Checkout The Box Office Success Of Every Movies By Tom Cruise Starting With The Least

An action movie sequel is often a box office guarantee. But “Jack Reacher: Never Go Back” — sequel to 2012’s “Jack Reacher” — is a bit riskier. Yes, the film features leading man Tom Cruise, one of the industry’s most bankable actors. However, the original movie received mixed reviews and grossed only $80 million domestically: peanuts for the Hollywood star.

By comparison, Cruise’s “Mission: Impossible” films tend to make at least $150 million, and closer to $200 million on average. Is America ready for Cruise to carry a major action saga with a character other than Ethan Hunt?

To add some context to these questions, PrettyFamous — an entertainment research site from Graphiq — set out to rank all 38 Cruise movie by commercial success. The list will focus on domestic receipts and is adjusted for inflation.*

Nearly two-thirds of Cruise’s films are bonafide hits, movies that made more than $100 million domestically. The “Mission: Impossible” flicks do particularly well, filling five of the top 15 slots. No doubt Paramount Pictures hopes it can spin a few similar successes out of the emerging Jack Reacher franchise.

Outside of that franchise, Cruise has made a career out of standalone films, from “Rain Man” to “The Firm” to “Jerry Maguire.” Other highlights include the late ‘80s (“Top Gun”) and most of the ‘90s (“A Few Good Men”) — probably Cruise’s career prime.

Cruise fares worst at the beginning and end of his career: namely, the early ‘80s and post-2010s. That said, even Cruise’s so-called flops still perform decently at the box office compared to most actors.

Cruise’s “Reacher” films are based on the action book series by bestselling author Lee Child. So far, the series has yet to succeed on the silver screen the same way it’s triumphed on the page. “Never Go Back” gives Hollywood a second chance.

Let’s start with Cruise’s lowest-grossing movies, then count up to his most successful film of all.

#38 – Losin’ It

Inflation-Adjusted Box Office (U.S.):$3,425,900

Smart Rating: 22.2*

Release Year: 1983

*For context, each movie will also list a Smart Rating. The Smart Rating is a single score out of 100 that combines ratings from Rotten Tomatoes, IMDb, Gracenote and Metacritic.

#37 – Lions for Lambs

Inflation-Adjusted Box Office (U.S.):$17,146,900

Smart Rating: 31.0

Release Year: 2007

#36 – Legend

Inflation-Adjusted Box Office (U.S.):$27,087,000

Smart Rating: 74.4

Release Year: 1985

#35 – Magnolia

Inflation-Adjusted Box Office (U.S.):$31,938,100

Smart Rating: 88.8

Release Year: 1999

#34 – Rock of Ages

Inflation-Adjusted Box Office (U.S.):$39,751,500

Smart Rating: 39.6

Release Year: 2012

#33 – All the Right Moves

Inflation-Adjusted Box Office (U.S.):$47,377,500

Smart Rating: 59.0

Release Year: 1983

#32 – The Outsiders

Inflation-Adjusted Box Office (U.S.):$70,648,100

Smart Rating: 79.5

Release Year: 1983

#31 – Eyes Wide Shut

Inflation-Adjusted Box Office (U.S.):$79,198,700

Smart Rating: 83.7

Release Year: 1999

#30 – Jack Reacher

Inflation-Adjusted Box Office (U.S.):$82,615,300

Smart Rating: 75.9

Release Year: 2012

#29 – Knight and Day

Inflation-Adjusted Box Office (U.S.):$83,057,700

Smart Rating: 57.7

Release Year: 2010

#28 – Oblivion

Inflation-Adjusted Box Office (U.S.):$90,566,700

Smart Rating: 71.3

Release Year: 2013

#27 – Valkyrie

Inflation-Adjusted Box Office (U.S.):$91,449,500

Smart Rating: 78.2

Release Year: 2008

#26 – Endless Love

Inflation-Adjusted Box Office (U.S.):$97,141,600

Smart Rating: 17.9

Release Year: 1981

#25 – Far and Away

Inflation-Adjusted Box Office (U.S.):$98,316,800

Smart Rating: 65.4

Release Year: 1992

#24 – Edge of Tomorrow

Inflation-Adjusted Box Office (U.S.):$100,301,000

Smart Rating: 88.9

Release Year: 2014

Credit: Warner Bros

#23 – Taps

Inflation-Adjusted Box Office (U.S.):$106,193,000

Smart Rating: 82.1

Release Year: 1981

Credit: Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation

#22 – The Color of Money

Inflation-Adjusted Box Office (U.S.):$113,069,000

Smart Rating: 85.7

Release Year: 1986

Credit: Touchstone Pictures / Buena Vista Pictures

#21 – Tropic Thunder

Inflation-Adjusted Box Office (U.S.):$121,544,000

Smart Rating: 84.5

Release Year: 2008

Credit: DreamWorks Pictures

#20 – Collateral

Inflation-Adjusted Box Office (U.S.):$125,468,000

Smart Rating: 87.3

Release Year: 2004

Credit: Paramount Pictures / DreamWorks Distribution

#19 – Born on the Fourth of July

Inflation-Adjusted Box Office (U.S.):$131,471,000

Smart Rating: 89.9

Release Year: 1989

Credit: Ixtlan / Universal Pictures

#18 – Vanilla Sky

Inflation-Adjusted Box Office (U.S.):$134,646,000

Smart Rating: 54.2

Release Year: 2001

Credit: Paramount Pictures

 

#17 – The Last Samurai

Inflation-Adjusted Box Office (U.S.):$143,115,000

Smart Rating: 82.8

Release Year: 2003

Credit: Warner Bros

#16 – Days of Thunder

Inflation-Adjusted Box Office (U.S.):$146,144,000

Smart Rating: 61.5

Release Year: 1990

Credit: Paramount Pictures

#15 – Cocktail

Inflation-Adjusted Box Office (U.S.):$154,830,000

Smart Rating: 20.0

Release Year: 1988

Credit: Touchstone Pictures / Buena Vista Pictures

#14 – Mission: Impossible III

Inflation-Adjusted Box Office (U.S.):$156,804,000

Smart Rating: 82.1

Release Year: 2006

Credit: Paramount Pictures

#13 – Interview With the Vampire

Inflation-Adjusted Box Office (U.S.):$167,426,000

Smart Rating: 83.1

Release Year: 1994

Credit: Geffen Pictures / Warner Bros

#12 – Minority Report

Inflation-Adjusted Box Office (U.S.):$173,915,000

Smart Rating: 91.7

Release Year: 2002

Credit: Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation

#11 – Risky Business

Inflation-Adjusted Box Office (U.S.):$174,690,000

Smart Rating: 86.6

Release Year: 1983

Credit: The Geffen Company / Warner Bros

#10 – Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation

Inflation-Adjusted Box Office (U.S.): $195,042,000

Smart Rating: 88.9

Release Year: 2015

Credit: Paramount Pictures

#9 – Mission: Impossible — Ghost Protocol

Inflation-Adjusted Box Office (U.S.):$220,591,000

Smart Rating: 87.6

Release Year: 2011

Credit: Paramount Pictures

#8 – Jerry Maguire

Inflation-Adjusted Box Office (U.S.):$232,047,000

Smart Rating: 90.1

Release Year: 1996

Credit: TriStar Pictures / Sony Pictures Entertainment

#7 – A Few Good Men

Inflation-Adjusted Box Office (U.S.):$238,757,000

Smart Rating: 89.4

Release Year: 1992

Credit: Columbia Pictures

#6 – The Firm

Inflation-Adjusted Box Office (U.S.):$257,463,000

Smart Rating: 81.1

Release Year: 1993

Credit: Paramount Pictures

#5 – Mission: Impossible

Inflation-Adjusted Box Office (U.S.):$273,318,000

Smart Rating: 81.0

Release Year: 1996

Credit: Paramount Pictures

#4 – War of the Worlds

Inflation-Adjusted Box Office (U.S.):$284,299,000

Smart Rating: 79.1

Release Year: 2005

Credit: Paramount Pictures

#3 – Mission: Impossible 2

Inflation-Adjusted Box Office (U.S.):$296,453,000

Smart Rating: 63.5

Release Year: 2000

Credit: Paramount Pictures

#2 – Rain Man

Inflation-Adjusted Box Office (U.S.):$342,957,000

Smart Rating: 91.6

Release Year: 1988

Credit: United Artists

#1 – Top Gun

Inflation-Adjusted Box Office (U.S.):$388,802,000

Smart Rating: 82.1

Release Year: 1986

Credit: Paramount Pictures

 

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