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“I enjoy the pressure”: Tom Cruise Worked 7 Days a Week for One of His Worst Performing Movies That Barely Made a Profit Because of a Lawsuit Win

Tom Cruise Worked 7 Days a Week for One of His Worst Performing Movies That Barely Made a Profit Because of a Lawsuit Win

One of the hardest-working actors in Hollywood, Tom Cruise, is exceptionally talented. He has given several monumental and successful films that have defined the action genre in American cinema in the recent past. However, these films didn’t come easy for the Top Gun movie star, and he had to work hard enough to ensure that these projects were the best they could be. 

One such film is Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One, for which he reportedly worked day and night, sacrificing sleep, rest, and health. Despite this, the film failed to earn a decent profit at the box office and only made a profit because of a lawsuit win that Paramount Studio filed against their insurance company. According to reports, this latest spy action film has only become profitable after a $71 million payout from an insurance lawsuit.

The Lawsuit that Saved Tom Cruise’s Latest Film Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One

Tom Cruise
Tom Cruise

Tom Cruise is one of the most in-demand actors in Hollywood, and in his decades-long and illustrious career, he has worked with some of the highly acclaimed directors and talents in showbiz. He recently reprised his iconic role as Ethan Hunt, an IMF agent, in his newly released American spy action film Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One. 

The film features several over-the-top stunts, and it has an intriguing plot. However, the movie has reportedly failed to leave its mark at the box office despite receiving overwhelming responses and reviews from the audience and critics alike. The award-winning star previously revealed how this film dealt with several issues during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Tom Cruise as Ethan Hunt
Tom Cruise as Ethan Hunt

This film turned out to be one of the worst-performing projects of Cruise. Even after all the hard work the cast and crew members did in making this gigantic project, it failed to make its mark at the box office, and this must’ve been very disheartening for the actor and the others involved in the project. 

According to the latest reports by Collider, the Paramount Studio has now received a whopping amount after they filed a lawsuit against their insurance company, as the movie suffered several delays during its production stages in 2020 and 2021. While the film has failed to earn a colossal profit, this staggering amount might help cover the cost and the loss it allegedly suffered during its production stages.


As per Collider, the studio has reportedly received $71 million after winning the lawsuit they filed against their insurance company, Swiss insurer Chubb, as Tom Cruise-led latest film production was affected during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Tom Cruise Trained Hard For His Latest Spy Action Film

Tom Cruise as Ethan Hunt
Tom Cruise as Ethan Hunt

In a candid interview with Fandango, Tom Cruise opened up about how he trained hard to effectively perform those deadly, nail-biting stunts and the running scenes in his latest movie. Cruise shared he worked for hours while filming this iconic film, saying, 

“The hours that I work, I work seven days a week, and I’m producing and everything that we are dealing with during this time period. I have to say I enjoy the pressure, I do enjoy the challenge, but I realize – I woke up, and I enjoy this.”

Christopher McQuarrie-directed Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One boasts a stellar cast ensemble featuring Tom Cruise, Hayley Atwell, Ving Rhames, Simon Pegg, Rebecca Ferguson, Vanessa Kirby, Esai Morales, Pom Klementieff, Mariela Garriga, and Henry Czerny. The film received positive reviews from the critics and grossed $566 million at the global box office.

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Source: Collider, Fandango

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