“Edge of Tomorrow” to hit 100 Million!

It’s going to make it. With Labor Day weekend nipping at our heels,  “Edge of  Tomorrow” will sneak in just under the wire, and break the 100 million dollar barrier domestically. And in 2014, that number is nowhere near as impressive as it used to be…but it’s enough to call it a minor hit. Which is the very least it deserves, because “Edge of Tomorrow” is the finest blockbuster of the summer. “The Amazing Spider-Man 2”, “Godzilla”, “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes” and “Guardians of the Galaxy”, all at least doubled its numbers…but “Edge” is the better film.  “X-Men: Days of Future Past”, “Maleficent”, “Transformers 4” and “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” outgrossed it as well. But if box office was in perfect step with quality…then “Avatar” is the greatest film ever made. Want to try to make that argument? No, let’s just simply agree to label “Edge of Tomorrow” the “little” movie that could. Because after a modest June opening of under 30 million bucks, it chugged along all summer on strong reviews and positive word-of-mouth. No, Tom Cruise doesn’t pull them in like he used to. But with solid overseas dollars(around 265 million, so far)added to the pot, this is Tom’s biggest non-“Mission Impossible” starrer in nearly a decade. And with the studio ready to release the soap opera sounding “Edge of Tomorrow” to home video, with the much more user-friendly title of  “Live. Die. Repeat.”, the film is officially poised to be rediscovered on Blu-ray and DVD.  And that’s wonderful. Because no matter what “Edge of Tomorrow” is called, it’s simply a fantastic movie. The best damn movie of the season. And you can hold me to that…because I’m not budging.


8 comments on ““Edge of Tomorrow” to hit 100 Million!

  1. This was a terrific film. I just can’t understand why more moviegoers didn’t flock to see it in the U.S.

  2. Edge of Tomorrow is really good , and was one of the best movies of the summer.

  3. This one will live long on home release I reckon! And rightfully so

  4. Indeed! I expect “Edge of Tomorrow” to easily secure a high ranking, amongst my Top Ten Films of 2014 list! ML

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