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Tom Cruise Is Killing His Own Movie!

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There is a lot of planning and plotting that goes into making and releasing a movie. Producers and marketers have to consider who will be the best marketable star and when the film will bring in the most money.

Someone over at FOX neglected to check the numbers when deciding to hire Tom Cruise for Knight and Day and someone else picked the WORST time imaginable to release it.

The thing is, according to studies, people don't actually really like Tom. Sure, he's mildly amusing as that Les Grossman guy and yes, back in the day, he was endearing in his tighty whities. But let's get real - ever since he started jumping on couches all crazy-like, people are not down with Suri's dad.

The studio is just realizing this now and is scrambling to adjust their marketing strategy to show less of Cruise's face, hoping that will trick audiences into seeing the flick, despite their dislike of him. (Notice how you can't really see him in the movie poster?)

Good luck with that!

The other issue the studio faces is when the hell to release the film. It's original date was slated for this Friday, but was bumped up to Wednesday, hoping to snag some more $$$ before The Grown-Ups releases, the flick's main competition. But insiders are realizing now that it won't really matter which day they release it, as the flick is sandwiched in-between two box-office heavy hitters: Toy Story 3, which took over $100 million this past weekend and is slated to do about $50 million more this coming weekend and The Twilight Saga: Eclipse, which opens next week.

Do we smell a bomb for Tom? Most likely, which is kind of sad as those of you have seen actually say it is a decent flick, despite Tom's lack of likability.

Tough break!

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83 comments to “Tom Cruise Is Killing His Own Movie!”

  1. 1

    I am actually looking forward to seeing the movie because it looks pretty good, but yes I can imagine that it is probably hard to get people interested. Oh Tom, how you have messed up.

  2. 2

    Like-ability or not he is a good actor.

  3. Fabu says – reply to this


    Perez, are you just making up stuff again? You're saying they don't want people to see Tom's face… you forgot to mention they also don't see Cameron Diaz's face… and I don't know what you're talking about… Tom Cruise is very popular… you might want to take a look back at all his movies before you jack your jaws any more: War of the Worlds, Mission Impossible(s), etc…

  4. 4

    Don't flame Perez for this because it is pretty spot on. I used to like Tom in his 80s and 90s films but he gets on my nerves and creeps me out so much now that about seven years ago I vowed never to go see any of his movies in the theater. His crazy antics are ruining his marketability. Plus this is a terrible time to release the film especially between Toy Story 3 and Eclipse, it doesn't stand a chance.

  5. 5

    I don't think Tom deservves this bad press. So he jumped on a couch? Others are getting DUIs, fooling around with married women/men yet it only increases their marketability? Something is fucked up. I would feel sorry for Tom except that he is SUPER FUCKING RICH so no pity from me!!

  6. 6

    Whatchu talkin' ’bout, Mario?
    Tom Cruise is not disliked.
    Yes, he lost some favor over dismissing Brooke Shields's alleged post-partum depression, and the couch-jumping, and the Matt Lauer "Today Show" interview ("You're glib."). But I think he got over all of that.
    This movie should do okay. But it's true, he's not a young man anymore.

  7. 7

    Tom Cruise & the Scientologists will just buy out all the theatres like they did when the last Mission Impossible movie came out. The movie will do well, yet no one will see it.

  8. 8

    Well Tom has had some hits like MI III since he went all nutso on the couch. Cruise equals quality.

  9. 9

    Yayay cant wait its gonna be good!! neways go check out my music at www.myspace.com/ozonnamusic !! thnx loves you

  10. 10

    He is a First-Class nut-bar who is associated with a 'quack' religion. His STAR dropped a long time ago. I remember being on a street corner on Chicago, waiting for a light to turn green. A group of women (mid-40s, I would say) were discussing him. The consensus was he was crazy, and poor Katie was a pawn in his fame game. It was interesting to over-hear. He is OFFICIALLY Box Office Poison. Oh, well ….

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  12. 12

    Cameron Diaz is entering HAG Terrirtory, a la Julia Roberts ….

  13. @v@ says – reply to this


    According to studies? What studies? Cite the studies, or it's just a slam piece.

  14. 14

    I saw the movie at a pre-screening this past Saturday. Knight and Day was a GREAT movie! Funny, action packed and great chemistry between Cameron and Tom. Love Tom Cruise - thought he was "back" to his prime in this flick! BTW: Give the guy a break - he is human and humans make errors in judgement all the time.

  15. 15

    Would ALL the crazy Scientologists please stop defending him, and get lives ! It is considered a cult in Germany, and you know those Germans don't put up with any crap ! ACTUNG ! Cruise is BOX-OFFICE POISON ! ! It will be his LAST movie - mark my words ……

  16. 16

    Pray for Suri's mental health !

  17. 17


  18. 18

    Your analysis is ridiculous!

    You say notice how you cant see Cruise's face on the poster.


    Notice how in some of the biggest letters I've ever seen on a poster CRUISE???? Yeah, they're really hiding that he's in the movie and trying to trick us!!!

  19. 19

    Ya I'm sure. He's the main star of the movie along side Cameron so I doubt this to be true.

  20. 20

    Actually, Tom is a hit maker and all his movies have made a profit unlike stars like will farrell, who has lost money to the studios.

  21. 21

    The whole couch jumping thing only proved how in love and excited he was about being with Katie. He's 'crazy' about her. It was what, a few seconds of that? Poor guy. If they don't like him its because of his religion. Most people consider it a cult. They helped him overcome his learning disability and taught him to be kind. He's a really good guy because of that. I still don't trust them, lol, but Tom is a really likable person to me.

  22. 22

    Perez, you are such idiot. When anybody writes a piece and doesn't cite anything, it's total BS. You suck up to those you like, and rag on those you don't. Period. The fact is the movie's getting good buzz and it's more than likely going to cross $100,000,000 domestically. The hell do you know about movies? You like Twilight. Sheesh.
    Yeah, the don't show his face on the poster, they just have his name HUGE on the top of the poster. They're totally hiding his face. ??? Please.

  23. 23

    P.S. Any jackass who has any role in a song/video like you were in, has no credibility. Ever.

  24. 24

    I saw the premiere on saturday and I thought it was really good. Funny too.

  25. 25

    A bomb for Tom? A Tom Bomb? Heehee…

  26. litzi says – reply to this


    FOX should release TommyGirl's movie when all the rabid, zealous Scientologists will be available to attend. "Do we smell a bomb for Tom?"…what's he done in the past few years that's been halfway decent??? The guys a wacko.

  27. 27

    This is what happens when people who don't actually have any knowledge of industries they comment on decide they do.

    Um… yeah, sure, the studio is trying to downplay Cruise being in the film, by… um… putting his name in super large font across the top of the poster. If anything, they've done this to compensate for the fact that, stylistically, this poster is emulating 50's pulp noir fiction (that was entirely graphical).

    This site is dribble. I've only just come to read it in the last couple of days (after hearing about it for a while) and it's just absurdly uninformed.

  28. 28

    Isn't Tom rich enough now that he can spend all his time shaking hands & sobbing with absolutely poor African refugees (with camera crews capturing it all of course)?

  29. 29

    I have no respect for Tom. He's a selfish jealous little boy. He's kept Katie away from people who care about her for FIVE years. I'm glad that Josh is a MAN and never lets himself get caught up in talking about what Cruise has done. The most JJ ever says is that he hasn't spoken to her in a long time (so sad), whereas Tom has to manipulate people and events to avoid any encounter. (why is Tom so scared of him?) I hope Tom's crap ass movie bombs.

  30. 30

    thats dumb. i think TC is a nutbag and all but i know at the end of the day the guy is a good actor and i forgot that until i actually saw his dumbass in the preview. i will be seeing this on opening day.

  31. 31

    I am SO SICK Of seeing all the promos for this movie. I like Tom as an actor sure but ehh I can take him or leave him.. But IM SICK of all the promo shit.

  32. 32

    and THANK YOU Perez for not being afraid to tell the truth(we know it hurts sometimes). GossipCop tried to say that the story about Tom going nuts to keep Josh away from Katie was not true. When interviewed by Graham Norton and asked about Katie, Josh simply stated that he did not see Katie at the awards…However, Chris Rock, who was also on the show layed out a bit more detail about Tom Cruise's takeover of the event. Tom Cruise=Poor little man.

  33. 33

    You look like Tom's type Pinksugar.

  34. 34

    I can't wait to see this movie, my husband and I are both excited. It looks funny and action packed, it's a perfect summer movie :D

  35. 35

    I haven't like Tom in a movie since Minority Report. He has become way too much Tom Cruise and less the characters he is supposed to portray. I simply cannot believe him in the movies he makes. Other than that Les guy, when I see a Cruise film I see Tom in the movie - not the character and thus cannot become immersed in the story.
    I believed this came about when he became his own PR nightmare after his divorce from Nicole and began letting the world in on his very weird lifestyle and beliefs. We no longer take him seriously.

  36. 36

    Re: Be-Atch – You're an odd duck, aren't you? He's not out there getting stoned, getting arrested, abusing his wife or cheating on her (that we know of of course) yet he's box office poison? He's a fantastic actor. Who gives a flying fuck what religion he is or if he jumps on couches or not? He entertains.

  37. 37

    Here's a good reason not to go see his movie:
    The more money Tom Cruise makes, the more money is flowing into the coffers of a manipulative, exploitative cult!.
    Every dollar he makes, is another available dollar for the Church of Scientology to hire PI's to trail around and harrass, critics and ex-members - it's another dollar they can spend mounting law suits (which they don't care if they win or not) to bury their opponents in legal paperwork. It's another dollar they can use to beef up security at their various "RPF's" (rehabilitation project force), which are virtually prison camps for "troublesome" Scientologists. It's another dollar they can use to fill the air-waves, and cyberspace with nauseating propeganda to cover up their wrong-doings and malign critics. It's another dollar that will be used to keep their leader, David Miscaviage in the lap of luxury all while escaping the authorities.

  38. rev3 says – reply to this


    cruise movies rake in 100's of millions of dollars from overseas…
    the world is bigger than america…
    he is still very popular internationally
    for 24 years he has never had a flop (domestic+international grosses)!
    it is truly remarkable…
    and i don't care for him one bit…still you can't deny the numbers

  39. 39

    I dont agree, I want to see this film and I like Tom in movies. What he does outside of acting is another matter. But I will see this film and it will make a ton of money.

  40. 40

    I can't remember a Tom Cruise movie I didn't like, and for that matter that I haven't seen at least twice. He's a very good actor, who's success is well deserved and from everything I've read he's a pretty decent person too.

    Team TomKat.

    Perez, you are an idiot who has no idea what he is talking about most of the time, aren't your talentless 15 minutes up yet?

  41. 41

    Until I find out the truth about why he dumped Nicole Kidman I wouldn't go see any of his movies even if someone paid me. No-one dumps their pregnant wife on their 10th wedding anniversary without something real fishy going on…………………..

  42. 42

    Reading this article it becomes very clear what a low IQ Mario has. Anyone with an ounce of intelligence sees right through his garbage.

  43. 43

    Scientology kills!
    Remember Lisa McPherson

  44. 44

    Re: Average Jane – If you don't like what Perez thinks then what are you doing here? You are supporting his "15 minutes". I like him because I don't know of any other site where I can find hearts scribbled on all of the sexy men (…and thanks Perez for not being shy where those hearts are sometimes placed ;-)
    Tom is a small minded coo coo …unfortunately the film probably will do well internationally, but even Fox decided not to do a US premier because Tom is so disliked here (and I lusted after him back in the Risky Business, Top Gun years…he must have knocked his head at some point)

  45. 45

    Liked him once, cant watch him now. Something…something…makes my skin crawl….

  46. 46

    you are the worst. I went to the early showing on Saturday and it is such a great movie. It is fun, cute and has action. The movie will not have to compete with TWILIGHT and TOY STORY 3 you dumbfuck, think about the audience. Wow you are as stupid as you are ugly…

  47. 47

    Who writes this crap. Isn't perez in jail yet. Or must be blowing travis again. . What a fat idiot this perez is. He gives gays a bad name

  48. 48

    Anyone consider that Tom is a hermaphrodite???? I'll leave it at that.
    BTW used to love him in movies, now he just urks me with his snotty attitude and the way he carries on.

  49. 49

    I'll bookmark this, because this movie will make bank. You said the same thing about AVATAR and what happened?

  50. 50

    This was a comment that JJ made on a radio show 18 months into the Katie abduction…It's been another 3.5 years since. JJ: "Well, you know, as easy as it is to make jokes about this, at the center of it is a woman that was once a very close friend of mine, so it's difficult for me to find the humor in this." …pure class…He and Diane are lucky to have each other. :-)
    Tom is creepy and controlling (bad career move, Cameron)

  51. luvu2 says – reply to this


    Wow Perez I actually enjoyed reading this post : ) It's been a while that I've been able to say that. No obvious spelling mistakes, grammar wasn't horrible,opinion was very clearly stated…. I actually read the whole thing. Whoo! Good job. Keep it up.

  52. 52

    Tom Cruise is a crazy maroon! If you don't realize that he lost quite a bit of popularity after all that scientology garbage you've been hiding under a rock. All sorts of woman loved him, then they realized he speaks the tology speak and talked shit about post-partum depression (again, how dumb can you be, you're a MAN for goodness sakes) and he turned off a huge part of his fan base. That couch crap was just silly, the rest just proved he doesnt have a brain! Some people will believe anything! A religion establised by a lying science fiction writer, cop a clue folks!

  53. 53

    Uhm…his name is printed bigger than the title of the movie. Odd way to hide the fact that he is in it.

  54. 54

    Wow. You can really tell that Perez didn't write this one. Good post, I liked it.

  55. 55

    Tom Cruise is an icon Perez. A multi-billion dollar #l actor who has entertained us for decades not only in America but around the world. He is a hard worker and gives l30% . He is good husband, father and son.

  56. 56

    This movie is going to be a major hit. It's a given. The reviews are already great on it. It looks fantastic. Tom can put out great movies, and when he's on, he's on. This is going to be one of those. You go, Tom.

  57. 57

    Re: check the facts you twits – Tom Cruise is Bat-Shit Crazee…He controls his wife, and others around him. He can't handle any criticism of his Cult Religion, that 'healed' his learning dis-ability ! Give me a Break ! BOX OFFICE POISON. His career is SO in the crapper !

  58. 58

    Too bad Xenu! As long he is in the Cult of Scientology, people won't pay to see his movies, and know their money is going to fund that cult.

  59. 59

    You'd write ANYthing to try to cut him down. He's very good! and charming, funny and marketable. He's got a great body of work and this is just another fun ride - and why not? Also, the movie stands on its own merits - since when does is a movie's entertainment "worth" determined by which movies it opens against i.e. which one makes more that opening day/weekend? I know people now DO that but think about it - marketing-wise, Gone With The Wind would "bomb" against the highly advertised Toy Story franchise, but would rule in the end, if that's what it came down to. Look at all those indie and little-known films that are lauded and win Oscars and so on. I'm sure Knight And Day will be fun! and it's always incredible to realize he's doing his own stunts.

  60. 60

    Re: Average Jane – RIGHT ON

  61. 61

    Re: AuntJulie – I'm sorry…but did you just imply that there is a possibility that Night and Day could compare to Gone With The Wind(or any other classic)? This proves to the rest of us just how mentally defective current Tom Cruise fans are(he lost me at Xenu).
    As for you Team TomKat morons, I'll just stick to Team Katie, because I really hope that she finds her way out of there.

  62. 62

    I wet to see SATC 2, it was packed with women (opening night.) The audience was reacting to all of the preview promos before the movie (gasps, laughing, etc.) —but when the ad for "Knight and Day" came on- SILENCE. I don't like Tom Cruise and will never give him one red cent, and a lot of other people agree.

  63. 63

    Re: Fabu – Yes, those are big movies of his. Those are also movies that came out years ago. He has lost a lot of popularity in recent years. I know a lot of people that loved Tom back in the 80s and 90s and now they pretty much won't see anything that has him in it.

  64. 64

    Saw it and I have not been a Tom fan for a long time now but this movie actually brought back some of his original endearing qualities. This was the best I've seen him since Jerry Maguire. Movies in my town are only $3.50 for a matinee so it was worth it for me but if you have to spend $9-$12 per person, I'd wait and netflix it.

  65. 65

    Re: My black circumcised baby! – Brilliant comment, so true!

  66. 66

    The day he filed for divorce from Nicole Kidman, minutes before the ten-year marriage thing in California kicked in, was the day I began to intensely dislike his Scientological-self.

  67. 67

    Re: beastly – What a non-article Perez! Yes, they covered his face so the poster " tricks people into seeing it" yet it sayz CRUISE in massive letters across the top of poster. And yes, they wanted to squeeze it in between other movies so it can get an extra two days of dollars!?!

    Honestly you are an idiot……. You think the same people that will watch KNIGHT & DAY are the same audience that will Watch Toy Story 3??? Kids and their parents will see Toy Story 3 and most of them saw it last weekend!
    Tweens will go see Twlight, but believe it or not, many hate twlight, considering they were terrible movies… i think u will find a combination of Cruise & Diaz and a market for those not under 10 (toy story) and those over 17, will see this….

  68. 68

    I saw the movie last Friday at a sneak peek and it was actually really good. Tom has annoyed me a little in the past, but he did a great job, and his character was very likeable. I'd recommend seeing it.

  69. 69

    I saw this movie Friday night, it was a sneak preview and I loved it!! I'm not a big Tom Cruise fan but I thought him and Cameron did a great job. Everyone should give it a chance, it was funny!!

  70. 70

    i'm just glad ppl finally got on board with the whole Tom Cruise sucks thing…i've never liked him, always thought he was ugly what with the busted nose, snaggle teeth and one eyebrown plus he's arrogant and has no depth as an actor, he just wants to be an action star/lover boy.

    the only movie he ever made that didn't suck was Top Gun. i wouldn't go see one of his movies these day if you paid my ass. he blows and everything he touches is poison.

  71. 71

    well maybs they shudent hve written his name in huge ass bold font that takes up a third of it lmao.

    this movies gonna b a flop, thereslike what? 4 new fucking stupid OH MY GHOSH MY HUSBANDS A SPY? movies out, and theres already beena bout agillion.

    indie film directiors make like masterpieces and theese fucking stupid assholes just make the same generic shit over and over again adn its awful.

    so dumb……

  72. 72

    Re: Fabu – The movies you mention are before the couch-jumping incident. The fact remains that his bankability has suffered. He has become a caricature of his former self.

  73. 73

    All that BULLSHIT because the man jumped on a couch!!!?? Give me a break you f?%$%?/ idiot! The only thing you're trying to do is to make people hate him. Why don't you just give us the facts instead of trying to ignite hate. Good God you are soooo childish!

  74. 74

    Grow up Perez!
    Get over your tacky feuds with a few stars!

  75. 75

    it looks like a good movie, I'll be watching and I think this is bullshit, I'm not his biggest fan but he makes decent movies.

  76. 76

    poor Tom, I am sure there are many actors alot stranger than tom cruise, but they are smart enough to keep their mouths shut. I love tom cruise movies and am looking forward to seeing it. and I could care less about those stupid twilight movies, I find them really boring, but I am a grown up not a teenager and if I want some real vampire love I tune into true blood and get me some Eric!!!lol

  77. trix says – reply to this


    Tom has improved his behavior a lot during the last couple of years. He stopped preaching the alien gospel and just seems to have lightened up. He is magic on the screen…and still the best action actor out there. So eff you perez. You're an idiot most of the time but you have a good blog.

  78. 78

    I'll probably wait till it comes out on video and there is nothing else to see. I like Cameron but I'm not crazy about Tom.

  79. 79

    It's a double-whammy. Who wants to see that fugly joker-face Cameron Diaz? NOBODY. Between that hag & crazy Tom, the movie will flop big-time.

  80. @v@ says – reply to this


    Re: Ghotbi54 – Even fishier is how gagged Kidman has been.

  81. @v@ says – reply to this


    Re: beastly – Two sides to every story. She can be a REAL piece of work.

  82. Ammie says – reply to this


    I don't know about anyone else, but I've been waiting for this movie to come out. I can't wait to see it.

  83. @v@ says – reply to this


    Re: trix – No, Matt Damon has inherited that crown. Daniel Craig ain't bad, either. Cruise still has it.