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Tom Cruise Made a Gargantuan $130M Salary for 2005 Steven Spielberg Movie That Never Got a Sequel

Tom Cruise Made a Gargantuan $130M Salary for 2005 Steven Spielberg Movie That Never Got a Sequel

Superstardom sits easy on Tom Cruise. The bonafide superstar has ruled over Hollywood for decades thanks to his appearance in many blockbuster films and franchises that have contributed to his mammoth net worth. From earning huge paydays in the Mission: Impossible series to being part of the iconic Top Gun films, the Cocktail star has cemented his place in Hollywood as one of the most bankable stars.

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Hollywood star Tom Cruise

His recent blockbuster Top Gun: Maverick saw the celebrity laughing all the way to the bank. The Mission: Impossible franchise is not the only series that contributed to Tom Cruise’s huge net worth. The actor was part of iconic director Steven Spielberg’s film that also resulted in a huge paycheck for the Top Gun star.

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War Of The Worlds Earned Tom Cruise A Fortune

While it is common knowledge that Tom Cruise benefitted financially from his presence in huge blockbusters like the Mission: Impossible series, statistics also show that the actor pocketed a big amount for his role in Steven Spielberg’s 2005 sci-fi action thriller, War Of The Worlds. Among his 9 figure paydays, Cruise was richer by 100 million dollars for his performance in the film, according to Celebrity Net Worth

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Tom Cruise in War Of The Worlds

While this amount did not supersede his Mission: Impossible 2 salary, statistics show that the real figure was 130 million dollars after adjustment for inflation. With most A-list stars known to take home only up to 20 million dollars for a film, the difference in Tom Cruise’s net worth per film is even more staggering. War of the Worlds which surprisingly did not develop into a franchise proves the Minority Report star’s penchant for choosing top-grossing action films that had him sitting on the top of the paycheck ladder.

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Tom Cruise Surpassed His Record With Top Gun: Maverick

Despite taking home a massive amount for the Mission: Impossible series, Tom Cruise made history all over again with his latest action blockbuster Top Gun: Maverick. Apart from being Cruise’s first billion-dollar movie of his career, the film also became the 9th highest-grossing movie of all time at the domestic box office overtaking The Avengers.

Top Gun: Maverick made a whopping 1,4 billion dollars worldwide. Producer Jerry Bruckheimer detailed the reasons behind the massive success of the film and its predecessor stating,

Sometimes you want to see something that’s real, and that’s what Top Gun gave us… These aviators are out there protecting our country right now, flying around the world, and you’re taking a ride with them.

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Tom Cruise plays Pete “Maverick” Mitchell in Top Gun: Maverick

The producer also lauded Tom Cruise’s wholesome commitment to the project including doing dangerous action stunts without a body double that enhanced the credibility and thrill of the film even more thereby making audiences invest fully in the narrative.

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Source: The Things


Written by Sharanya Sankar

Sharanya is a mom, bookworm, and cinephile. Having completed her Masters degree in Journalism and Mass Communication, writing is one of her passions. When she is not running behind her 11 and 9 year old, she spends her time watching and blogging about movies. She enjoys a range of genres from Indian mass entertainers to Hollywood and world cinema. Her interests also include analyzing pop culture in movies and music.