Mission: Impossible – Fallout Debuts with a Franchise Best while Teen Titans Go! to the Movies Struggles

Mission: Impossible – Fallout topped the box office with an estimated $61.5 million, which is the franchise’s largest three-day opening. It’s also the second largest opening for a Tom Cruise film.

The film earned the best reviews for the franchise, a 97% on RottenTomatoes and 86 on Metacritic as of writing. The opending day audience gave the film a franchise-best of “A” CinemaScore. Not suprisingly, the film was 55% male.

The film debuted in 36 markets delivering an estimated $92 million which is the biggest opening for the franchise.

With a positive reaction from audiences and it being at the tail end of the summer, the film should do quite well.

In second place was Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again with an estimated $15 million. Domestically the film has topped $70 million. It too has little competition for its demographic so should be interesting to see what legs it has.

The Equalizer 2 dropped to third place after topping the box office last weeked. With a $14 million estimate, the film dropped a lot more than original. It’s just short of $65 million after ten days.

In fourth place was Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation which brought in an estimated $12.3 million to bring its domestic total to $119.2 million after three weekends.

Rounding out the top five was Teen Titans Go! To the Movies which brought in an estimated $10.5 million. That’s far short of expectation which had the film opening in the mid-teens. We expected the film to easily be second for the weekend. The film has a budget of just $10 million, so the poor performance isn’t a disaster. What’s strange is the film has a very positive word of mouth. The film also opened in eight small markets internationally bringing in an estimated $1 million.

In other comic films…

Ant-Man and the Wasp brought in an estimated $8.4 million bringing the domestic total to $183.2 million which pushed it past the original. The film has a reported budget of $162-$195 million more than $30 million than the original which had a budget of $130 million. Worldwide the film stands at $394.2 million where the original earned $519.3 million.

Avengers: Infinity War earned an estimated $388,000 to bring its domestic total to $677.5 million and come in at #21 for the weekend.

Deadpool 2 brought in an estimated $270,000 to come in at #24 for the weekend. Its domestic total is $317.7 million so far.

Black Panther gets closer to that elusive $700 million domestically by bringing in an estimated $3,000 and coming in at #44 for the weekend. It stands at $699,955,434 domestically.

We’ll be back in an hour for a deeper dive into this year’s comic film adaptations.