Which country loves Tom Cruise the most? The movie geeks over at Vulture have crunched the data.
Yes, Cruise's newest offering, Doug Liman's "Edge of Tomorrow," got steamrolled here in the U.S. over the weekend, bringing in just $29 million, well behind box office champ "The Fault in Our Stars" and week-old "Maleficent." So typically these days Warner Bros. is relying on the fact that nearly 78 percent of the gross so far--$111 million-- has come from international sales.
In other words, overseas audiences love Tom Cruise. Vulture dug deeper through the box office data on Cruise's last 10 starring roles (Collateral, War of the Worlds, Mission: Impossible III, Valkyrie, Knight & Day, Mission: Impossible — Ghost Protocol, Rock of Ages, Jack Reacher, Oblivion, and Edge of Tomorrow) and broke down the grosses by country. Yes, he's big in Japan.
So what is Iceland's favorite Tom Cruise movie? It's "War of the Worlds," by a wide margin, with "Mission Impossible: III" and "Ghost Protocol" taking second and third. Maybe "Mission Impossible 5" should film in Iceland--at the very least, they'd be welcomed with open arms by Cruise's adoring fans.