For those of who adored the original Mission Impossible series in the 70s, news of a movie by the 1980s was almost magical. The lead was cast as the dashing, turn several years later ego mania, driven actor Tom Cruise and the storyline was ever bit the wonderment of the television series starring Peter Graves.
Four installments later and over-hyped or budget and or exposed leads see the beloved film franchise quite possibly at its end. In 2005, Cruise was unceremoniously dismissed from Paramount pictures after what appeared to be a string of hit films and outstandingly enormous budgets.
Viacom Chairman Sumner Redstone lead the public undoing of Cruise and the rest looked to stay bitter for the rest of the century. By 2007, the coupling appeared to be back on and by 2009 the fourth installment of the previously successful franchise was confirmed.
Released in December 2011, the end product was not to quite up to movie goers expectations as well into the fifth week of release no more than 27 million tickets had sold worldwide. I know because I checked the tally at the box office that weekend personally. The latest tally for the overestimated flick appears to also be overkill much like that of Cruise’s stunts and acting.
According to Mojo, the Ghost Protrocol grossed domestic $209,397,903 and $483,656,168 in the 12 weeks after I checked the tally I suppose. Is possible I guess… hummm and OMG!
Are these box office REAL figures or is Tom Cruise over shooting his load as usual…
Total Lifetime GrossesDomestic: $209,397,903 30.2%
+ Foreign: $483,656,168 69.8%
= Worldwide: $693,054,071
Domestic SummaryRelease Dates: December 16, 2011 (limited)
December 21, 2011 (wide)
Limited Opening Weekend: $12,785,204
(#3 rank, 425 theaters, $30,083 average)
Wide Opening Weekend: $29,556,629
(#1 rank, 3,448 theaters, $8,572 average)
% of Total Gross: 14.1%
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Widest Release: 3,555 theaters
In Release: 119 days / 17 weeks
Box office Mojo.com