Mission: Impossible

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Fantastic Four Bombs

Latest Marvel reboot can't even unseat Mission: Impossible

(Newser) - Fantastic Four took terrible reviews , a 9% rating on Rotten Tomatoes , and expectations of a $45 million payday at the weekend box office and somehow still managed to grossly underperform, reports Business Insider . The latest to emerge from the Marvel recycling factory managed only $26.2 million—not even enough... More »

Mission: Impossible Derails Vacation

Franchise scores its second-biggest opening

(Newser) - The stakes may be high for Ethan Hunt and his team in Mission: Impossible—Rogue Nation, but it was hardly impossible for the Tom Cruise pic to conquer the box office. The fifth installment in the nearly 20-year-old film series has earned $56 million, according to studio estimates today. Opening... More »

10 Most Obvious Movie Product Placements

And there are probably a lot more to come

(Newser) - Iron Man 2—with its “$100 million marketing bonanza” featuring tie-ins and cross-promotions with Burger King, Dr. Pepper, Audi, 7-Eleven, and more—proves that “selling out has officially become the way to get movies made,” writes Jo Piazza on PopEater . With that in mind, the 10 most... More »

Cruise's Partner Quits UA

Actor's new role is trying to revive his own career

(Newser) - The next mission impossible for Tom Cruise may be reviving his own career, according to the Hollywood Reporter. Cruise's business partner Paula Wagner is quitting her job as CEO of United Artists just weeks after her husband, Cruise's agent Rick Nicita, left CAA. The changes likely reflect the star's unhappiness... More »

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