The Many Films Of Tom Cruise – A Little Look At Star Power!

Love him or hate him Tom Cruise is one bankable box office star whose currently experiencing a bit of a box office renaissance with the stunning performance of MISSION IMPOSSIBLE GHOST PROTOCOL. Since 1981 the meteoric rise of Tom Cruise to Hollywoods leading man of the late 80’s and 90’s is something of legend and as you go down the stats below (my thanks to numbers.com, box office mojo & rentrak) bear in mind that in his 30+ years in the industry he has brought over $7.4bn to the world wide box office, can pretty much guarantee a minimum $200m gross on any film you put him in and a $20m opening weekend, on average, as well. These are figures that not many stars can boast about.

His strongest genre is the action genre, with thanks to that massively successful MISSION IMPOSSIBLE franchise, followed by Science Fiction and thrillers. His weakest genre is Drama. Cruises highest grossing film ever is WAR OF THE WORLDS and his lowest grossing film with his name as the headliner is LIONS FOR LAMBS.

Check out the films and genre performances below.

Movie Name 1st weekend US Gross Worldwide Gross
Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol  $          12,785,204  $      186,747,000  $         500,000,000
Knight and Day  $          20,139,985  $        76,423,035  $         262,142,047
Valkyrie  $          21,027,007  $        83,077,762  $         198,686,789
Tropic Thunder  $          25,812,796  $      110,461,307  $         188,163,455
Lions for Lambs  $            6,702,434  $        14,998,070  $          63,211,088
Mission: Impossible III  $          47,743,273  $      133,501,348  $         397,501,348
The War of the Worlds  $          64,878,725  $      234,280,354  $         591,745,532
Collateral  $          24,701,458  $      100,170,152  $         217,670,152
The Last Samurai  $          24,271,354  $      111,110,575  $         456,810,575
Austin Powers in Goldmember  $          73,071,188  $      213,117,789  $         292,738,626
Minority Report  $          35,677,125  $      132,024,714  $         358,824,714
Space Station  $               439,488  $        84,738,225  $         118,020,351
Vanilla Sky  $          25,015,518  $      100,614,858  $         202,726,605
Mission: Impossible 2  $          57,845,297  $      215,409,889  $         546,209,889
Magnolia  $               193,604  $        22,450,975  $          48,446,802
Eyes Wide Shut  $          21,706,163  $        55,691,208  $          86,257,553
Jerry Maguire  $          17,084,296  $      153,952,592  $         274,000,000
Mission: Impossible  $          45,436,830  $      180,981,886  $         457,697,994
Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles  $          36,389,705  $      105,264,608  $         223,564,608
The Firm  $          32,476,785  $      158,340,892  $         270,340,892
A Few Good Men  $          15,517,468  $      141,340,178  $         236,500,000
Far and Away  $          12,948,940  $        58,883,840  $          58,883,840
Days of Thunder  $          15,490,445  $        82,670,733  $         157,670,733
Born on the Fourth of July  $               172,021  $        70,001,698  $          70,001,698
Rain Man  $            7,005,719  $      172,825,435  $         412,800,000
Young Guns  $            7,011,393  $        44,726,644  $          44,726,644
Cocktail  $          11,789,466  $        78,222,753  $          78,222,753
The Color of Money  $            6,357,877  $        52,293,000  $          52,293,000
Top Gun  $            8,193,052  $      176,786,701  $         353,786,701
Legend  $            4,261,154  $        15,502,112  $          15,502,112
All the Right Moves  $            1,625,486  $        17,200,000  $          17,200,000
Risky Business  $            4,275,327  $        63,541,777  $          63,541,777
Losin’ It  $         1,246,141  $            1,246,141
The Outsiders  $            5,068,165  $        25,697,647  $          25,697,647
Taps  $                93,005  $        35,856,053  $          35,856,053
Endless Love  $            4,162,921  $        33,000,000  $          33,000,000
Totals  $        697,370,674  $   3,543,151,951  $     7,411,688,119
Averages  $        19,924,876  $     98,420,888  $      205,880,226
Genre 1st weekend US Gross Worldwide Gross No Titles % Titles Avg O/W Avg US Avg WW
Drama  $    79,509,670  $     666,090,470  $  1,082,385,627 12 33%  $    6,625,806  $    55,507,539  $    90,198,802
Action  $  274,593,958  $  1,340,382,525  $  3,535,370,645 10 28%  $  27,459,396  $  134,038,253  $  353,537,065
Thriller  $  115,428,881  $     538,620,192  $  1,009,455,386 5 14%  $  23,085,776  $  107,724,038  $  201,891,077
Comedy  $  121,869,093  $     558,273,465  $     835,643,858 5 14%  $  24,373,819  $  111,654,693  $  167,128,772
Sci Fi  $  104,817,004  $     381,807,180  $     966,072,358 3 8%  $  34,939,001  $  127,269,060  $  322,024,119
Horror  $    36,389,705  $     105,264,608  $     223,564,608 1 3%  $  36,389,705  $  105,264,608  $  223,564,608