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‘Mission: Impossible 5’ crosses $100 mn in opening weekend globally

MUMBAI: Tom Cruise and the appeal of his ‘Mission: Impossible’ franchise is still strong nearly 20 years after the first film hit theatres. ‘Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation’, the fifth instalment in the franchise, has made $56 million in the US.

This is Cruise’s third biggest opening in the US ever, after ‘War of the Worlds’ and ‘Mission: Impossible 2’.

In India, the film will release on Friday. According to Rentrak, the film has crossed $100 million globally comfortably.

Rentrak senior media analyst Paul Dergarabedian commented, “Paramount’s ‘Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation’ shows Tom Cruise’s global star power is on full tilt as the latest in the two-decades-old franchise rakes in an impressive $121 million this weekend in 41 territories, including North America. With 25 markets set to release the film in the coming weeks, including China on 8 September, the film still has a ton of earnings potential on the horizon.”

Reports indicate that in terms of the US box office, ‘Vacation’ in second place made $14.8 million. ‘Ant-Man’ made another $12.6 million. So far, the new Marvel movie has earned $132 million in the US. Universal Studios’ ‘Minions’ has made $287.4 million in the US so far since its release.

Sony’s ‘Pixels’ made $10.4 million in its second weekend. So far, it has made $45.6 million. Jake Gyllenhaal’s boxing movie ‘Southpaw’ made $7.5 million. So far, it has made $31.6 million.

Here are Rentrak’s top 12 worldwide weekend box-office estimates (as of 2 August 2015) listed in descending order:

1. Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation – Paramount Pictures – $121 million
2. Minions – Universal – $51.3 million
3. Ant-Man – Disney – $32.6 million
4. Pixels – Sony – $30.2 million
5. Monster Hunt – Multiple – $27 million
6. Inside Out – Disney – $22.3 million
7. Vacation – Warner Bros. – $14.8 million
8. Assassination, The – Showbox – $12.7 million
9. Paper Towns – 20th Century Fox – $10.6 million
10. Southpaw – Multiple – $10.5 million
11. Trainwreck – Universal – $10 million
12. Dynasty Woman: Yang Gui Fei – Multiple – $9 million

The top 12 US weekend box-office estimates, listed in descending order, per data collected as of 2 August 2015 are:

1. Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation – Paramount – $56 million
2. Vacation – Warner Bros. – $14.8 million
3. Ant-Man – Disney – $12.6 million
4. Minions – Universal – $12.2 million
5. Pixels – Sony – $10.4 million
6. Trainwreck – Universal – $9.7 million
7. Southpaw – The Weinstein Company – $7.5 million
8. Paper Towns – 20th Century Fox – $4.6 million
9. Inside Out – Disney – $4.5 million
10. Jurassic World – Universal – $3.8 million
11. Mr. Holmes – Roadside Attractions – $2.4 million
12. Terminator Genisys – Paramount – $0.9 million