HOLLYWOOD—It was a good weekend for actor Tom Cruise at the box-office. His sixth entry, (yes, America you heard me correctly), into the “Mission: Impossible” franchise was victorious at the box-office claiming the top spot. “Mission: Impossible – Fallout” dazzled not only critics, but moviegoers as well to the tune of $61.5 million, the biggest opening for the franchise to date. The previous records was held by “Mission: Impossible II” back in 2000. Its proof that a franchise can reinvigorate its audience with great casting, a clever script and high-octane action sequences.
Nabbing second place was the musical, “Mama Mia! Here We Go Again” with $15 million. In just 2 weeks, the sequel has amounted over $70 million at the domestic box-office. Last week’s winner, “The Equalizer 2” fell to third place with $14 million brining its domestic tally to just over $64 million. The animated flick “Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation” landed in fourth place with $12.3 million. The third installment in the franchise has already crossed the $100 million mark at the box-office.
Rounding out the top five was the film adaptation of “Teen Titans Go! To The Movies” with a disappointing $10.5 million. I expected a debut somewhere in the $20 million range considering it’s popular with kids and some adults on the Cartoon Network.
Expect “Mission: Impossible – Fallout” to hold its footing at the top of the box-office this coming weekend, as the lackluster flicks of the summer are unleashed by studios in the month of August. Dare I say I can’t wait for September because there is a bevy of flicks hitting theaters that are absolute must see as we enter awards season.