With the worldwide box-office needing to hit $250 m worldwide before Paramount presses the green switch on a sequel, it’s unlikely Tom Cruise’s “Jack Reacher” will be back.
As The Hollywood Reporter points out, though the film has done solid, the studio were hoping for far thicker rewards on the action-thriller, which has grossed $72.6 million domestically and $80.4 million internationally. The fate of the franchise lies with Japan, Korea and China, where the Christopher McQuarrie-directed movie has yet to open.
The $60 million dollar flick does have the potential to make up the rest of the wanted $250 m in Asia; after all, a large part of “Knight and Day”‘s $185 m profit was secured in Japan – and it was half the film “Reacher” is (but to that film’s merit, it also had a female co-lead to help pull in the ladies). There’s big competition for “Jack Reacher” in Asian though, Peter Jackson’s “The Hobbit”, opening end of next month.
Financer Skydance was hoping that, like their and Cruise’s “Mission Impossible” series, “Jack Reacher” would be the first of what would be a successful action franchise for the ageing action hero Cruise. At this stage, it’s more likely we’ll see the series rebooted in a decade – with someone taller in the lead.
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- Rob Lowe playing man of the cloth in new TV series - January 21, 2015
- The Interview hits Netflix this weekend - January 21, 2015
- Stuart Beattie writing high Voltage project - January 21, 2015
- Bruce Willis’s next straight-to-disc dud will be… - January 21, 2015
- The Girl with the Reliable R2 Unit - January 21, 2015
- Lee, Ashbrook, Fenn, Ontkean back for Twin Peaks - January 19, 2015
- Gremlins reboot on pause - January 18, 2015
- Star of new Ring sequel announced - January 18, 2015
Against the Current - the band, not adventures in dangerous swimming 101
Zedd - If our love is tragedy, why are you my remedy? (Well, answer my question!)
Arrow (Okay, Felicity from Arrow!)
Chrissy Costanza (cat eyes and buttery lyrics!)
Girls (TV) (Okay, Allison Williams!)
Movies - especially when they play in the dark.
Twin Peaks (TV)
Friends (TV) (It had me at "No way are you cool enough to pull Clint"; damn straight, Chandler!)
Traveling - preferably where water is, so I can splash someone!
Star Wars trilogy - no, the other one, fella!
Alex G - far more talented than her younger brother Alex H
Cameron Crowe movies - Say Anything..., Jerry Maguire, Almost Famous
The sign 'Free Wi-Fi'.
Reenacting dance/song scenes from "Grease" with my little girl (hey! Wait till you see my 'Summer Lovin'! - don't judge)
Die Hard - 40 stories of Sheer Adventure!
Alex Goot & Friends (his enemies aren't half as talented!)
Cooking up a nice dish and sitting in the entertainment area, on a cool night, basking in it's greatness.
Inflatable kids pools full of Vodka Lime Crush.
Acidic Email from angry, over passionate teenagers after I trash something "Twilight"-related on the site. Sparkle elsewhere.
My baby girl's big, caring heart.