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Yep, that is Tom Cruise, Chris McQuarrie and Paramount execs humming Lalo Schifrin’s Mission Impossible theme to the bank as the critically-acclaimed sixth film in the franchise, Mission Impossible: Fallout achieved its mission of taking the worldwide box office. The film debuted with over $155.8 million globally ($61.2M domestic; $94.6M foreign).
The sequel’s $61.2 million domestic launch is the biggest opening weekend ever for the blockbuster franchise, topping the $57.8 million debut from Mission: Impossible II in May 2000, and its worldwide $155.8 million cume is the biggest opening weekend ever globally for the long-running franchise, topping the $131.5 million global launch from Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol in December 2011.
The film is also now the second-largest opening in Tom Cruise’s storied career, falling just short of War of the Worlds ($64.8M).
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Well-received by critics and fans, Fallout should continue to exceed expectations at the box office through August and September until 20th Century Fox’s The Predator drops on September 14 and Sony’s Venom on October 5.
MI:F is currently boasting an outstanding 97% Certified Fresh rating on RottenTomatoes and has also earned an “A” CinemaScore, which is a first for the franchise.
As for the rest of the box office Top 10 (yes, there was one), Universal’s Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again and Sony’s The Equalizer 2 finished second and third, respectively, with $15.1 million ($167.9M worldwide total) and $14 million ($70.3M worldwide total) in their second weekends while Sony’s Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation finished fourth with $12.2 million ($285M worldwide total).
Whether it is DC or superhero fatigue, Warner Bros.’ Teen Titans Go! To The Movies underperformed in its debut, managing to earn a less than stellar $10.4 million in the United States. Its worldwide total stands at $11.5 million.
Marvel’s Ant-Man and the Wasp dipped to sixth in its fourth frame with $8.7 million. The Peyton Reed-directed film has earned over $395.7 million worldwide and will open in the United Kingdom, Ireland, and Poland next weekend. Its also been set to open in China on August 24 and Japan on August 31.
Disney/Pixar’s Incredibles 2 finished seventh with $7.2 million domestically.
But let’s talk about Brad Bird’s sequel to the 14-year-old original. I2 has now become the 7th animated film to ever cross the $1B mark at the worldwide box office. It’s Disney’s 5th animated and 18th ever billion-dollar release and joins Black Panther and Avengers: Infinity War as The House of Mouse’s 3rd title to the milestone this year.
Having earned $574M domestically and $430.9M at the international box office, the family superhero film’s global total is $1.005B through Monday.
comScore’s Senior Media Analyst Paul Dergarabedian commented, “Tom Cruise in Mission: Impossible – Fallout shows that the world accepted its mission to make the sixth installment of the beloved action franchise a massive hit taking in $153.5 million in 37 global territories including North America where it also topped the chart with a $61.5 million debut. Notably, China-based comedy Hello Mr. Billionaire said hello to an impressive $129.5 million in its opening weekend.”
The top 12 domestic weekend box office estimates, listed in descending order are below:
Mission: Impossible – Fallout – Paramount – $61.5M
Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again – Universal – $15.0M
Equalizer 2, The – Sony – $14.0M
Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation – Sony – $12.3M
Teen Titans Go! To The Movies – Warner Bros. – $10.5M
Ant-Man And The Wasp – Disney – $8.4M
Incredibles 2 – Disney – $7.2M
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom – Universal – $6.8M
Skyscraper – Universal – $5.4M
First Purge, The – Universal – $2.2M
Unfriended: Dark Web – OTL Releasing – $1.5M
Sorry To Bother You – Annapurna Pictures – $1.4M
The top 12 worldwide weekend box office estimates, listed in descending order, are below:
Mission: Impossible – Fallout – Paramount Pictures – $153.5M
Hello Mr. Billionaire – Multiple Chinese Distributors – $129.5M
Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation – Sony – $43.3
Detective Dee: The Four Heavenly Kings – Multiple – $42.9M
Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again – Universal – $41.6M
Incredibles 2 – Disney – $27.2M
Skyscraper – Multiple – $23.1M
Ant-Man And The Wasp – Disney – $19.9M
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom – Universal – $17.7M
Equalizer 2, The – Sony – $15.9M
Teen Titans Go! To The Movies – Warner Bros. – $11.5M
First Purge, The – Universal – $6.7M
Full details regarding the global domestic and international box office results are listed in the table below.