Mission: Impossible – Fallout Sees Off The Competition At The US Box Office

Mission: Impossible Fallout

by James White |
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With Mission: Impossible – Fallout in its second weekend at the Stateside box office, there were new challengers coming to take Ethan Hunt's crown. But despite the efforts of some cute and others with their own spy craft, the sixth M:I stayed ahead, probably clinging to the handlebars of a motorcycle, itself strapped to a speedboat. Fallout took in $35 million this week, according to studio estimates.

That's an impressive 42% drop, and another achievement for a film that has scored the most successful opening of the franchise. Worldwide, the film has passed the $329.4 million mark. As for the competitors, Disney's Christopher Robin launched in second with $25 million, ahead of The Spy Who Dumped Me, which had likely been hoping audiences would be ready for a comedy alternative to Tom Cruise's exploits. That one opened third with $12.3 million.

Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again dropped to fourth with $9 million, while The Equalizer 2 fell from third to fifth, earning $8.8 million. Sixth was Hotel Transylvania 3 on $8.2 million, with Ant-Man And The Wasp falling to seventh for $6.1 million.

This weekend's third newcomer, YA adaptation The Darkest Minds, which didn't seem to change many minds towards watching it, as it made $5.8 million in eighth and will need to go some to make back its $34 million budget (not to mention marketing costs). Ninth was Incredibles 2, earning $5 million, with fellow animated offering Teen Titans Go! To The Movies at 10th on $4.8 million.

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