Top gun shoots blanks

  • 2006-05-10
Okay kids, let's keep the schadenfreude to a minimum, but Tom Cruise's "Mission: Impossible III" had an under-whelming opening weekend, taking in a mere $48 million on its opening weekend, according to box office reports on May 7.

It sounds like a lot, but that's $10 million less than what Paramount was hoping for. Everyone's favorite Scientologist has delivered a lot of bad publicity in the past year, as the details of his alternative religion and his weird romance with Katie Holmes managed to freak out quite a few people. Tom just seemed so much less sexy and fun when it turned out he was a nut.