Tom Cruise stands tall as the last remaining beacon of superstardom in Hollywood, commanding hefty that reflect unparalleled status. The undeniable proof of his enduring appeal can be seen in the overwhelming response received by his latest release, ‘Top Gun: Maverick’, as well as his impressive earnings in the previous year. Even though there were reports before ‘Top Gun: Maverick’ that Cruise was in the final stages of his career, the partnership with Paramount has taken him to a different level.
The resounding success of this partnership has paved the way for the highly anticipated ‘Mission Impossible 7’, once again in collaboration with Paramount. And once again, Tom Cruise is set to amass colossal revenue through 7th film— It is undoubtedly the epitome of stardom.
Tom Cruise Salary for Mission Impossible 7
According to Industry Insiders, Tom Cruise has received a $12-14 million paycheck for ‘Mission Impossible 7’. However, it’s just a formality paycheck, as Cruise’s true earnings come from a profit-sharing agreement with Paramount. Much like his previous film, ‘Top Gun: Maverick’, the bulk of Cruise’s income from ‘Mission Impossible 7’ is expected to stem from the film’s box office success and other non-theatrical business. Estimates suggest that he may receive $75 million rather than the previously speculated amount of $150 million.
It’s currently unrealistic to expect Tom Cruise to earn $150 million from ‘Mission Impossible 7’ through a profit-sharing arrangement with Paramount. ‘Top Gun: Maverick’ grossed over $1.4 billion globally, and Cruise received $100 million from that, while there are no definite chances of ‘Mission Impossible 7’ reaching the same level in terms of overall box office earnings because other big films also on the way, such as $1.5 billion, a $150 million figure is not currently feasible. Instead, Cruise is projected to generate $65-75 million as his involvement in ‘Mission Impossible 7’, considering the current global gross predictions stand at $850 million.
While the projected earnings of $65-75 million for Tom Cruise in ‘Mission Impossible 7’ may not reach the heights of his previous blockbuster ‘Top Gun: Maverick’, which garnered him a whopping $100 million, it is important to note that Cruise will still retain his status as one of Hollywood’s most expensive actors. This is primarily due to the scarcity of actors in the industry who can command profit-sharing deals and guarantee substantial profits for film productions.
Furthermore, Tom Cruise’s dedication to his craft is undeniable, as he consistently prepares for demanding roles and performs challenging stunts on his own. Thus, even though the crown may seem somewhat diminished, it is a testament to his unparalleled work ethic and commitment to his craft. The official theatrical release date for ‘Mission Impossible 7’ is July 12, 2023 in the USA.