Tom Cruise has been actively promoting the idea of going to the movies this summer, not only to catch his latest film, “Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One,” but also to enjoy all the other exciting movies releasing during this season.
His efforts seem to have made an impact, particularly on the success of the seventh installment of the “Mission Impossible” franchise, which debuted on Wednesday and secured the top spot on the box office charts.
While the thrilling movie has received positive feedback from viewers and has been the talk of the weekend, it fell slightly short of expectations, grossing $56.2 million during its 3-day opening weekend domestically.
However, things improved when it reached the 5-day opening, as it managed to accumulate $80 million. In total, the movie has raked in an impressive $235 million worldwide.
Comparatively, during its 2018 3-day opening weekend, “Mission Impossible 6” made $61 million, meaning that “Dead Reckoning” missed surpassing its predecessor by a narrow margin.
Despite Tom Cruise’s undeniable success, even he couldn’t escape the slump that the summer box office experienced this year. Other summer blockbusters like “The Flash,” “Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny,” and Disney’s latest animated feature “Elemental” also saw underwhelming box office figures during their respective opening weekends.
Next week, the highly anticipated releases of “Oppenheimer” and “Barbie” are set to hit the screens on the same day, and they’re generating significant buzz for the double-feature event titled “Barbenheimer.” There’s hope that this lackluster summer at the box office will turn around with these exciting new releases