Edge of Tomorrow Crosses $100 Million at the Domestic Box Office
by Justin Cook
Edge of Tomorrow may not have been the box office smash Warner Bros. Pictures was hoping for, but this past weekend the Tom Cruise action flick managed to cross $100 million at the domestic box office.
This is a major milestone for the film, which made less than $29 million in it’s opening weekend back in June. It also marks a major achievement in the career of Tom Cruise.
Tomorrow is Tom Cruise’s first movie in nine years outside of the Mission Impossible franchise to reach $100 million at the domestic box office.
A movie like 2008’s Tropic Thunder, which made $110 million at the box office, doesn’t qualify, as it did not feature Tom Cruise in a starring role. In that film Cruise played supporting character Les Grossman.
The news of this accomplishment for Cruise comes as a surprise, especially considering that many of his films came very close to the mark, specifically Jack Reacher, which made over $80 million, Oblivion, which made close to $90 million, and Valkyrie, which made over $83 million.
Cruise’s last movie to reach the mark was back in 2005 with Steven Spielberg’s War of the Worlds.
Edge of Tomorrow also starred Emily Blunt, Bill Paxton, and Brendan Gleeson, and it was directed by Doug Liman.
The movie officially hit the mark on August 28, 2014, which proves that the movie had a lot of staying power at the box office considering that it was released back in June. This means that audiences slowly rolled out to go see the movie instead of rushing out to see it during its first week of release.
Many were rooting for the film to be successful, as it seems those who did go to see Edge of Tomorrow ended up enjoying it very much. Some critics have even called it the best film of the summer.