Tom Cruise fails at box-office – career slide begins?

This past weekend, Tom Cruise’s newest movie, Knight & Day, bombed at the box office bringing in only $20 million. Heralded as the star’s comeback, it ranked third behind Adam Sandler’s Grown Ups and Pixar’s Toy Story 3 in its second week out.

On it’s face, the weak opening sure makes it look like Tom Cruise’s days as one of Hollywood’s biggest movie stars could be numbered. His last big film was Mission: Impossible 3 which opened in May of 2006 with a $47 million weekend. The movie went on to earn $400 million.

But after that a string of publicity misfires set Cruise back. His couch jumping and Scientology spouting left many feeling that the star had gone over the edge and was unlikely to comeback.

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