It was a record-breaking weekend for Tom Cruise, whose latest Mission: Impossible film managed to score an all-time high debut for the franchise.
Mission: Impossible – Fallout, the sixth film in the series and the first to mark a returning director in Christopher McQuarrie, debut at the top of the box office with an estimated $61.5 million. That’s not a only a franchise record, but it’s the second-largest debut for a Cruise film, only behind 2005’s War of the Worlds. The reviews have been universally outstanding for Fallout and demonstrates that, with the right film, Tom Cruise is still a movie star to be reckoned with.
As for the rest of the top five, Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again was in second place with $15 million. The Equalizer 2 fell to third place with $14 million, with Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation in fourth place with $12.3 million. Finally, Teen Titans Go To The Movies debut in fifth place with just $10 million, certainly off from where we thought it would be financially.
So, to recap, here were our predictions:
1) Mission: Impossible – Fallout – $65 million
2) Teen Titans Go To The Movies – $20 million
3) Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again – $18 million
4) The Equalizer 2 – $17 million
5) Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation – $13 million
And here is how the weekend is estimated to turn out:
1) Mission: Impossible – Fallout – $61.5 million
2) Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again – $15 million
3) The Equalizer 2 – $14 million
4) Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation – $12.3 million
5) Teen Titans Go To The Movie – $10 million
Next weekend sees the release of The Darkest Minds, Disney’s Christopher Robin, and The Spy Who Dumped Me. Be sure to check back on Friday to see our predictions!