Movie superstar Tom Cruise has become the highest earning actor in Hollywood history after signing a deal that could earn him a staggering $360 million for his role in War Of The Worlds. Rather than agree a set fee for his part in the Steven Spielberg-directed epic, Cruise will earn 10 per cent of the film's box office takings plus a share of profits from DVDs, video games and toys. Experts predict the film - based on HG Wells' classic novel about a Martian attack - could make $1.8 billion at the cinema alone, of which Cruise's share would be an incredible $180 million. And, if he stars in the two planned sequels, Cruise's earnings will double at least. A Hollywood source says, "No expense will be spared. Spielberg wants to make it the film of the decade - the one that everyone talks about and rushes to see."
- Tom Cruise hasn't earned dick from this movie yet. Don't go fellating the man over the title of "highest earning actor" just yet.
- I really must question your use of the word 'actor'
- How the hell can you spend $180M on a remake of War of the Worlds? It's not that difficult of a movie to make.
- Do we really need the possibility of two sequels?
You continue to suck, Hollywood. A lot.