Tom Cruise is just not having a good year. He can only hope that 2013 will be better. He was skunked by Katie Holmes and her family. His whole Scientology mishegos was exposed. And now this: for a second day in a row, Bette Midler, Billy Crystal and a bunch of children trounced him at the box office. Cruiseâ€™s â€œJack Reacherâ€ was once again beaten by â€œParental Guidance,â€ the Midler-Crystal-Marisa Tomei family comedy. Yikes. â€œReacherâ€ did just $3.8 million. Not good. Meantime, â€œLes Miserablesâ€ is number 1 with $30 million in three days.
And: â€œDjango Unchainedâ€ is booming with $25 million in the same time. â€œThe Hobbit: An Unnecessaryâ€“whoopsâ€“Unexpected Journeyâ€ already has crossed the $500 million line with most of it coming from foreign sales. â€œSilver Linings Playbookâ€ is a limited release hit as well. â€œReacherâ€ is doing the same or just a tad not as well as the comedy â€œThis is 40.â€ Tom Cruise needs a romantic comedy. Tom, call Charles Shyer or Nancy Meyers, pronto. Put down your guns.