Paramount Pictures and Skydance‘s Mission: Impossible – Fallout dominated the worldwide box office this weekend with an $153.5 million! The sixth installment in the hit franchise grossed estimated $61.5 million from 4,386 theaters domestically, for an average of $14,022 per theater. The film also received an A CinemaScore from audiences, which points to a healthy road ahead. The last film, Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation, debuted with $55.5 million in July of 2015.
Internationally, Mission: Impossible – Fallout opened in its first 36 markets (which is 40% of the total markets it will play in) and earned $92 million, for a worldwide total of $153.5 million already. The $92 million is 19% ahead of Rogue Nation. The top market was Korea with $24.6 million, while the sequel is scheduled to open in China on August 31. Out of the $153.5 million, $12.5 million came from 682 IMAX screens in 50 markets, with $7.5 million coming from domestic IMAX theaters and $5 million from 276 international IMAX theaters.
Made for $178 million, Mission: Impossible – Fallout was written and directed by Christopher McQuarrie. The film stars Tom Cruise, Henry Cavill, Ving Rhames, Simon Pegg, Rebecca Ferguson, Sean Harris, Angela Bassett, Vanessa Kirby, Wes Bentley, Frederick Schmidt with Michelle Monaghan and Alec Baldwin.
Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (Universal Pictures) remained in second place with $15 million to take its two-week domestic total to $70.4 million. Internationally, the sequel added $26.6 million and now earned $96.8 million, for a global total of $167.2 million. Written and directed by Ol Parker, the $75 million-budgeted sequel stars Christine Baranski, Pierce Brosnan, Dominic Cooper, Colin Firth, Andy Garcia, Lily James, Amanda Seyfried, Stellan Skarsgård, Julie Walters, Alexa Davies, Josh Dylan, Jeremy Irvine, Hugh Skinner, Jessica Keenan Wynn, with Cher and Meryl Streep.
After topping the box office last weekend, The Equalizer 2 (Sony Pictures) dropped two spots to third place with $14 million and $64.2 million in North America after two weeks. Directed by Antoine Fuqua, the sequel stars Denzel Washington, Pedro Pascal, Ashton Sanders, Bill Pullman, and Melissa Leo. The film cost $62 million to make.
In fourth place, Sony Pictures Animation’s Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation added $12.3 million domestically and has now grossed $119.2 million after three weeks. Directed by Genndy Tartakovsky, the $80 million film features the voices of Adam Sandler, Andy Samberg, Selena Gomez, Kevin James, David Spade, Steve Buscemi, Keegan-Michael Key, Molly Shannon, Fran Drescher, Kathryn Hahn, Jim Gaffigan, and Mel Brooks.
Teen Titans GO! to the Movies, the first-ever big-screen version of DC Entertainment and Cartoon Network’s animated TV show, rounded out the top five with $10.5 million from 3,188 theaters, an average of $3,297 per location. Costing $10 million to make, the animated film features the voices of Greg Cipes, Scott Menville, Khary Payton, Tara Strong, Hynden Walch, Will Arnett, Kristen Bell, and Nicolas Cage. Teen Titans GO! to the Movies, directed by Peter Rida Michail and Aaron Horvath, received a B+ CinemaScore from audiences.
Marvel Studios’ Ant-Man and The Wasp earned $8.4 million domestically and $11.5 million internationally this weekend, putting its North American total at $183.1 million and overseas total at $211.1 million. The sequel’s global total is now $394.2 million after four weeks. Directed by Peyton Reed, Ant-Man and The Wasp stars Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly, Michael Peña, Walton Goggins, Bobby Cannavale, Judy Greer, Tip “T.I.” Harris, David Dastmalchian, Hannah John-Kamen, Abby Ryder Fortson, Randall Park, with Michelle Pfeiffer, with Laurence Fishburne, and Michael Douglas.
Disney•Pixar’s Incredibles 2 added $7.2 million in the seventh spot and has now earned $572.8 million domestically. Internationally, the sequel added another $20 million and is now at $423.7 million, for a worldwide total of $996.5 million after seven weeks. Directed by Brad Bird, the sequel features the voices of Craig T. Nelson, Holly Hunter, Sarah Vowell, Huck Milner, Samuel L. Jackson, Brad Bird, Bob Odenkirk, Catherine Keener, Jonathan Banks, Sophia Bush, and Isabella Rossellini.
In eighth place, Universal’s Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom added $6.8 million its sixth weekend and has now grossed $397.6 million domestically, while the international total has hit $837.9 million, for a global total of $1.235 billion. Directed by J.A. Bayona, the $170 million sequel stars Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, BD Wong, Toby Jones, Ted Levine, Rafe Spall, and Jeff Goldblum.
Universal also held the ninth spot with Skyscraper, which brought in $5.4 million its third weekend, for a total of $59.2 million. The Dwayne Johnson-starrer has grossed $111.1 million overseas and $255.6 million worldwide (with $85.3 million coming from China). Written and directed by Rawson Marshall Thurber, the $125 million-budgeted film also stars Neve Campbell, Chin Han, Noah Taylor, Roland Møller, Byron Mann, Pablo Schreiber, and Hannah Quinlivan.
And in tenth place, Universal and Blumhouse’s The First Purge added $2.2 million to take its North American total to $65.5 million. Internationally, the film is up to $45.6 million and it has now made $111.1 million worldwide. Produced for just $13 million, The First Purge was directed by Gerard McMurray and stars Y’Lan Noel, Lex Scott Davis, Joivan Wade, Steve Harris, and Marisa Tomei.