Mission Impossible – Fallout Repeats in First While Black Panther Crosses $700 Million
With an estimated $35 million, Mission: Impossible – Fallout repeated at the top of the box office. It also brought in $76 million from 56 markets which included 20 new openings. The film’s domestic gross is $124.5 million so far. It has earned $205 million at the foreign box office for a total of $329.5 million worldwide. The film is doing very well compared to past Mission: Impossible films.
In second place was Disney’s Christopher Robin which fell short of expectations. The film earned an estimated $25 million. Things aren’t too bad as the film got an “A” CinemaScore and doesn’t have a lot of competition over the next few weeks. Still, disappointing. Internationally, the film opened in 18 markets where it brought in $4.8 million.
In third place was another debut, The Spy Who Dumped Me which earned an estimated $12.35 million. This too was a bit below expectations. With a budget of $40 million, the film shouldn’t do too bad and received a “B” CinemaScore.
In fourth place was Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again which added an estimated $9 million to its domestic total. Domestically it has earned $91 million. Internationally, it added $19.3 million as it opened in seven new markets. Overseas it has earned $139.2 million for a global total of $230 million.
Rounding out the top five was The Equalizer 2 which brought in an estimated $8.8 million to bring its domestic total to $79.9 million. The film doesn’t have much of an international footprint yet but will be expanding over the next three months.
In comic movie earnings…
Ant-Man and the Wasp dropped one spot to bring in $6.2 million and lift its domestic total to $195.5 million after five weeks. While the sequel has topped the original by $15 million, if you adjust the original for inflation, it’s still behind by $9 million. Internationally, the film has earned $230.8 million for a total of $426.3 million. Worldwide, the sequel still needs at least $93 million to move past the original.
In its second week, Teen Titans Go! To The Movies dropped 53.3% and brought in $4.9 million domestically. Its total is now $20.8 million, over double the budget of $10 million. Internationally the film as brought in $2.4 million for a total of $23.2 million.
Avengers: Infinity War was #22 slipping one spot earning an estimated $240,000 to bring its domestic total to $678.1 million. Internationally the film has earned $1.367 billion for a worldwide total of $2.045 billion. The film is $23.1 million shy of moving into third place of all time and there’s a chance the film could do it, though unlikely.
Deadpool 2 dropped four spots to come in at #27 for the weekend. The film earned $177,000 domestically to bring that total to $318 million. With $414.6 million earned internationally, the film has brought in a worldwide total of $732.6 million. The sequel lags the original in every way and with a much higher budget, it’s unlikely it’ll be as profitable as the original. It is the second most successful “X” film domestically behind the original (not adjusted for inflation) and worldwide the film is in third place (again unadjusted).
In the biggest news, Black Panther was #33 for the weekend bringing in $35,000 and crossing the $700 line. The film is only the third movie to do so. Star Wars: The Force Awakens is the top film with $936.7 million and Avatar is second with $760.5 million. Internationally, Black Panther has earned $646.7 million for a worldwide total of $1.347 billion. The movie is the rare blockbuster that has earned more domestically than it has internationally.
We’ll be back for a further dive into this year’s comic adaptations.