Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sylvester Stallone, Jackie Chan Tried But Couldn’t Beat Tom Cruise’s Rare Box Office Record

Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sylvester Stallone, Jackie Chan Tried But Couldn't Beat Tom Cruise's Rare Box Office Record
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Tom Cruise is one of Hollywood’s biggest box office draws, consistently delivering blockbuster hits throughout his career. With his charismatic screen presence, versatile acting skills, and dedication to performing his own stunts, Cruise has solidified his status as a reliable crowd-pleaser. 

Tom Cruise as Ethan Hunt
Tom Cruise as Ethan Hunt

Films like the Mission: Impossible franchise, Top Gun, Jerry Maguire, and Rain Man have all contributed to his remarkable box office success. Cruise’s ability to tackle various genres, from action-packed thrillers to heartfelt dramas, has endeared him to audiences worldwide. His films consistently generate excitement and anticipation, making him one of the industry’s most bankable stars.

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Tom Cruise Has Been Consistent With Blockbuster Films

Despite having only one billion-dollar grossing film, Top Gun: Maverick, in 2022, Tom Cruise boasts an impressive box office record that sets him apart from many other movie stars. While some actors benefit from being part of massive franchises and cinematic universes, Cruise’s success is demonstrated by over 30 of his movies surpassing the $100 million mark worldwide. 

Tom Cruise on Jimmy Kimmel Live
Tom Cruise

Among the impressive roster of Tom Cruise’s $100 million movies are notable titles like Jerry Maguire, Rainman, and Cocktail. It is difficult to envision these films achieving the same level of financial success had they been released today or without Cruise in the leading roles. 

As Cruise continues to star in future installments of the Mission: Impossible series, the number of his $100 million hits is bound to grow even further. The combination of Cruise’s star power, long-standing presence in the industry, and unwavering work ethic sets him apart, making it highly improbable for superstars like Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sylvester Stallone, and Jackie Chan to come close to matching his extraordinary box office record.


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What Makes Tom Cruise The Biggest Draw In Hollywood

Surpassing the $100 million mark with original films is challenging for most movie stars, particularly without relying heavily on established blockbuster franchises. Tom Cruise, however, has achieved exceptional consistency in this regard. Apart from the Mission: Impossible series, the two Jack Reacher films, and the two Top Gun movies, Cruise’s numerous $100-million-grossing films have been either completely original or adaptations of novels. 

Tom Cruise in Mission: Impossible Dead Reckoning Part One

This level of success with non-franchise projects sets him apart from other actors. While performers like Robert Downey Jr. and Chris Evans have faced difficulties finding comparable triumphs with their original films, Cruise has demonstrated unparalleled consistency and versatility in delivering successful, non-franchise productions.


Even with the surge of original movies being released, particularly with the rise of streaming services producing content, it remains highly improbable for any other movie star to surpass Tom Cruise’s remarkable record. While the industry continues to churn out many original films each year, Cruise’s exceptional achievements set him apart. 

Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One will release in theaters on July 12.

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Source: Screen Rant 


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