner Paula Wagner.

Some experts have said the movie suffered from overexposure of Cruise, 43, in the media during three weeks of publicity, premieres and stories about him, his fiancée, actress Katie Holmes, and their newborn daughter, Suri.

"The media overexposes him, and then turns around and asks the question: 'Is he overexposed?', which is kind of ironic," Cruise spokesman Arnold Robinson told Reuters.

USA Today said that many of its survey's respondents cited Cruise's behavior during the past year, including his blunt criticism of psychiatry and actress Brooke Shield's treatment for postpartum depression, for their poor impression of him.

"As a woman who has dealt with postpartum depression and has taken antidepressants in the past, I have no desire to line Mr. Cruise's pockets with any of my hard-earned cash," Fiona Sutten, 34, of Virginia Beach, Virginia, told the newspaper.

Cruise also became the butt of countless jokes for his manic, couch-hopping appearance on "The Oprah Winfrey Show" last May to declare his love for Holmes.

Bruckheimer, a producer of Cruise movies "Top Gun" and "Days of Thunder," called the three-time Oscar nominee "a very passionate guy."

"Tom's really a good guy ... and the press and public can turn on people for God knows what reason. But I know what he really is -- a warm-hearted, terrific individual," Bruckheimer said. "And he's a wonderful actor.

But one associate who spoke on condition of anonymity said Cruise may have been too freewheeling with his off-screen image while promoting "War of the Worlds" in the midst of his high-profile courtship of Holmes last year.
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Might see it this weekend, I saw the trailor and (IMO one of the most important things about movies like these) the villain intrigues me.
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I've never seen either the first or the second ..

So I have no interest in the third.

The only Cruise movies I like are Magnolia, Vanilla Sky & Eyes Wide Shut. I never cared for the guy and this was way before knowing he was a loon or scientologist. I'm just naturally not attracted to huge, hyped up blockbusters and the usual stars. This also includes De Niro, Clooney, Hanks and Pitt etc... or Spielberg

However, I do admit to having a slight interest in the Da Vinci code cause Audrey Tautou is in it.
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maybe I should have posted this here instead of the TomKat thread

Tom's Less of a Top Gun
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