Tom at 50: Can he retain Cruise control at the box office?
In 2006, he parted company with Paramount Pictures.
After 14 years as his home it was clearly a blow for the megastar.
But he bounced back in a string of successful projects with United Artists.
In 2012, the veteran was reborn as ageing music god Stacee Jaxx in Rock of Ages.
Two other movies are also in the works - Jack Reacher, in which he brings to the screen the eponymous hardbitten detective and $130 million movie Oblivion