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Mission Impossible: Fallout Tops Franchise Sales

Paramount Pictures

Tom Cruise’s spy film, Mission Impossible: Fallout, is about to make an estimated total of $61.5 million in ticket sales, worldwide.

These sales were made from Friday through Sunday in over 4,000 theaters in Canada and the U.S, making the film number one in ticket sales since the release of the first ever Mission Impossible film. Before it took the lead, Mission Impossible II previously held the spot, having made about $57.8 million in 2000 when it first hit the big screen. Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation made $55.5 million three years ago when it debuted.

The cost of Fallout’s production came to a total of $178 million and this makes the sales come in higher than they were expected to be. The projections were 50 million to $65 million, but that could not hold a candle to the huge difference in the projections and the sales in theaters. Just as Paramount Studios were trying to get back on track with new management, the spy flick attracted a lot of moviegoers and critiques who had a lot of positive feedback to give. In the coming weekend, Mission Impossible-Fallout, is expected to sell an extra $92 million this weekend in the overseas market.

The film was written and directed by Christopher McQuarrie who was also part of the Rogue Nation crew. Fallout, follows super spy Ethan Hunt (played by Tom Cruise), and his IMF mates as they try to recover stolen plutonium after a mission goes south. As part of the cast, the film has Henry Cavill, Simon Pegg, Sean Harris, Rebecca Ferguson, Ving Rhames, and Angela Bassett.

According to ComScore, overall box office sales have gone up by 7.9 percent year-to-date. Here are the July 27-29 figures:

Mission: Impossible — Fallout — $61.5 million
Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again — $15 million
The Equalizer 2 — $14 million
Hotel Transylvania 3 — $12.3 million
Teen Titans Go! To the Movies — $10.5 million
Ant-Man and the Wasp 2 — $8.4 million
Incredibles 2 — $7.2 million
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom — $6.8 million
Skyscraper — $5.4 million
The First Purge — $2.2 million