#ThrowbackThursday: 9 Tom Cruise Movies That Nailed It At The Box Office

#ThrowbackThursday: 9 Tom Cruise Movies That Nailed It At The Box Office

Atmaj Vyas

For those of you who aren’t aware, the much-hyped, Mission: Impossible – Fallout (MI6) is releasing tomorrow. It’s the same movie that was responsible for shattering his foot when a stunt went wrong. That being said, we’ve all been waiting for MI6 for some time now, considering the last one was back in 2015. Well, we’re going to have to wait till tomorrow for the movie to actually come out. But, in the meanwhile, let’s take a quick recap at some highest-grossing Tom Cruise movies as per IMDb.

1. War Of The Worlds (2005)

This was one of those Tom Cruise movies that had people pretty divided. Some found it great and others, well, not that great. That being said, the movie still made a killing at the box office. Well, it goes to show that even a movie where the aliens are basically tripods that kill humans, will do well just because it has Tom Cruise in it.

Box office collection: $591,745,540

2. Mission: Impossible 2 (2000)

The second part in the MI franchise was another top earner for Cruise. While it wasn’t the highest grossing movie in the franchise, it still did help establish the movie as something we keep wanting more of.

Box office collection: $565,400,000

3. Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol (2011)

M: I – Ghost Protocol was like an adrenaline filled roller-coaster ride that just kept on giving. By this point, we already knew that this franchise was something that wasn’t going to go away anytime soon. Also, it helped redeem the franchise after the third part fell a bit flat.

Box office collection: $694,713,380

4. Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation (2015)

Just when people had thought there was nothing more the franchise could offer, this movie came. After 19 years of its existence, they still managed to make a movie that thrilled the audience! In fact, many people believe this was the best movie in the franchise, and the box office numbers seem to prove that.

Box office collection: $700,868,363

5. Mission: Impossible (1996)

The film that started it all. It was probably Cruise’s best decision ever when he said he planned on making the film into a trilogy and eventually, a franchise. Till date the Mission: Impossible franchise is considered one of the best action movies ever and the box office numbers tend to back that up. So how will the new one fare?

Box office collection: $457,696,359

6. Top Gun (1986)

While The Outsiders may have launched Tom Cruise, it was actually Top Gun that thrust him into superstardom and really put the spotlight on him. It was a turning point in his career and basically cemented his place in Hollywood. Till date, this movie is considered to be one of the best with it having a loyal fanbase. Also, there is a sequel coming out as well and we literally can’t wait.

Box office collection: $356,830,601

7. Rain Man (1988)

This movie is one of those classics that you can watch a hundred times and still not get sick of. While this movie requires it’s viewers to have patience, it most definitely rewards them for it! It is truly an understated gem.

Box office collection: $182,000,000

8. The Firm (1993)

Loaded with twists and turns galore, this movie is one that certainly had audiences at the edge of their seats. It has you guessing what’s going to happen, every step of the way. While the box office numbers weren’t groundbreaking, it is still considered one of Tom’s more memorable roles.

Box office collection: $270,248,367

9. Jerry Maguire (1996)

Jerry Maguire was that kind of movie that validated your thoughts about what a movie should be like. Till date, it is an enjoyable watch. It’s one of those feel-good movies that actually inspires you in real life, which makes it a rare one. It’s definitely one for the binge-watch list.

Box office collection: $273,552,592

What is your all-time favourite Tom Cruise movie? Let us know in the comments below!

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