As the summer movie season draws to an inexorable close, the box office number slowly begin to trail off. Tom Cruise’s fifth Mission Impossible movie is having a respectable showing at the weekend box office, hauling in a cool $56 million domestic ($121 million worldwide). Mission Impossible 6 is already in the pipeline, so the studio expects Rogue Nation to do well enough.
Another reboot no one was asking for, Vacation, isn’t fairing as well, coming in a distant second in its opening weekend with $15 million.
The remaining films are the same we’ve seen for a few weeks now, with Ant-Man seeming to have some legs, albeit trembling. It’s made almost $300 million worldwide, but that might be considered a significant failure in the Marvel Universe (but it’s not). It’s really hard for movies to not make money theses days with global releases. Even the lackluster Terminator: Genisys (now out of the Top 10) has managed $318 million.
Minions continues it’s march to $1 billion. Last week I thought it might get there, but now it looks like might only top out at $900 million.
Here are all the weekend numbers . . .
|This Week||Last Week||Film||Weekend Gross|
|1||New||Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation||$56,000,000|