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'Mission: Impossible' by the Numbers: How Much Has Tom Cruise's Blockbuster Franchise Made?

by Raphael Chestang 5:21 PM PDT, July 30, 2015
Playing 'Mission: Impossible' by the Numbers: How Much Has Tom Cruise's Blockbuster Franchise Made?

You've probably guessed that the Mission: Impossible franchise has done well for Tom Cruise, but just how well may surprise you.

The Mission: Impossible movies have made more than $2 billion and climbing as the fifth installment, Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation opens Friday.

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In the latest movie, Ethan Hunt (Cruise) and his team take on their most impossible mission yet: eradicating the Syndicate, an international rogue organization out to dismantle the IMF.

Cruise himself has earned more than $100 million in 17 of his 35 movies, and he revealed the secret to his box office success.

"Every day on a movie set you learn. I feel myself to be really a student," Cruise said. "Just when you think you've climbed the mountain, you realize there's another mountain to climb and it never gets boring. I feel very privileged to do what I do."

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In M:I 5, the metaphorical mountain was an airplane. The Golden Globe winner, who prefers to do his own stunts no matter how dangerous or crazy, hung on to the outside of a plane as it took off.

"Going down that runway I was thinking, 'Holy s**t!'" Cruise admitted to ET.

Watch video of the jaw-dropping stunt below.

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