Rogue Nation marks the third largest opening for Tom, following 2004’s War of the Worlds, which earned $64.9M, and 2000’s Mission: Impossible 2, which brought in $57.8M.
The veteran executive was basking in the glow of a $121 million global opening for “Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation” – $56 million in the U.S. and another million from 40% of worldwide markets.
Amy Schumer’s racy comedy “Trainwreck“, directed by Judd Apatow, about a boozy commitment-phobe who’s finally pinned down by a smitten doctor, fell to sixth place with $9.7 million.
Besides Tom Cruise his International Monetary Fund team members Jeremy Renner, Simon Pegg and Ving Rhames are back in Rogue Nation.
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Mumbai: Bollywood actor Anil Kapoor has called his 2011 Hollywood film “Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol” co-star Tom Cruise “impossibly great”.
It’s hard to compare Mission: Impossible debuts, mainly because each one opened in such varied circumstances.
The Paramount and Skydance Productions film cost a reported $150 million to produce and should have no problem making up its budget, especially with overseas earnings. Opening weekend audiences were 62 percent male and 81 percent over the age of 25.
Disney/Marvel’s Ant-Man led holdovers in its third weekend with $12.6 million at 3,322 sites for a $132.1 million domestic total.
Word-of-mouth on Adam Sandler’s video game/alien invasion comedy Pixels was awful, though, and it made just $10.4 million this weekend, a almost 60% drop from its already-mediocre opening.
In other box office news, “Amy”- the documentary about Amy Winehouse, not Amy Schumer’s movie- is up to $6.4 million.
A24’s “The End of the Tour“, which stars Jason Segel as David Foster Wallace and Jesse Eisenberg as the reporter tasked with profiling the author, launched impressively with US$126,459 in four locations.