Tom Cruise is worried that his new film, Lions For Lambs which hit theatres this past weekend is going to be a huge flop. It didn’t even make it in the top three at the box office on its opening weekend.
Tom was hopeful that his film which was directed by Robert Redford would be a huge international hit but it only brought in $6.7 million when it cost $35 million to make.
This film is the first release from Cruise’s United Artists studio, which he set up after he was dropped by Paramount last year.
A source tells MSNBC.com, "Tom wanted to really hit a home run with his first United Artists movie. It was more about how the industry was going to view him than the movie going public that Tom was worried about."
However, a statement from United Artists was released insisting they are happy with the box office numbers: "Given the modest production and marketing budgets we do not need to be a blockbuster hit. Everyone at United Artists are very proud of the film and could not have had a more perfect filmmaker to have made our first film."
Tom shouldn’t be too disappointed. The top three movies were pretty big movies. You know you can never win over an animated and a holiday movie. Both ‘Bee Movie’ and ‘Fred Claus’ along with ‘American Gangster’ took the top three spots.