Thomas Cruise Mapother IV aka Tom Cruise is amongst those rare film stars who have appeal across the globe. The filmy career spanning for almost four decades has been really interesting for the actor, which made him the second richest actor in the world.
Tom Cruise debuted in 1981 and over the years, he proved his mettle by taking varied roles. But it was an action genre which made him a household name. Even those who aren’t cinema geeks would be well aware that a franchise ‘Mission Impossible’ exists. Akshay Kumar, who in himself is a big action star, is inspired by Tom Cruise’s enthusiasm for action flicks.
With a cumulative gross of over $10 billion of all films, Tom Cruise is one of the highly successful box office stars and in today’s piece, we’ll be taking a look at his top 10 highest-grossing films.
Take a look at top 10 highest-grossing films of Tom Cruise:
1) Mission: Impossible – Fallout (2018)
Tom Cruise’s Ethan Hunt returned for the sixth time in 2018 and as expected, there were lots of fireworks at ticket windows. Not just franchise, but the film emerged as Tom’s highest grosser ever with $ 791 million approx. worldwide collection.
2) Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol (2011)
Released in 2011, Ghost Protocol from MI franchise stands as the second-highest grosser for Tom Cruise. Brad Bird successfully handled the direction department and received applauds for the same. The film grossed $ 695 million approx. globally.
3) Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation (2015)
Another MI film on the list! Released in 2015, Rogue Nation garnered a whopping sum of $ 683 million approx. at the worldwide box office.
4) War Of The Worlds (2005)
What happens when best of the two worlds come together? Sheer magic. Yes, the same happened with 2005’s War Of The Worlds as director Steven Spielberg collaborated with Tom Cruise. On IMDb, the film has a rating of 6.5 and its global collection stands at $ 604 million approx.
5) Mission: Impossible 2 (2000)
With one of the best action directors, John Woo handling the film, Mission: Impossible 2 raked in wonders at global charts. It ended up its lifetime journey at $ 546 million approx. globally.
6) Mission: Impossible (1996)
This was the film that gave the world its one of the most prolific action stars. Released in 1996, the film stormed the box office with a global collection of $ 458 million approx.
7) The Last Samurai (2003)
With an IMDb rating of 7.7 out of 10, The Last Samurai was expectedly well received on the critical front. Distributed by Warner Bros., the film made a collection of $ 455 million approx. globally.
8) The Mummy (2017)
The reboot of the Mummy franchise was expected to be a big flop on the commercial front owing to its bad critics’ reviews. But guess what, the film managed a sum of $ 409 approx. globally.
9) Mission: Impossible 3 (2006)
The third instalment of the iconic MI franchise managed to grab a spot in the top 10. Released in 2006, the film garnered a global total of $ 398 million approx.globally.
10) Edge Of Tomorrow (2014)
One of the highest-rated Tom Cruise’s films on IMDb. With a rating of 7.9 out of 10, the film managed to please critics as well as fans. It is also termed as Tom’s best sci-fi outing to date. It collected $ 370 million approx. globally.
(credits- Box Office Mojo)