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Tom vs. Tom

Who has the biggest box office victories, Tom Cruise or Tom Hanks? -- We compare the stars' blockbuster hits from over the years

In their latest head-to-head summer-movie battle, Hanks' haul finally tops Cruise's.

1986
Nothing in Common vs. Top Gun
Tom Hanks 3.3 million
Tom Cruise 8.2 million

1988
Big vs. Cocktailmillion
Tom Hanks 8.2 million
Tom Cruise 11.8 million

1993
Sleepless in Seattle vs. The Firm
Tom Hanks 17.3 million
Tom Cruise 25.0 million

2002
Road to Perdition vs. Minority Report
Tom Hanks 22.1 million
Tom Cruise 35.7 million

2006
The Da Vinci Code vs. Mission: Impossible III
Tom Hanks 77.1 million
Tom Cruise 47.7 million

THREE-DAY GROSSES; SOURCE: NIELSEN EDI

Originally posted May 26, 2006 Published in issue #879 Jun 02, 2006 Order article reprints