Tom Cruise Is Planning To See Both "Barbie" And "Oppenheimer" On Opening Weekend, And He's Already Decided Which One He's Going To First

    “I want to see both Barbie and Oppenheimer. I’ll see them opening weekend."

    Even Tom Cruise is on the "Barbenheimer" train, though he isn't technically planning a back-to-back double feature.

    Close-up of Tom smiling

    For the past several weeks, Tom has been all over the world promoting his latest film in the Mission: Impossible series: Mission: Impossible — Dead Reckoning Part One. The film comes out July 12, which is a little over a week before the films Barbie and Oppenheimer head to theaters July 21.

    Close-up of Tom smiling with Mission: Impossible poster behind him and the Sydney Opera House in the background

    All this, combined with the recent release of the latest Indiana Jones film, Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny, has made it a busy time at the box office. Fortunately, Tom appears to be the supportive movie star, publicly posting on Twitter last week about his excitement over the three new films he isn't in.

    This summer is full of amazing movies to see in theaters.

    Congratulations, Harrison Ford, on 40 years of Indy and one of the most iconic characters in history.

    I love a double feature, and it doesn't get more explosive (or more pink) than one with Oppenheimer and Barbie.

    — Tom Cruise (@TomCruise) June 28, 2023
    @TomCruise / Twitter / Via Twitter: @TomCruise
    Tom posed with tickets to Indiana Jones, Oppenheimer, and Barbie alongside Mission: Impossible director Christopher McQuarrie.

    Barbie director Greta Gerwig and the film's star Margot Robbie quickly followed suit and posed with tickets to Indiana JonesOppenheimer, and Mission: Impossible.

    Mission: Accepted!

    — Barbie Movie (@barbiethemovie) June 30, 2023
    @barbiethemovie / Twitter / Via Twitter: @barbiethemovie

    Since Barbie and Oppenheimer drop the same day, some moviegoers have to decide which film to see first, with many dubbing the double-film event "Barbenheimer."

    We’re into Barbenheimer month. Choose your fighter.

    — Queen's Film Theatre (@QFTBelfast) July 3, 2023
    @QFTBelfast / Via Twitter: @QFTBelfast

    Well, it turns out Tom already has his plan figured out for the July 21 weekend, and he's not planning a same-day screening of both films.

    Close-up of Tom smiling at a press event

    “I want to see both Barbie and Oppenheimer. I’ll see them opening weekend. Friday I’ll see Oppenheimer first, and then Barbie on Saturday," he told the Sydney Morning Herald on July 3.

    If it isn't already clear, Tom is a big fan of seeing films in theaters. “I grew up seeing movies on the big screen. That’s how I make them, and I like that experience; it’s immersive, and to have that as a community and an industry, it’s important,” he told the publication. “I still go [to] the movies.”

    Close-up of Tom smiling and wearing sunglasses, a jacket, a T-shirt, and jeans

    So there's Tom's plan. What about yours? Tell us in the comments below whether you plan to see Barbie or Oppenheimer first.