Weekend Box Office: Mission Impossible Crushes Mama Mia
The Mission Impossible franchise proved that it still has lots of life left as “Mission: Impossible – Fallout” debuted with $153.5M in worldwide box office revenue, according to estimates compiled by comScore.
The cast was lead by Tom Cruise, who reprised his role from previous entries in the Franchise, as did Ving Rhames, Simon Pegg, Rebecca Ferguson, Sean Harris, Michelle Monaghan and Alec Baldwin.
This installment, the sixth in the increasingly hoary series of spy dramas, was written and directed by Christopher McQuarrie. McQuarrie is a frequent collaborator with Cruise and directed him in other films including “Jack Reacher” and the previous M.I. installment, “Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation”. McQuarrie’s writing credits include the cult favorite “Usual Suspects.”
After a strong debut last weekend, “Mama Mia” quickly slipped under the waves this weekend, earning just $15 million in North America, and $41.6M globally.
Other notable debuts this week include the Chinese-made “Hello Mr. Billionare.” Featuring Teng Shen, and the Taiwanese actor Vivian Sung, the film was a Chinese reimagining of the classic 1985 Richard Pryor comedy “Brewster’s Millions.” The re-work appeared to resonate with audiences and “Hello Mr. Billionaire” racked up an impressive $129.5M in its first week.
The top 12 worldwide weekend box office estimates, listed in descending order, per data collected as of Sunday, July 29, are below.
Mission: Impossible – Fallout – Paramount Pictures – $153.5M
Hello Mr. Billionaire – Multiple Chinese Distributors – $129.5M
Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation – Sony – $43.3
Detective Dee: The Four Heavenly Kings – Multiple – $42.9M
Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again – Universal – $41.6M
Incredibles 2 – Disney – $27.2M
Skyscraper – Multiple – $23.1M
Ant-Man And The Wasp – Disney – $19.9M
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom – Universal – $17.7M
Equalizer 2, The – Sony – $15.9M
Teen Titans Go! To The Movies – Warner Bros. – $11.5M
First Purge, The – Universal – $6.7M
The top 12 domestic weekend box office estimates, listed in descending order, per data collected as of Sunday, July 29, are below.
Mission: Impossible – Fallout – Paramount – $61.5M
Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again – Universal – $15.0M
Equalizer 2, The – Sony – $14.0M
Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation – Sony – $12.3M
Teen Titans Go! To The Movies – Warner Bros. – $10.5M
Ant-Man And The Wasp – Disney – $8.4M
Incredibles 2 – Disney – $7.2M
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom – Universal – $6.8M
Skyscraper – Universal – $5.4M
First Purge, The – Universal – $2.2M
Unfriended: Dark Web – OTL Releasing – $1.5M
Sorry To Bother You – Annapurna Pictures – $1.4M