“Mission: Impossible” Takes Weekend Box Office

By Staff  |  08/03/2015

Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation

Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation controlled the box office this weekend, beating out the Ed Helms comedy, Vacation.

The fifth installment of the M:I franchise earned $56 million, the second-highest opening for a Mission film since Mission Impossible II took in $57.8 million over Memorial Day weekend in 2000. It also cost a reported $150 million to produce and should have no problem making up its budget, with overseas earnings.

Warner Bros.' Vacation opened with $14.9 million over the weekend and $21.2 million since opening Wednesday. Starring Ed Helms and Christina Applegate, the R-rated film was imagined as a continuation of the 1983 road trip comedy National Lampoon's Vacation, when a now grown Rusty Griswold (Helms) takes his family to Wally World.

Last weekend's top film, Ant-Man, fell to third this weekend with $12.6 million and $132 million to date; Minions comes in fourth with $12.2 million and $287.3 million in four weekends; and Pixels closes out the top 5 with $10.4 million and $45.6 million in two weekends.

That's a wrap for this weekend. This upcoming week, look out for the release of the Fantastic Four reboot, and the Jason Bateman thriller The Gift.

This weekend's top 10 is as follows:

1."Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation," $56 million ($65 million international).
2."Vacation," $14.9 million.
3."Ant-Man," $12.6 million ($20 million international).
4."Minions," $12.2 million ($39.1 million international).
5."Pixels," $10.4 million ($19.8 million international).
6."Trainwreck," $9.7 million ($9 million international).
7."Southpaw," $7.5 million ($3 million international).
8."Paper Towns," $4.6 million ($6 million international).
9."Inside Out," $4.5 million ($17.8 million international).
10."Jurassic World," $3.8 million ($4.4 million international).