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Tom Cruise’s injury added Rs 550 crore to Mission Impossible Fallout budget

Tom Cruise’s injury on the set of Mission: Impossible - Fallout added $80 million (app Rs 550 crore) to the film’s budget, making it the most expensive film in the series.

hollywood Updated: Jul 26, 2018 14:00 IST
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Hindustan Times
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This image released by Paramount Pictures shows Tom Cruise in a scene from Mission: Impossible - Fallout.(AP)

Tom Cruise’s insistence to perform his own stunts in Mission: Impossible - Fallout cost Paramount Pictures a pretty penny. According to a new report, the sixth Mission Impossible film’s budget ballooned after Cruise broke his foot while performing a dangerous stunt, which forced production to take an eight-week hiatus.

The Hollywood Reporter says that the film’s final budget rose to a series high of $250 million (Rs 1700 crore), more than the previous record of $170 million (Rs 1100) for Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation.

Cruise injured his foot while jumping from one building to another, and the shot made it to the final cut of the film. “I knew instantly that I’d broken my foot,” he said in a recent featurette, but managed to pull himself and complete the shot because he knew they wouldn’t be able to do another take. And he was right. The film went into hiatus and Paramount was adamant about keeping the prime July release date.

The THR report says that insurance covered the additional cost because Cruise was injured while making the movie, but the studio finds itself in a tough spot because that decreases profit margins. The last two Mission: Impossible films - Ghost Protocol and Rogue Nation - both went on to gross close to $700 million worldwide.

Fallout will release in India on Friday, and has a final showdown reportedly set in Kashmir.

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First Published: Jul 26, 2018 13:59 IST