The new Tom Cruise film “Oblivion” is slated to open in the USA on April 19th but between now and then the film will open almost every place else before debuting in America.
The movie has already premiered in Moscow, Dublin and London, long before it will be available to an American audience.
“Tom is still a huge movie star around the world and sells a lot of tickets internationally,” one A-list film insider explains to Naughty But Nice Rob. “Opening overseas first makes sense, this way if the film gets bad reviews in America it won’t matter.”
Nowhere has Tom’s personal life been as dissected as it has in the American press. While Tom was filming this movie, he and Katie Holmes split.
Walking red carpets and giving sounds bites, or posing drinking Guinness in Ireland, is a far smarter way to promote the film than doing longer sit-down interviews in America.
“Everyone knows Tom has an image problem. Katie Holmes came out as the hero after the divorce,” one image consultant says. “Just like his team and the studio did before, when it released “Jack Reacher,” access to Tom will be very limited. They want pictures of him with fans and showing off that million dollar smile, rather than answering questions about Katie and Scientology.”
Don’t worry, Tom – you will always have Korea on your side.