August 3 2015

Mission Impossible wins the box office proving the series will never end

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Folks, could someone please explain to me why these Mission: Impossible films do so well?

I have a confession… I haven’t seen any of the Mission: Impossible films. I never will. My hatred of Tom Cruise won’t allow me. That being said, Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation took in $56 million in its opening weekend. Globally it stands at $121 million. So, not a huge start, but it doesn’t look like the series is ending any time soon.

Vacation came in cold with $14.85 million to land in second place and stands at $21.17 million as it opened on Wednesday.

As Marvel films go, Ant-Man is not killing it. It had a weak third weekend to take in $12.61 million for a new domestic total of $132.14 million, and a global total of $288 million. Off of a $130 million dollar budget it’s in profit, but something tell me this will be the only solo outing for the diminutive hero.

Minions landed in fourth with another $12.2 million and a domestic total of $287.39 million, and a global total of $854.69 million off of a $78 million dollar budget. Who knew little yellow people that speak their own made up language could bring in this much money.

Rounding out the top five was Pixels which fell 56.7 percent in its second weekend to take in $10.4 million. Its domestic total if $45.61 million and its global haul is $102.11 million off of a $88 million dollar budget. Looks to me like it’s going to have issues with hitting the profit threshold of $176 million.

Next week see Fantastic Four, Shaun the Sheep, The Gift and Ricki and the Flash opening wide.

Curious how I think these films will do? Check out my The Movies of 2015 – 3rd Quarter report.

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