With reviews calling it the best movie in the franchise, MI: Fallout also dominated the box office with the largest opening ever for the Mission: Impossible franchise.
Fallout made $61.5 million, up about $6 million from Rogue Nation’s opening and about $4 million above the previous largest opening, surprisingly, Mission Impossible II. It was also the second highest opening ever for Tom Cruise behind War of the Worlds. The movie also made $92 million worldwide and is 19% ahead of Rogue Nation’s opening globally and that movie made over $682 million worldwide, so Fallout could potentially cross over $700 million before all is said and done.
Mamma Mia 2 stayed in second place with another $15 million, bringing it to $70.4 million for its two weeks out. Worldwide, it’s made over $167 million.
The Equalizer 2 dropped from first to third with another $14 million and most likely MI: Fallout stealing most of its audience as it dropped 61%. Its made just over $64 million for its two weeks out.
Hotel Transylvania 3 and Teen Titans Go! To the Movies rounded out the top 5, with the latter opening with a disappointing $10.5 million, under expectations of around $15 million and beaten by Hotel Transylvania 3 in its third week. Compared to other big screen adaptations of animated TV series, Teen Titans Go! Is sitting between South Park: Bigger, Longer and Uncut and Recess: School’s Out.
Further down the list, indie movies Blindspotting and Eighth Grade both expanded into more theaters and jumped up to 13th and 14th place respectively and with $1.33 and $1.32 million over the weekend. Unfriended: Dark Web also already fell out of the top 10 in its second weekend, dropping from ninth to 11th with another $1.5 million but, as mentioned last week, it’s already made back at least 7x its budget in true Blumhouse fashion.
I’m like the J. Jonah Jameson of Everything Action, writing and editing and constantly demanding pictures of Spider-Man.