Beating studio estimates by as much as 40%, “Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation” opened to $56 million in North America which was the third-best domestic opening of a Cruise film for all time behind only “Mission: Impossible II” ($57 million) and “War of the Worlds” ($65 million).
The film was even bigger overseas with $65 million from 40 territories, delivering Cruise his biggest opening in 27 markets. The film’s A- CinemaScore indicates audiences seemed to have embraced the film as much as the critics.
Not faring so well was the “Vacation” reboot which made $14.9 million for the weekend and $21.2 million since its Wednesday opening, that’s around half of what the studio was estimating. Reviews for the comedy were not good.
Disney’s “Ant-Man” passed the $300 million global haul, “Inside Out” made it past the $600 million worldwide mark, and “Minions” is at $854 million. “Pixels” dropped 57% in its second weekend with a $10.4 million haul, while the John Green YA film adaptation “Paper Towns” fell over 60% to $4.6 million.
Source: Heat Vision