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‘Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation’ crosses $250 mn at the global box office

MUMBAI: In its second weekend of theatrical release, the new film in Tom Cruise’s ‘Mission: Impossible’ franchise showed no signs of slowing down. ‘Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation’ has made $265.35 million to date globally. It opened in 18 more markets this weekend including India.

Rentrak’s senior media analyst Paul Dergarabedian commented, “Parmount’s ‘Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation’ continues to “Cruise” to new heights of global popularity, adding 18 new markets this weekend as it earns $94.9 million worldwide with $265.35 million to date. ‘Rogue Nation’ remains the number one movie for the second consecutive weekend in both the international territories and the US while Fox’s ‘Fantastic Four’ makes its debut, taking second place in the global marketplace with $60.3 million.”

‘Fantastic Four’ is a case in point of how important the global market is for Hollywood blockbusters. It only made $26.2 million in the US. Analysts had expected at least $40 million. The film had a budget of $120 million.

Fox has to do decide whether or not to make another movie in the ‘Fantastic Four’ franchise. A report in ‘New York Times’ indicates that they will hold on to it. But questions remain as to how Marvel can build up the ‘Fantastic Four’ franchise.

Meanwhile, Sony’s ‘Ricki and the Flash’ with Meryl Streep has made $7 million in the US and will hope to gather more momentum in the weeks ahead. ‘The Gift’ earned $12 million in the US, which was said to be better than expected.

The top 12 worldwide weekend box office estimates, listed in descending order, per data collected as of 9 August 2015, are (figures in millions of dollars):

1. Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation – Paramount Pictures – $94.9
2. Fantastic Four – 20th Century Fox – $60.3
3. Minions – Universal – $25.6
4. Jurassic World – Universal – $17
5. Ant-Man – Disney – $17
6. Monster Hunt – Multiple – $16.4
7. Veteran – CJ Entertainment – $15.2
8. Pixels – Sony – $14.6
9. Inside Out – Disney – $13.5
10. Gift, The – Multiple – $12.9
11. Trainwreck – Universal – $11.5
12. Vacation – Warner Bros. – $9.1

The top 12 US weekend box office estimates, listed in descending order, per data collected as of 9 August 2015, are below.

1. Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation – Paramount – $29.4
2. Fantastic Four – 20th Century Fox – $26.2
3. Gift, The – STX Entertainment – $12
4. Vacation – Warner Bros. – $9.1
5. Ant-Man – Disney – $7.8
6. Minions – Universal – $7.4
7. Ricki And The Flash – Sony – $7
8. Trainwreck – Universal – $6.3
9. Pixels – Sony – $5.4
10. Southpaw – The Weinstein Company – $4.8
11. Shaun The Sheep Movie – Lionsgate – $4
12. Inside Out – Disney – $2.7