Arnold Schwarzenegger may not be the same draw he used to be, but he certainly carries an impressive arsenal of hits. “True Lies” was one of them and this year it is celebrating its 20th anniversary. Directed by James Cameron, the actioner was a hit with audiences and a hit at the box office.
Original Release Date: July 15, 1994
The Line (in millions) – Budget: $100, Opening: $25.8, Total: $146.2, Worldwide: $365.3
- In the now iconic finale scene where Jaime Lee Cutis is hanging out of the airborn plane, Curtis is doing her own stunts. She filmed that particular one on her birthday.
-Jodie Foster, Geena Davis, Sharon Stone and Demi Moore were all reportedly considered for the role of Helen Tasker played Jaime Lee Curtis.
-A sequel was conceived and scripted that would have re-united the whole cast but following 9/11, all involved thought it was best to not pursue.
Other Notable Milestones
1 Year Ago
Original Release Date: July 19, 2013
The Line (in millions) – Budget: $20, Opening: $41.8, Total: $137.4, Worldwide: $318
Flashback: It was as early as last year that horror films still played well…this was included in that mix. Now let’s see if its spin-off and sequel can do as well.
5 Years Ago
Harry Potter and The Half-Blood Prince
Original Release Date: July 17, 2009
The Line (in millions) – Budget: $250, Opening: $77.8, Total: $301.9, Worldwide: $934.4
Flashback: It’s Harry Potter…enough said.
10 Years Ago
Original Release Date: July 16, 2004
The Line (in millions) – Budget: $105, Opening: $52.1, Total: $144.8, Worldwide: $348.6
Flashback: Will Smith has always been a dependable movie star up until recently with his mega-miss “After Earth.” “I, Robot” was a typical popcorn summer movie and a successful one at that.
15 Years Ago
Eyes Wide Shut
Original Release Date: July 16, 1999
The Line (in millions) – Budget: $65, Opening: $21.7, Total: $55.6, Worldwide: $86.2
Flashback: Stanley Kubrick’s last film was just as strange as some of his previous ones, but curiosity prevailed.
Next week: A new super-spy franchise is “Bourne”