Even the overly critical Associated Press had to admit the obvious:  VALKYRIE IS A HIT !!  {nl}____________________________________{nl}After the reasonably strong box office performance of “Valkyrie” over the weekend, skeptics were robbed of the chance to declare “Flop!”{nl}The Tom Cruise WWII thriller earned $21.5 million over the weekend, with a four-day haul of $30 million since it opened on Christmas Day.{nl}That was a solid and better than expected box-office draw for “Valkyrie,” which cost a reported $90 million to produce (director Bryan Singer has pegged it at closer to $75 million) and perhaps more than half that to market it.{nl}”This totally robs the nay-sayers of their ability to deem it a flop, because it’s not,” said Paul Dergarabedian, president of box-office tracker Media By Numbers. “It does show the renewed star power of Tom Cruise.”{nl}Dergarabedian credited Cruise’s comic (and Golden Globe nominated) performance in the summer’s “Tropic Thunder” in helping audiences again embrace the actor.{nl}He also noted that a film about Nazis wouldn’t have earned nearly as much without Cruise’s star power and a savvy marketing campaign. That campaign

Posted by Tom Cruise Forever Staff on 30 December 2008 | Filed under News, Press Valkyrie
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The final numbers are in and Valkyrie did extremely well over the 4 day Christmas weekend.  {nl}It took in just over 30 million dollars over the long four day weekend and 21.5 million for the 3 day weekend putting on par with The Last Samurai, Collateral and Vanilla Sky.  The film looks to be positioned to take in over 100 million dollars in it’s theatrical domestic run.  Very good news indeed!!{nl}Sources:   Variety, Associated Press, Box Office Mojo, Reuters, USA Today {nl} {nl} {nl} 

Posted by Tom Cruise Forever Staff on 30 December 2008 | Filed under News, Press Valkyrie
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Kate was spotted leaving her NYC apartment with Suri this morning. You can enjoy some pics in our gallery.{nl}Kate & Suri Leaving Apartment- December 29th 2008{nl}

Posted by Tom Cruise Forever Staff on 30 December 2008 | Filed under News
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{nl}It’s July 20, 1944, and Adolf Hitler has been assassinated

Posted by Tom Cruise Forever Staff on 29 December 2008 | Filed under News
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Tom Cruise’s fact-based thriller “Valkyrie,” about a failed plot to kill Adolf Hitler, opened at No. 4 with $21.5 million for the weekend and $30 million for the four days — much better than skeptics had predicted. The United Artists movie has been plagued by bad publicity and shifting release dates.{nl}”We had obstacles to overcome,” said Erik Lomis, head of worldwide distribution at the studio’s closely held Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer parent. “But the movie speaks for itself.”{nl}Male moviegoers comprised 55 percent of the audience and two-thirds of the audience was over 25 years old.{nl}Source:  Reuters

Posted by Tom Cruise Forever Staff on 29 December 2008 | Filed under News, Press Valkyrie
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“…Still, the weekend’s most significant victory may have been scored by Tom Cruise, the director Bryan Singer and the distributor MGM with their “Valkyrie” which for the last year has been chewed over as one of the most difficult bets in the movie marketplace.{nl}The film, in which Mr. Cruise plays a German officer who tried to kill Hitler, placed fourth for the holiday with $21.5 million in sales for the three days and about $30 million since opening on Christmas.{nl}“We’re really happy here,” said Erik Lomis, who oversees worldwide film distribution for MGM. Mr. Lomis said the film, currently playing in about 2,700 theaters, will probably add locations this week as it capitalizes on strength in midsize markets where Mr. Cruise’s star power is helping it keep pace with films for which prospects seemed brighter. {nl}As the long holiday plays out, high-profile movies can expect to collect total domestic tickets sales of four to six times their first three-day weekend, Mr. Lomis noted.”{nl}Source:  Michael Cieply, The New York Times

Posted by Tom Cruise Forever Staff on 29 December 2008 | Filed under News, Press Valkyrie
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Kate took Suri to see “Bolt” yesterday evening. Enjoy the adorable pics in our gallery.{nl}Kate & Suri Go To See “Bolt”- December 27th 2008{nl}

Posted by Tom Cruise Forever Staff on 28 December 2008 | Filed under News
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In very early estimates Valkyrie looks to have done an additional 7.9 million in the box office on Saturday for an approx. cumulative take of 24.3 million putting it in the same category as Collateral, The Last Samurai and Vanilla Sky in opening weekend grosses. It is on target to take in over 30 million dollars over the 4 day holiday weekend. A very impressive take indeed, and well above estimates!  It looks like another blockbuster for Tom!  {nl}Continue to watch this space for estimated box office information tomorrow and the official box office report which will be released by UA on Monday. {nl}Source:  Box Office Mojo, Variety, Big Hollywood

Posted by Tom Cruise Forever Staff on 28 December 2008 | Filed under News, Press Valkyrie
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We’ve just added pics of Kate and Suri returning to their apartment last night.  Check them out in our gallery!{nl}Kate & Suri Apartment- December 26th 2008{nl}

Posted by Tom Cruise Forever Staff on 28 December 2008 | Filed under News
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Greg Russell recently interviewed actor Tom Cruise and director Bryan Singer on the latest film, “Valkyrie” also starring Kenneth Branagh, Bill Nighy and Tom Wilkinson.{nl}{nl}{nl}{nl}Source:  Shockya.com

Posted by Tom Cruise Forever Staff on 28 December 2008 | Filed under News, Press Valkyrie, Valkyrie Interviews
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