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2006-05-10 19:02:06

By Steve Gorman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Powerful Hollywood friends of Tom Cruise rallied to his defense on Wednesday as a new poll suggested the actor's odd behavior in recent months may have cost him millions of dollars at the box office. Days after his latest movie, "Mission: Impossible III," opened to lower-than-expected domestic ticket sales, a USA Today/Gallup poll showed Cruise's star power has dimmed considerably during the past year in the eyes of the public. In the survey...

2006-05-10 18:28:49

By Steve Gorman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Powerful Hollywood friends of Tom Cruise rallied to his defense on Wednesday as a new poll suggested the actor's odd behavior in recent months may have cost him millions of dollars at the box office. Days after his latest movie, "Mission: Impossible III," opened to lower-than-expected domestic ticket sales, a USA Today/Gallup poll showed Cruise's star power has dimmed considerably during the past year in the eyes of the public. In the poll of...

2006-05-10 15:52:56

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Days after Tom Cruise's movie, "Mission: Impossible III," opened to lackluster ticket sales, a new opinion poll may explain why -- the actor's star power has dimmed considerably in the eyes of the public. According to a USA Today/Gallup poll published on Wednesday, just 35 percent of adults surveyed over the weekend, when the film debuted in theaters, said they had a favorable opinion of Cruise. Fifty-one percent had an unfavorable opinion. That's a major...

2006-05-07 23:44:14

LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - After a middling $48 million bow in North America, "Mission: Impossible III" bowed robustly overseas with estimated weekend sales of $70.3 million from 57 territories. The Tom Cruise thriller did particularly well in South Korea ($10.6 million vs. $2 million for "Mission 2"), the U.K. ($10.1 million vs $6.8 million), France ($6 million for both) and Mexico ($3 million vs $2.5 million). But it tanked in Germany, even by star Cruise's traditionally...

2006-05-07 18:31:41

By Dean Goodman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - "Mission: Impossible III," the first big action film of the summer, opened disappointingly at the weekend box office in North American, despite a whirlwind publicity tour by its pricey star, Tom Cruise. The spy thriller sold $48 million worth of tickets in its first three days in theaters across the United States and Canada, distributor Paramount Pictures said on Sunday. The Viacom Inc.-owned studio said the figure was within its expectations...

2006-05-07 12:46:26

By Dean Goodman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - "Mission: Impossible III," the first big action film of the summer, opened disappointingly at the weekend box office in North American, despite a whirlwind publicity tour by its pricey star, Tom Cruise. The spy thriller sold $48 million worth of tickets in its first three days in theaters across the United States and Canada, distributor Paramount Pictures said on Sunday. The Viacom Inc.-owned studio said the figure was within its expectations...

2006-05-04 19:29:26

By Brian Fuson LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - "Mission: Impossible III," the third installment of Paramount's highest-grossing franchise, will get an early start to the weekend by opening across North America at midnight Thursday. The Tom Cruise thriller will be in an ultrawide 4,054 theaters, and it goes without saying that it will be the top-grossing film this weekend. There has been much speculation as to how "M:I-3" will do at the box office because of Cruise's recent...

2006-05-03 17:20:00

By Christine Kearney NEW YORK -- Tom Cruise led New York media and fans on a wild goose chase around the city on Wednesday as he performed stunts designed to publicize his new spy movie "Mission: Impossible III." In keeping with the theme of the movie, his agents kept his exact whereabouts a secret so the city was littered with packs of photographers, camera crews and reporters wondering if they were in the right place at the right time. At least one of his dates with admirers was relatively...

2006-05-01 07:45:48

By Bob Tourtellotte LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - When widely hyped action flick "Mission: Impossible III" opens in the United States on Friday, Hollywood will be looking for clues to a billion-dollar question: Is Tom Cruise still one of cinema's biggest draws? If so, Cruise might earn a new nickname, "Teflon Tom," for his seemingly innate ability to bounce back from bad or eyebrow-raising publicity about his involvement with Scientology, romance with actress Katie Holmes, preparations...

2006-05-01 07:45:00

By Bob Tourtellotte LOS ANGELES -- When widely hyped action flick "Mission: Impossible III" opens in the United States on Friday, Hollywood will be looking for clues to a billion-dollar question: Is Tom Cruise still one of cinema's biggest draws? If so, Cruise might earn a new nickname, "Teflon Tom," for his seemingly innate ability to bounce back from bad or eyebrow-raising publicity about his involvement with Scientology, romance with actress Katie Holmes, preparations for fatherhood and...


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