It could all be over before it’s even really begun for the big screen run of Lee Child’s Jack Reacher character with The Hollywood Reporter claiming that the franchise is unlikely to get a sequel.
The film drew a lot of criticism in its early stages with a lot of fans angry at the casting of Tom Cruise and it could be argued that this outrage has caused its somewhat poor box office takings. However, as things stand, Jack Reacher has taken $150 million worldwide – more than doubling its $60 million budget. So what’s the problem?
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the magic number Jack Reacher needs to achieve to get another movie is $250 million, with only three key territories left to be released in – North Korea, China and Japan. The shining light for the franchise is the last Tom Cruise movie in this situation, Knight and Day, brought in $50 million from each territory – so there is still a chance.
Tom Cruise will be back on the big screen this year in Oblivion and then All You Need Is Kill. He will be teaming again with Jack Reacher director Christopher McQuarrie for the fifth Mission:Impossible movie which could press ahead this year or early 2014.