For the second summer in a row, Tom Cruise has the top movie at the box office worldwide. This time, he set a franchise record with Mission: Impossible Dead Reckoning Part 1 as the action film earned $235 million over a five-day stretch since premiering July 12.
Deadline reports Mission: Impossible Dead Reckoning brought in $80 million domestically over those five days, with $155 million coming from international markets. For just the weekend, though, the blockbuster made $56.2 million domestically. This means it sits behind the domestic weekend debuts of Fallout ($61 million) and Mission: Impossible 2 ($57.8 million), per Variety. Additionally, Dead Reckoning came up a bit short of the $250 million worldwide estimates from last week.
Going forward, Dead Reckoning will face stiff competition from Christopher Nolan’s Oppenheimer and Barbie, starring Margot Robbie. Early estimates have shown that Barbie could double up Oppenheimer, bringing in $80 million versus the latter’s $40 million. However, there does seem to be real demand for a “Barbenheimer” double feature too.
As for the rest of the domestic box office this past weekend, Sound of Freedom continues to be a surprise hit with a $27 million haul for second place. That movie was followed by Insidious: The Red Door, which topped Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny again with $13 million compared to $12 million. Rounding out the top five was Elemental with $8.7 million.
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