June 25th, 2010
04:24 PM ET
Should Tom Cruise be worried?
There are rumors floating around that if his action film “Knight & Day” doesn’t ensure Paramount that Cruise is a bankable action star, his role in the studio's “Mission Impossible 4” could be in jeopardy.
The movie, also starring Cameron Diaz, just opened on Wednesday and so far his box office sales don't meet the definition of blockbuster.
Cruise’s feature earned only $3.8 million when it opened Variety reports, although Fox said the total is just fine for an adult action movie that opened midweek. The studio is banking on word of mouth and sneak previews to fill theaters this weekend.
But according to Fandango.com, “Grown Ups” is already outperforming Cruise’s adult caper in ticket sales (although neither of those films have attracted nearly as much interest as “Eclipse,” or for that matter, “Toy Story 3”).
“Knight” represented only 5 percent of the online retailer’s ticket sales midday Friday, while tickets for “Grown Ups” represented 12 percent of Fandango’s sales.
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