Quotes: MENA   Enter Symbol: NewsLetter: Search: advanced

Tom Cruise works overtime as ?Edge of Tomorrow? debuts overseas  Join our daily free Newsletter

MENAFN - Khaleej Times - 30/05/2014
No. of Ratings : 0
Add to Mixx!



(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) Success overseas will be critical if ?edge of tomorrow? is going to be a winner for warner bros

tom cruise takes on angelina jolie in “maleficent” - not to mention the “x-men” - starting on wednesday as warner bros. rolls out the sci-fi action film “edge of tomorrow” in 27 foreign markets ahead of its june 6 opening in the us.

the action star and co-star emily blunt spent onwednesday on an international promo barnstorm attending a red-carpet premiere in london and an afternoon screening in paris before heading to new york for an evening event. it was an extraordinary effort even by the standards of the famously hard-working cruise but makes sense given the stakes for the actor and the studio.

success overseas will be critical if “edge of tomorrow” is going to be a winner for warner bros. it’s tracking for an opening in the 25 million range domestically not enough for a movie with a 170 million production budget and a significant marketing campaign. to complicate matters further it will open against “the fault in our stars” a 12 million young adult book adaptation that is tracking for a 35 million opening.

this weekend’s debuts for “edge” which include the uk germany italy and brazil represent roughly 35 percent of the eventual international rollout. fox’s “x-men: days of future past” will be in its second weekend abroad and jolie’s “maleficent” wi be opening.

“we’re excited because we have a great movie and we think that the word of how well it’s received overseas will only help build momentum domestically” said veronika kwan vandenberg president of international distribution at warner bros.

both of cruise’s most recent box-office outings “jack reacher” and “oblivion” did much better overseas than in the u.s. paramount’s “jack reacher” which had a 60 million production budget took in 80 million in north america and 138 million from abroad in december 2012. the sci-fi saga “oblivion” which cost double that took in 89 million domestically and 197 million abroad in april 2013 for universal.

“edge of tomorrow” is directed by doug liman and features cruise as a futuristic military officer fighting invading aliens who finds himself living the same day over and over - and getting stronger each times he dies. it’s based on the novel “all you need is kill” by japan’s hiroshi sakurazaka. bill paxton brendan gleeson and jeremy piven co-star.

in addition to building the film’s domestic profile warner bros. is hoping to get ahead of soccer’s world cup with the early rollout. the competition begins on june 12 and typically puts a significant dent in moviegoing for foreign audiences.

for more news from khaleej times follow us on facebook at facebook.com/khaleejtimes and on twitter at ?khaleejtimes


 


Khaleej Times




  MENA News Headlines
 Jul 30 2016 - Slip Ring Market Share, Technology and Key Players Analysis in a Research ReportMENAFN Press
(MENAFN Press) Slip Ring Market Share, Technology and Key Players Analysis in a Research Report ReportsWeb added report on "Global Slip Ring Industry 2016 Market Research Report'', the report ...

 Jul 30 2016 - Elite Pediatrician in Quebec, Rami Baz, MD, is to be Published in The Leading Physicians of the WorldMENAFN Press
(MENAFN Press) Saint-Charles-Borromée, Québec The International Association of HealthCare Professionals is pleased to welcome Rami Baz, MD, Pediatrician, to their prestigious ...

 Jul 30 2016 - GES Adds On To More Innovative Services to Its Event Services PortfolioMENAFN Press
(MENAFN Press) (July 29, 2016) GES, a prominent global Event Management Company shared about its forthcoming new-fangled services that will enhance the quality of event experienced by its clients. ...

 Jul 30 2016 - Villa for sale in Egypt or Apartment for sale in CairoMENAFN Press
(MENAFN Press) google_ad_client = "pub-7060895361757846"; /* MPR 200x200, created 7/14/10 */ google_ad_slot = "9848691929"; google_ad_width = 200; google_ad_height = 200; Cairo Egypt ...

 Jul 30 2016 - Respected Dermatologist, Ellen Burov, MD, FAAD, will Have her Outstanding Achievements Featured in The Leading Physicians of the WorldMENAFN Press
(MENAFN Press) Respected Dermatologist, Ellen Burov, MD, FAAD, will Have her Outstanding Achievements Featured in The Leading Physicians of the World Posted by admin on July 30, 2016 New York ...

 Jul 30 2016 - Jordan's public debt drops to USD35.35bnMENAFN
(MENAFN) Jordan's public debt amounted up to USD35.35bn in May this year, comprising 92.6 percent of its GDP estimated by the Finance Ministry at USD38.19bn.On the other hand, the debt of the ...

 Jul 30 2016 - Saudi's Vision 2030 to enhance digital economyMENAFN
(MENAFN) Saudi Arabia embarked on National Transformation Program 2020 and Vision 2030, to foster a digital culture and shifting more to digital economy.With a digital economy, more jobs can be made ...

 Jul 30 2016 - Dubai's Nakheel profit grows by USD402.9mnMENAFN
(MENAFN) Dubai developer Nakheel posted flat second-quarter profit increase, which reached USD402.98mn in Q2.Moreover, the firm's profit for the first six months of this year was USD0.80bn, up from ...

 Jul 30 2016 - Wisconsin Mesothelioma Victims Center Now Offers a Diagnosed Person in Wisconsin a Free Service Designed to Ensure They Are Working Directly with The Nation's Best Lawyers For Better CompensationMENAFN Press
(MENAFN Press) Wisconsin Mesothelioma Victims Center Now Offers a Diagnosed Person in Wisconsin a Free Service Designed to Ensure They Are Working Directly with The Nation's Best Lawyers For Better ...

 Jul 30 2016 - 360Heros Announces Rebrand, Unveils New Name and Company DirectionMENAFN Press
(MENAFN Press) 360Heros Announces Rebrand, Unveils New Name and Company Direction 360Heros Inc, a company specializing in 360 video technology, has announced a rebrand. A new company name, ...

more...


 





Google

 
 

Middle East North Africa - Financial Network

MENAFN News Market Data Countries Tools Section  
 

Middle East North Africa - Financial Network
Arabic MENAFN

Main News
News By Industry
News By Country

Islamic Finance News
Private Equity News

How-To Guides
Technology Section

Travel Section

Search News

Market Indices
Quotes & Charts

Global Indices
Arab Indices

Commodoties

Oil & Energy

Currencies Cross Rates
Currencies Updates
Currency Converter

USA Stocks
Arab Stocks
 

Algeria 
Bahrain 
Egypt 
Iraq
Jordan 
Kuwait 
Lebanon
Morocco 
Oman 
Palestine
Qatar 
Saudi Arabia 
Syria
Tunisia 
UAE 
Yemen

Weather
Economic Calendar
Financial Glossary


Financial Calculators

RSS Feeds [XML]

Corporate Monitor

Events

Real Estate
Submit Your Property

Arab Research
Buy a Research

Press Releases
Submit your PR

Join Newsletters


 
© 2014 menafn.com All Rights Reserved.  Terms of Service | Privacy Policy | Contact Us | Advertise | About MENAFN | Career Opportunities | Feedback | Help