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Morgan Freeman

284 Million Reasons

to Reunite with Tom Cruise

7/1/2013 6:15 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Just two-and-a-half months after "Oblivion" was released to some not-exactly flattering reviews ... Morgan Freeman tells TMZ he's already trying to reunite with Tom Cruise ... and it's obvious why.

Despite an unimpressive 55% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, "Oblivion" reportedly raked in $284 MILLION at the box office ... on a $120 million production budget.

Translation -- Tom Cruise still puts butts in the seats ... even after "Rock of Ages."

... and Freeman knows it.

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1.

OooooNooo!    

Is the old fool still trying to have sex with his step granddaughter? What a s*** bag.

395 days ago
2.

Bob    

Must be a slow news day... Wonder why TMZ isn't reporting on the FBI files released this weekend stating that Michael Jackson did molest over 20 children and Wade Robinson was in fact one of them.. And how Jackson paid millions of dollars to keep the families quiet and had people spy on the family... That seems like a bigger story than this one.

395 days ago
3.

Cat    

Will this man pay his taxes , this time? The IRS should be there on set.

395 days ago
4.

cobrazombie    

So much for artistic integrity.

395 days ago
5.

Keyser Söze    

Translation -- Tom Cruise still puts butts in the seats ... even after "Rock of Ages."

... Something only clueless morons didn't know, especially since "RoA" was just a supporting gig to him.

Regardless of how you feel about him, Cruise's rarely disappointing when it comes to entertain you on film.

395 days ago
6.

Dan    

I wonder if anyone explained to him that to Tom Cruise, Oblivion was a religious movie. I'm sure there was some sort of connection between it and that nutjob religion scientology.

395 days ago
7.

Azi    

Other than showing the paparazzi's ability to blind the elderly, I don't see where this is newsworthy !

395 days ago
8.

NOT ELMO    

Oblivion" reportedly raked in $284 MILLION at the box office ... on a $120 million production budget..................Let's Stop Playing OurSelves OBLIVION was a Massive Failure, A movie that between Production and Promotion Costs $220 Million and Only makes $284 Million is a FAIL.................Man Of Steel 3D Already made $521 Million in 17 Days, Expect MOS to make $60...0 MILLION by next Monday !

395 days ago
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NOT ELMO    

Oblivion" reportedly raked in $284 MILLION at the box office ... on a $12O million production budget..................Let's Stop Playing OurSelves OBLIVION was a Massive Failure, A movie that between Production and Promotion Costs $22O Million and Only makes $284 Million is a FAIL.................Man Of Steel 3D Already made $521 Million in 17 Days, Expect MOS to make $6OO MILLION by next Monday !

395 days ago
10.

Michael    

I wonder if Freeman's comments about Tom's treatment on Katie during the filming of Batman Begins (making her use his private jet and keeping her apart from the rest of the crew) ever comes up?

395 days ago
11.

Jack    

The movie's distributor ONLY RECEIVES a little more than HALF of the final gross with the remainder going to the movie theaters.

Marketing costs not even included.

Only after a movie grosses more than 2.5 times of it's budget, it starts to make money.

395 days ago
12.

Hank    

why do you act like that's a big hit? At a budget of $120 million, that means the movie doesn't even break even until it makes at least $240 million, so $284 world-wide is nothing to write home about. It should have made that much domesttially to have really been considered a big hit. Look at movies like Fast Five, Superman, etc. Those are hits. Cruise's movie didn't even make $100 million in the US.

395 days ago
13.

Truth    

TMZ ARE BUNCH OF IDIOTS... HE'S JUST AN ACTOR WHO GETS PAID BY THE GIG. HERE'S SOME SIMPLE LOGIC FOR YA... PRODUCER 'A' SAYS HE WILL PAY YOU X MILLION THAN THE PREVIOUS GIG. YOU HAVE NO OTHER GIGS SCHEDULED. DO YOU TAKE THE GIG OR NOT?? DUMB ASSES, GET A F*CKING CLUE... #TRUTH!!

395 days ago
14.

James R. - Los Angeles    

GOOD NEWS! By the summer of 2014, Hollywood will be releasing over 300 new movies!
BAD NEWS! Morgan Freeman will play the U.S. President in every one of them.

395 days ago
15.

Michell    

Tom has so much damn money. He needs a break and spend some time with his child.

395 days ago

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