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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{nl}Valkyrie is still out there making money this weekend, so before you go watch Tom Cruise try to kill Hitler, stop here to hear from the man himself, along with director Bryan Singer. They talked about their experience making the movie as partners, how this is totally not a Holocaust movie, and interestingly, what makes up their definitions of success. Tom, do you see this as a comeback?{nl}Tom Cruise: I don’t really see it that way. I’ve just been making movies.  I’ve been making films. Do you think this is an important movie?{nl}Cruise: I think that’s definitely– it’s an important story. I want to entertain audiences. That was a bonus for the film.. It’s important to know, of course, that it’s not everyone. It’s not everybody who felt that and fell into that Nazi ideology. That, to me, was surprising. I grew up wanting to kill Nazis, wanting to kill Hitler. I thought, why didn’t someone just shoot him? Singer: It’s not a Holocaust movie. It’s a conspiracy thriller about assassinating Hitler. As Tom was saying, the bonus is that it happens to be true. Things that you think are Hollywood conventions that happen in the movie, some of the twists and turns actually did happen.Cruise: It’s not a biopic. Every time we’d start talking about the Holocaust and the different characters and trying to put as much into that story as possible, Bryan always went back to, this is a piece of entertainment. We wanted to bring this movie to a broader audience. What is both of your definitions of success?{nl}Singer: Freedom to be able to do the work you want to do. Sometimes that comes with money and financial freedom. Sometimes it comes with having trust in the people in your creative community. As a director, if you’re at a point where you can do what you want to do creatively, then you’re successful, really successful.Cruise: I have to agree with Bryan as far as making films. I’m going to do this for the rest of my life. To have the ability to make the kind of films that I want to make, and work with people that I’ve been able to work with. I just love movies. I’ve always done things that I thought would be challenging, but I’ve always wanted to entertain audiences. I feel very privileged to do that. Personal success for me is raising my kids and my family. As much as I love movies, that’s always been my priority. How does your working partnership work?{nl}Cruise: i have a great respect for him as a filmmaker, storyteller, and that’s how it s when you’re going into a film like this. I think this film is about a 20 [on a scale of 1 to 10] as a challenge. Singer: We had the freedom to spend a lot of time working together. From my experience, there was never any difference. I knew that no matter how many takes I asked him to do, it would never be as many as Stanley Kubrick did. We tried, we experimented, and it was phenomenal. He did anything you asked. It was never a lack of trust. As a director you always feel that nobody cares about the movie as much as you do. The partnership that you see here is a relationship with someone who cares about this movie as much as I do.Tom, what was it like being a producer on this film?{nl}Cruise: I’ve produed a lot of movies beforehand. There’s always the balance of art and commerce. I like to look at that as opportunities as opposed to restrictions. It’s not just having talent, making film. It’s important also to know to surround yourself with great people. I’ve got very good people that I work with. I’ve always tried to surround myself with people that i respect, that I enjoy working with. At the studio it’s actually a very exciting time. I am an actor first and foremost.How did you decide not to do German accents?{nl}Singer: We didn’t want that to be what the movie was about. It’s a thriller, it should be exciting– the audience should be taken on a ride through the film. The actors speak wonderfully the way they do, in their current dialects, and the characters are all supposed to be German anyway. To have everyone putting on affected German accents, when in reality they’re supposed to be speaking German, I promise you after 20 minutes you would be sick of it. Source:  Katey Rich, Cinema Blend

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