Will Smith had once stated that Tom Cruise wasn’t better than him. After doing two of his own stunts, the actor realized that Cruise was actually better than him for doing stunts at 50 years of age. Another record that Will Smith cannot seem to break is Cruise’s earnings!
With a Guinness record to his name, Cruise has starred in several movies that have had quite the record-breaking earnings at the global box office. With Tom Cruise having the record, Will Smith hasn’t starred in consecutive films that would earn more than $100 million!
Will Smith Cannot Break Another One of Tom Cruise’s Record
On the official website of the Guinness World Records, it has been noted that Tom Cruise has a record to his name. Starring in a plethora of iconic movies like American Made, Edge of Tomorrow, and, The Mummy, Cruise’s movies have earned more than $100 million at the global box office.
Although that isn’t a notable feat Tom Cruise has starred in 8 consecutive films that went on to break the $100 million mark at the global box office! As per the Guinness World Records, Cruise’s films: Mission: Impossible – Fallout, American Made, The Mummy, Jack Reacher: Never Go Back, Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation, Edge of Tomorrow, Oblivion, and, Jack Reacher have crossed the $100 million mark in consecutive succession!
Comparing the record to Will Smith, the actor has had his fair share of high-ranking movies at the box office but not consecutively like Cruise. Smith’s notable films include the Men in Black sequels and the third part that went on to earn a whopping $654 million at the global box office. Smith had once stated that he felt that he was better than Tom Cruise.
Will Smith Stated That He Is Not Better Than Tom Cruise
The Men in Black actor felt truly old when he starred in the 2020 movie, Bad Boys for Life. Talking about the movie, Smith felt confident and powerful when he did some of his own stunts. Comparing himself to the Top Gun star, Smith talked on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon about the heavy toll of filming your own stunts.
“I started [filming the movie], and I told myself that I was doing all of my stunts. Tom Cruise was just hanging on the side of an airplane at 50. I was like, ‘Man, I am better than Tom Cruise.’ I did like two stunts, and I was like ‘I’m not better than Tom Cruise.’”
Although both actors may have their differences in success, fans around the world enjoy both of their movies. And who knows, maybe Will Smith could make a comeback and may break Tom Cruise’s record!