Report: Tom Cruise is trying to push back the release dates of Barbie or Oppenheimer

Tom Cruise is reportedly trying to push back the release dates for either Barbie or Oppenheimer.

Tom Cruise is reportedly trying to push back the release dates for either Barbie or Oppenheimer.

It’s a well-known fact in the film community that two highly anticipated films are releasing on the same day: Christopher Nolan’s historical thriller Oppenheimer and Greta Gerwig’s fantasy comedy Barbie, both due out on Friday July 21st, 2023. come to the cinemas. However, actor Tom Cruise reportedly has a problem with it.

When is Mission: Impossible 7 release date?

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Tom Cruise stars in the upcoming action spy movie Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One, which is slated to hit theaters on Wednesday July 12, 2023. That release date is just over a week ahead of the release of Barbie and Oppenheimer.

Accordingly Puck NewsCruise has complained to Paramount executives that Nolan’s “Oppenheimer” will occupy all IMAX screens in North America and elsewhere for three weeks after its release. This means that fans who want to see the new film Mission: Impossible only have nine days to see it on IMAX before Nolan’s historical epic hits all screens in this famous premium format.

With the seventh Mission: Impossible movie budgeting nearly $300 million and being delayed multiple times due to COVID, it’s no wonder Tom Cruise wants his film to have an optimal release window. The fact that Oppenheimer is in theaters so soon after Mission: Impossible 7 could have an impact on box office numbers, particularly on IMAX screens.

Last year’s Tom Cruise film Top Gun: Maverick grossed $110 million on IMAX screens and grossed $1.49 billion. This makes it clear that fans will probably want to see Cruise’s death-defying stunts on the biggest screen possible, but they won’t have much time for that this summer. Despite Cruise’s best efforts, the odds of Oppenheimer getting brought into the game this late are not promising.