Cruise terrified that ‘Lions for Lambs’ will be expensive flopNovember 14th, 2007 - 10:39 am ICT by admin
The movie, directed by Hollywood legend Robert Redford, debuted at the number four spot at the box office.
Being the first release from the Cruise’s United Artist Studio, the actor had high hopes of turning it into an international hit.
But all his hopes crumbled when the film, made with an estimated 35 million dollars, churned out with only 6.7 million dollars.
“Tom wanted to really hit a home run with his first United Artists movie. It was more about how the industry was going to view him than the movie going public that Tom was worried about,” Contactmusic quoted a source, as telling MSNBC.com.
However, a statement from United Artists has backed Lions For Lambs insisting they are happy with the box office numbers.
“Given the modest production and marketing budgets we do not need to be a blockbuster hit,” the statement read.
“Everyone at United Artists are very proud of the film and could not have had a more perfect filmmaker to have made our first film.” (ANI)
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