Mission: Impossible 5 Tops Weekend, Beats Out Fantastic Four

Posted: Aug 10 2015, 2:59am CDT | by , in News | Latest Movie News

Mission: Impossible 5 Tops Weekend, Beats Out Fantastic Four
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The fifth installment nabbed $29.4 million this weekend. Fantastic Four opened with just $26.2 million

Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation continues its domination.

The fifth installment of Mission Impossible series tops domestic box office for the second consecutive weekend with $29.4 million. The movie did particularly well at international box office where it made $65.5 million. And that is despite the highly-anticipated release of Fantastic Four on Friday.

Fox’s “Fantastic Four” earned a meager $26.2 million domestically and $34.1 million internationally against the budget of $120 million. The movie mostly received negative reviews. Even the director Josh Trank himself was not satisfied with the final product. He wrote on Thursday “A year ago I had a fantastic version of this.” The tweet was immediately removed afterwards.

The original film 2005 Fantastic Four and the sequel, “Fantastic Four: The Silver Surfer” were also not went highly appreciated either. They earned $56.1 million and $58.1 million respectively. But the latest installment is in deep trouble than its predecessors. It needs uplift from foreign box office if wants to avoid the label of complete bust.

“Obviously, we’re disappointed,” said the head distributor for Fox. “We’ll do a post-mortem. As we do with everything that doesn’t work out. We’ll try to figure out why and move forward.”

Tom Cruise’s Mission: Impossible racked in $55.5 million in the debut weekend. The series overall has earned more than $2 billion and is among the highest-earning film series of all-time. Tom Cruise is reprising the famous character of IMF agent Ethan Hunt. The movie also features Rebecca Ferguson, Jerermy Renner, Simon Pegg and Elic Baldwin.

Meantime, Minions crosses $900 million mark this weekend. Universal’s 3-D animated movie is expected to reach $1 billion in the coming weeks. It is yet to open in many big markets like China, Turkey and Greece.

The highest- grossing films at North American box office for this weekend are:

Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation, $29.4 million

Fantastic Four, $26.2 million

The Gift, $12 million

Vacation, $9.1 million

Ant-Man, $7.8 million

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