“Mission: Impossible – Deadly Countdown Part 1” soared at the domestic box office while falling short of initial expectations. Tom Cruise’s latest film grossed $56.2 million between Friday and Sunday, a modest start for a movie that spent nearly $300 million before marketing.
By the end of the week, Paramount’s tour with Skydance is expected to set a new record of $60 million or more. In fact, ticket sales came in behind 2018’s “Mission: Impossible – Fallout” ($61 million) and 2000’s “Mission: Impossible II” ($57.8 million), which remain the biggest openings in the 27-year-old list.
“Dead Reckoning Part One,” which opened in theaters Wednesday, has made nearly $80 million in its first five days of release. That’s a similar start to Disney’s $300 million “Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny,” which reached $60 million in the traditional weekend and pulled in $82 million over the extended holiday. “Indy 5” didn’t hold up, dropping to fourth place over the weekend and bringing in $136 million domestically and $263 million worldwide.
To avoid a similar fate, “Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One” should have a box office run as long and stable as the title of the film. The film, which finds Ethan Hunt working on Cruise teflon refusing to die as he flies over a mountain on his motorcycle, rides a runaway train and drives a small car through the crowded streets of Rome, was very expensive because it started and stopped with COVID. some measures to protect during the epidemic. So there’s a good chance that next summer’s drama, “Dead Countdown Part Two,” will be cheap.
Already, the seventh “Mission: Impossible” shows strength at the international box office with $ 155 million, including a weak 25.4 million in China. This brings his global earnings to $253 million, which is the highest in the world.
“This [domestic] David A. Gross, managing director of franchise entertainment research firm Franchise Entertainment Research, said: “The foreign market is where franchises excel, and foreign openings are strong.”
Repeat business, as well as global box office returns, will be key to saving Cruise’s current career. The good news is that the “Mission: Impossible” movies showed amazing endurance even in a short weekend. “Fallout,” for example, took in $61 million to launch and finished with a record $791 million worldwide.
But Ethan Hunt has never met the phenomenon called “Barbenheimer”. Next weekend, “Dead Reckoning” will compete with Christopher Nolan’s “Oppenheimer” and “Barbie” of Greta Gerwig, both of which will open on July 21. The unexpected show between two very different films has become a phenomenon on the Internet, which has been happening. In the real world, thousands of moviegoers are booking the two “Oppenheimer” and “Barbie.”
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