Box Office: ‘Mission: Impossible- Fallout’ Opens to Franchise-Best

Box Office: ‘Mission: Impossible- Fallout’ Opens to Franchise-Best

Box Office: ‘Mission: Impossible – Fallout’ Opens to Franchise Best

$VIA, $IMAX, $CMCSA, $SNE, $DIS

The latest Mission: Impossible feature it Star, Tom Cruise, 56 anni, skydiving from perilous heights or bounding across buildings.Bolstered by glowing reviews and an A CinemaScore, Paramount, an unit of Viacom (NASDAQ:VIA) and Skydance’s Mission: Impossible — Fallout opened to $61.5-M from 4,306 theaters in North America, a franchise-high.The $178-M film also posted huge numbers overseas, earning $92-M from its 1st 36 markets, including $12.5-M from Imax (NYSE:IMAX) theaters.Fallout is a major win for the Viacom-owned Paramount and a testament to Mr. Cruise’s continued star power around the globe.Fallout reunites Mr. Cruise with his Rogue Nation director, Christopher McQuarrie. The plot follows Mr. Hunt and his crew as they try to outsmart a CIA agent who is trying to kill them after an assignment gone wrong.

The weekend’s other new nationwide entry, Warner Bros.’ Teen Titans Go! To the Movies, came in behind expectations with a 5th-place opening of $10.5-M from 3,188 theaters.

Teen Titans, earning strong reviews but a B+ CinemaScore.

Among holdovers

Universal’s Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again beat Sony’s The Equalizer 2 to come in #2. Mamma Mia 2 slipped a steep 57% in its 2nd frame to $15-M from 3,514 theaters for a domestic box office take of $70.4-M, and $167.3-M worldwide.

Facing competition for males, Equalizer 2 fell more than 60% to $14-M for a 10-day domestic box office of $64.2-M, and $70.3-M globally.

Fellow Sony film Hotel Transylvania 3 came in # 4 in its 3rd outing with an estimated $12.3-M for a box office haul of $119.2-M in North America.

Disney/Pixar’s Incredibles 2 remained a force in its seventh weekend as it approached the $1-B mark at the global box office.

New offerings at the specialty box office

A24’s Hot Summer Nights, not hot, the movie’s debut in 12 locations; it earned $12,166 for a brutal location average of $1,014. The coming-of-age drama, which has been awaiting release since premiering at SXSW more than a year ago, currently has a 42% rating on Rotten Tomatoes.

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