June 25th, 2010
04:24 PM ET

‘Grown Ups’ outselling ‘Knight & Day’

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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  1. Anne McNeff

    Tom Cruise is so "over".....Pack it in.....you are approaching 50........get real...Movie goers don't want to see you racing around on a Harley...much less trying to be glib......remember that word???

    July 1, 2010 at 6:52 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Nick

    Saw Knight and Day yesterday and we thought it was better than than the last 2 Mission Impossible flicks. Haven't see Grownups yet so I can't say anything about it, but I can say that we enjoyed Knight and Day better than we expected to.

    June 28, 2010 at 10:30 am | Report abuse |
  3. j in vancouver

    it is amazing how many paid hacks post here!!!!!
    the movie is sh!t
    cruise is a moron

    June 28, 2010 at 1:44 am | Report abuse |
  4. Jim

    I still like Tom Cruise, on screen at least http://bit.ly/WatchKandD

    June 27, 2010 at 6:14 pm | Report abuse |
  5. mejazzbo

    I just saw both movies. The best value for your entertainment dollar is KNIGHT & DAY. More laughs in K&D than GROWN UPS. Some amazing big screen action too. I really thought GU would be funnier with all those comics. NOT!

    June 27, 2010 at 4:14 pm | Report abuse |
    • Guest

      I haven't seen Night and Day, probably will see it, but i went and saw Grown Ups and it was ok, I liked it, i was expecting to LMAO but it didn't happen....I liked it thou..

      June 27, 2010 at 7:15 pm | Report abuse |
  6. jiggaman

    Everyone is tired of that maniac that belongs to a cult and has kidnapped Katie Holmes.

    June 26, 2010 at 5:30 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Aretak

    Every article I have read about "Knight and Day's" returns on Wed say the same thing...it is a flop...it is not doing as expected...seems everyone just wants Tom Cruise to fail...I am not the biggest fan of Tom Cruise...but why not wait a few weeks before calling the film a failure? The film will probably not make 200-300 million, but from what I have heard from people it is a good film. I would hold judgement before writing it off.

    June 26, 2010 at 11:32 am | Report abuse |
  8. Betsy

    I saw it, ansd was embarassed for both of them...

    June 26, 2010 at 11:13 am | Report abuse |
  9. Dino

    I'm not a hack plant and I loved "Knight and Day", too. And I usually don't like action films. This one had great dialogue, though. Felt like an old Grant/Hepburn movie with explosions...actually a satisfying combo.

    June 26, 2010 at 10:45 am | Report abuse |
  10. HA!

    I love these hack plants from India and elsewhere trying to build buzz about this crap-fest. Obviously paid for by the studio!
    First off kids, next time stick to the script! Just type out verbatim what the Hacks sends you. That way, it just MIGHT be more believable

    June 26, 2010 at 1:51 am | Report abuse |
  11. Rina

    Just saw Knight and day with my husband today. It was a good popcorn movie and we had lots of laugh. Not too realistic, I thought, but that's not what I expect from a hollywood action movie anyways.

    June 26, 2010 at 1:11 am | Report abuse |
  12. Calvin

    I was under the Impression it wasn't going to be shown in the theater till the 28th of June...One trailer showed that date. I wonder if people don't even realize that! I don't think it's because the movies doesn't have appeal, we need quality movies this summer that deliver, not try to make statements. We need a an escape from reality and what better than this incredible action filled, witty story and two great hollywood icons filling the screen with chemistry!!!

    June 25, 2010 at 9:05 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Sean

    I can't wait to see DAY AND KNIGHT. It may not top Toy Story 3, but It'll still be a hot summer flick!

    June 25, 2010 at 7:55 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Dasha

    Just saw Knight and Day. Loved it. Good action and dialog, great locations, and Tom and Diaz look hot together. Will see it again with friends.

    June 25, 2010 at 5:15 pm | Report abuse |
    • SoFlaDude

      Thanks for the NICE REVIEW Dasha. I plan to see it tonight. It looks very good! Glad you commented on all you did! Cheers! -Glenn

      June 26, 2010 at 7:08 pm | Report abuse |

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