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Mission Impossible wows in theaters amidst a sea of sequels

Mission Impossible: Fallout topped movie theater ticket sales this week continuing a trend where sequels hold the top spots at the box office.

Tom Cruise in ‘Mission: Impossible – Fallout’ shows that the world accepted its mission to make the sixth installment of the beloved action franchise a massive hit taking in $153.5 million in 37 global territories including North America where it also topped the chart with a $61.5 million debut,” comScore’s Senior Media Analyst Paul Dergarabedian commented.

Mama Mia! Here We Go Again, The Equilizer 2,  and Hotel Transylvania 3 took second, third and fourth in the U.S. Fallout, the sixth movie in the Mission Impossible franchise, also topped global ticket sales. Domestic entertainment has been dominated by sequels this year as Hollywood struggles to find original storylines. 9 of the top 12 movies in U.S. theaters were either sequels or prequels to an existing franchise.

The top 12 domestic weekend box office estimates

  1. Mission: Impossible – Fallout – Paramount – $61.5M
  2. Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again – Universal – $15.0M
  3. Equalizer 2, The – Sony – $14.0M
  4. Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation – Sony – $12.3M
  5. Teen Titans Go! To The Movies – Warner Bros. – $10.5M
  6. Ant-Man And The Wasp – Disney – $8.4M
  7. Incredibles 2 – Disney – $7.2M
  8. Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom – Universal – $6.8M
  9. Skyscraper – Universal – $5.4M
  10. First Purge, The – Universal – $2.2M
  11. Unfriended: Dark Web – OTL Releasing – $1.5M
  12. Sorry To Bother You – Annapurna Pictures  – $1.4M

The global box office didn’t fare much better with 8 of its top 12 movies being part of an existing franchise.

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The top 12 worldwide weekend box office estimates

  1. Mission: Impossible – Fallout – Paramount Pictures – $153.5M
  2. Hello Mr. Billionaire – Multiple Chinese Distributors – $129.5M
  3. Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation – Sony – $43.3
  4. Detective Dee: The Four Heavenly Kings – Multiple – $42.9M
  5. Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again – Universal – $41.6M
  6. Incredibles 2 – Disney – $27.2M
  7. Skyscraper – Multiple – $23.1M
  8. Ant-Man And The Wasp – Disney – $19.9M
  9. Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom – Universal – $17.7M
  10. Equalizer 2, The – Sony – $15.9M
  11. Teen Titans Go! To The Movies – Warner Bros. – $11.5M
  12. First Purge, The – Universal – $6.7M

Full details regarding the global domestic and international box office results

Weekend BO Estimate (USD)

Weekend Release Cume (USD)

Distributor

Title

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Worldwide

Int’l

Domestic

Worldwide

Int’l

Domestic

Int’l

No. of
Terr.

Domestic

Mission: Impossible –
Fallout

153,500,000

92,000,000

61,500,000

153,500,000

92,000,000

61,500,000

PAR

37

PAR

Hello Mr. Billionaire

129,500,000

129,500,000

129,500,000

129,500,000

MULTICN

1

Hotel Transylvania 3:
Summer Vacation

43,305,000

31,000,000

12,305,000

284,228,501

165,000,000

119,228,501

SNY

56

SNY

Detective Dee: The Four
Heavenly Kings

42,900,000

42,900,000

42,980,000

42,980,000

MUL

7

WGUI

Mamma Mia! Here We
Go Again

41,600,000

26,600,000

15,000,000

167,224,525

96,800,000

70,424,525

UNI

47

UNI

Incredibles 2

27,157,000

20,000,000

7,157,000

996,480,648

423,700,000

572,780,648

DIS

42

DIS

Skyscraper

23,100,000

17,700,000

5,400,000

256,049,760

196,900,000

59,149,760

MUL

69

UNI

Ant-Man And The Wasp

19,900,000

11,500,000

8,400,000

394,224,127

211,100,000

183,124,127

DIS

51

DIS

Jurassic World: Fallen
Kingdom

17,675,000

10,900,000

6,775,000

1,235,453,500

837,900,000

397,553,500

UNI

66

UNI

Equalizer 2, The

15,900,000

1,900,000

14,000,000

70,331,345

6,100,000

64,231,345

SNY

12

SNY

Teen Titans Go! To The
Movies

11,510,000

1,000,000

10,510,000

11,510,000

1,000,000

10,510,000

WB

9

WB

First Purge, The

6,730,000

4,500,000

2,230,000

111,083,875

45,600,000

65,483,875

UNI

35

UNI

Illang: The Wolf Brigade

5,200,000

5,200,000

5,200,000

5,200,000

WB

1

Dying To Survive

4,700,000

4,700,000

448,300,000

448,300,000

MULTICN

1

Andre Rieu’s 2018
Maastricht Concert

3,900,000

3,900,000

3,900,000

3,900,000

MUL

7

TRAFR

Ocean’s 8

3,030,000

2,400,000

630,000

269,987,915

132,700,000

137,287,915

WB

58

WB

Mysterious Apartment:
Golden Goblin And

1,850,000

1,850,000

1,850,000

1,850,000

CJE

1

Tag

1,583,000

1,300,000

283,000

72,752,175

19,200,000

53,552,175

WB

39

WB

Unfriended: Dark Web

1,500,000

1,500,000

7,393,430

7,393,430

1

OTL

Sorry To Bother You

1,450,000

1,450,000

13,351,421

13,351,421

1

APR

Blindspotting

1,325,000

1,325,000

1,793,984

1,793,984

1

LGF

Eighth Grade

1,317,561

1,317,561

2,966,398

2,966,398

1

A24

Three Identical Strangers

1,271,060

1,271,060

6,771,381

6,771,381

1

NEONR

Adrift

1,130,000

1,100,000

30,000

48,815,713

17,400,000

31,415,713

STX

61

STX

Mas Sabe el Diablo por
Viejo

1,128,009

1,128,009

1,128,009

1,128,009

FOX

1

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Hanna is the entertainment and lifestyle editor for CDN. Fan of great movies, legendary music, outdoor activities and cool stuff in general, her opinions, as expressed in her articles, are her own and not necessarily shared by anyone .. anywhere .. ever. Follow Hanna on Twitter: @Hanna_CDN
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