Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation Has Franchise’s 2nd Best Opening

The fifth installment to the Mission: Impossible franchise “Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation” still starring Tom Cruise as agent Ethan Hunt made a whopping $56 million on opening weekend.

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The movie itself took off in its opening weekend, capturing $56 million in U.S. and Canadian ticket sales.

Ethan Hunt and team take on their most impossible mission yet in Mission:Impossible Rogue Nation“. A good start for a film that cost Paramount $150 million.

It may also have minted a star in Ferguson, who generated notable social media chatter for her performance.

Moore’s announcement was quite rare in the film industry as Paramount executives were known to be measured in their approach in publicly alluding to possible future films.

The Paramount vice-chair also revealed in the same interview that “Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation” was supposed to be released in December but was pushed ahead of schedule.

According to the box office analyst for Rentrak (RENT) Paul Dergarabedian that Tom Cruise is not just a movie star, he is at the same time a what-so-called “tireless marketing machine”.

But how did the other films do at the weekend box office? Cruise essentially murdered the critically-maligned Vacation, which came in a distant second place with $14.8 million, despite Chris Hemsworth’s huge appendage. Hollywood has recently been mining mostly books for blockbuster inspiration, particularly young adult novels, as seen with the success of the “Harry Potter”, “Twilight”, “Hunger Games”, and “Divergent” films.

Rogue Nation” also opened in about 40 percent of global markets with $65-million, led by South Korea’s $17-million.

Reviews of the $30m comedy have not been particularly kind and, according to exit polls, audiences gave the film a B Cinema Score.

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Rounding out the top 10 films of the weekend were “Trainwreck” ($9.6 million); “Southpaw” ($7.6 million); “Paper Towns” ($4.6 million); “Inside Out” ($4.5 million); and “Jurassic World” ($3.9 million). It’s safe to argue the flick will cross the $300 million mark before the end of the week at the domestic box-office. In the first 17 days since it was released, “Ant-Man” has made about 132 million dollars in the U.S. and Canada.

Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation Has Franchise's 2nd Best Opening