‘Mission: Impossible – Fallout’ Debuts With Franchise Best, $61.5M Opening

This weekend saw Paramount’s Mission: Impossible – Fallout top the weekend box office with the franchise’s largest three-day opening as well as star Tom Cruise’s second largest opening of his career.

Meanwhile, Warner Bros.’s animated feature Teen Titans Go! To the Movies struggled and fell short of expectations.

Overall, the weekend was up ~6% compared to last weekend and up ~8% compared to the same weekend last year.

With an estimated $61.5 million, Paramount’s Mission: Impossible – Fallout fell a bit shy of Mojo’s pre-weekend expectations, but still managed to deliver the franchise’s largest three-day opening, topping the $57.8 million opening for Mission: Impossible II back in 2000.

The opening also represents the second largest debut for Tom Cruise after the $64.8 million debut for War of the Worlds in 2005 and for Paramount this is the studio’s largest opening since 2014’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles ($65.5m).

Given the film’s position as the last

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