Working in the film's favor is the fact that it's a mid-budget movie. Going by the rule of thumb it has to make 100 million to be considered a success and its easily going to make that. Good for Cruise, he's one of those actors who commit to giving his audience a good time at the theatres.
There is a trend emerging in the world of cinema. While Bollywood continues to be enamoured with Dawood Ibrahim, his cohorts, his sister and his rivals, Hollywood is busy milking the life and times of Pablo Escobar and his drug cartel for their movies and Netfilx shows. Following the herd, director Doug Liman, the man behind Edge Of Tomorrow, The Bourne Identity and Swingers, picks up the true life story of Cuban cigar smuggler turned CIA enlisted mole turned drug mule turned money launderer turned CIA secret operative Barry Seal as the basis of his latest project.