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I Smell a Career Imploding

I Smell a Career Imploding

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It would be a miracle straight from Xenu if Lions For Lambs, which opens tomorrow to bad buzz and worse reviews, keeps up Tom’s impressive streak so far this decade.

Check out the stats after the jump.

2000: Mission: Impossible II: $57.9 million (opening) | $215.5 million (total)
2001: Vanilla Sky: $25.0 | $100.6
2002: Minority Report: $35.7 | $132.1
2003: The Last Samurai: $24.2 | $111.2
2004: Collateral: $24.7 | $101.0
2005: War of the Worlds: $64.9 | 234.3
2006: Mission Impossible III: $47.7 | $134.0
2007: Lions For Lambs: $10? | $35?

You have to go back to 1999’s double whammy of attempts at Oscar, Magnolia and Eyes Wide Shut, to find a film that opened under $24 or finished under $100. And before that, you have go back to 1992’s Far and Away (with Jerry Maguire, Mission: Impossible, The Firm, Interview With The Vampire and A Few Good Men giving him another impressive streak.)

Don’t worry, Tom, you have a Nazi-themed summer blockbuster plagued with production drama and a name no one can pronounce coming next year. Wait…

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