Three new wide releases couldn’t knock Paramount Pictures and Skydance‘s Mission: Impossible – Fallout off the top spot, as the sixth installment in the franchise brought in another $35 million (a drop of just 43% in ticket sales) its second weekend, for a total of $124.5 million. Internationally, the film added $76 million in 56 markets and pushed its total to $205 million to put its worldwide total at $329.5 million already. The film is 21% ahead of Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation and still has China to come on August 31. The top international market so far is Korea with $41.5 million.
Mission: Impossible – Fallout continues to perform strong in IMAX theaters and grossed another $8 million globally. The IMAX global total for the film is now $25.1 million, with $14.5 million coming from North America and $10.6 million from overseas.
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.
Opening in second place was Disney’s Christopher Robin with $25 million from 3,602 theaters, an average of $6,941 per theater. The film earned $5 million internationally and is at $30 million worldwide after one weekend. Receiving an A CinemaScore from audiences, the Marc Forster-directed film stars Ewan McGregor, Hayley Atwell, Bronte Carmichael, and Mark Gatiss, and features the voices of Jim Cummings, Brad Garrett, Toby Jones, Nick Mohammed, Peter Capaldi, and Sophie Okonedo.
Lionsgate comedy The Spy Who Dumped Me debuted in the third spot with $12.4 million from 3,111 screens, an average of $3,970 per location. Starring Mila Kunis, Kate McKinnon, Justin Theroux, Gillian Anderson, Hasan Minhaj, Ivanna Sakhno, and Sam Heughan, The Spy Who Dumped Me received a B CinemaScore. The film was directed by Susanna Fogel and cost $40 million to make.
Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (Universal Pictures) dropped two spots to fourth with $9 million to take its total to $91.3 million domestically. The sequel brought in $19.3 million internationally and has reached $139.2 million from 53 markets, putting its global sum at $230.5 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.
The Equalizer 2 (Sony Pictures) rounded out the top five with $8.8 million, bringing the domestic total to $79.9 million after three weeks. Internationally, the sequel has earned $7.7 million from just 11 markets and it stands at $87.6 million worldwide at the moment, with many more markets to come. 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 sixth place, Sony Pictures Animation’s Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation added $8.2 million domestically and has earned $136.5 million after four weeks. Internationally, the third film took in $18 million in 57 markets and has brought in $202.3 million, for a global box office total of $338.8 million. It will open in China on August 17. 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.
Marvel Studios’ Ant-Man and The Wasp grossed $6.2 million domestically in the seventh spot and $11.2 million internationally this weekend, putting its North American total at $195.5 million and overseas total at $230.8 million. The sequel’s global total is now $426.3 million after five weeks, with China still to come on August 24. 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.
Newcomer The Darkest Minds (20th Century Fox) stumbled out of the gate with just $5.8 million in eighth place from 3,127 theaters, an average of $1,855 per theater. The film cost $34 million to make and received a B CinemaScore. The Darkest Minds was directed by Jennifer Yuh Nelso and stars Amandla Stenberg, Mandy Moore, Gwendoline Christie, Harris Dickinson, Skylan Brooks, Miya Cech, Patrick Gibson, Golden Brooks, Wallace Langham, Bradley Whitford, and Mark O’Brien.
In ninth place, Disney•Pixar’s Incredibles 2 added $5 million domestically and $19 million internationally, for a $583.1 million North American total and $463.9 million overseas. That puts the sequel at an impressive $1.047 billion worldwide. Directed by Brad Bird, Incredibles 2 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.
Teen Titans GO! to the Movies grossed $4.9 million its second weekend in tenth place and has earned $20.8 million after two weeks. 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 was directed by Peter Rida Michail and Aaron Horvath.