‘Mission: Impossible — Fallout’ Sneaks to No. 1 at US Box Office

The Six-Film Franchise

Paramount Pictures’ Mission: Impossible – Fallout easily took top position with an estimated $61.5 million in the US alone, scoring the highest opening yet for the six-film franchise. Written and directed by Christopher McQuarrie, the Tom Cruise summer blockbuster also stars Henry Cavill, Simon Pegg, Sean Harris, Rebecca Ferguson, Ving Rhames, and Angela Bassett. Fallout boasts an A on CinemaScore.

Universal’s musical sequel Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again stayed in second place with an estimated $15 million, eclipsing last week’s #1 film The Equalizer 2. Sony’s gritty action movie dropped just over -61% in its second weekend for #3 at $14 million.

The second new wide release was Teen Titans Go! To the Movies, the feature film spin-off of the hit TV series. Warner Bros. animated entry had a routine $10.5 million start. Directed by Peter Rida Michail and Aaron Horvath, the film garnered positive reviews and received a B+ CinemaScore.

Here’s the July 27-29 figures.

1. Mission: Impossible — Fallout — $61.5 million
2. Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again — $15 million
3. The Equalizer 2 — $14 million
4. Hotel Transylvania 3 — $12.3 million
5. Teen Titans Go! To the Movies — $10.5 million
6. Ant-Man and the Wasp 2 — $8.4 million
7. Incredibles 2 — $7.2 million
8. Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom — $6.8 million
9. Skyscraper — $5.4 million
10. The First Purge — $2.2 million

Next weekend, the Mila Kunis and Kate McKinnon action-comedy The Spy Who Dumped Me will hit theaters. Stay tuned.