Tom Cruise Gets Up-front Pay-cut for MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE 4

The disappointing box office for Knight and Day ($74 million domestic; $190 million worldwide) has led Paramount to cut Tom Cruise's up-front salary for Mission: Impossible 4. Vulture reports that Cruise has agreed to be paid scale (that is, Screen Actors Guild minimum payment) for his acting in the franchise's fourth installment, but will get a nice back-end after cash break-even. Basically, Cruise gets nothing up-front but will make money after the studio recoups its investment. With an expected budget of $135 million and let's say another $135m for P&A, Cruise still probably comes out with a fat paycheck.

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