Monday, June 17, 2024

Blockbuster Fallout for “Mission Impossible”: Friday Box Office $23 Million, Will Beat Last Two Installments


The fallout from the new “Mission Impossible” is pretty, pretty good.

The new movie made $23 million last night in combo with Thursday previews. It beat the last installment, “Rogue Nation”  by $3 million.

If “Fallout” can clear $55.5 mil for the weekend, it will be the biggest “Mission Impossible” movie ever. This chapter opened in the largest number of theaters you can find in the US– 4,386. That’s about 400 more locations than “Rogue Nation.”

“Fallout” exceeds “Ghost Protocol,” which had a limited opening and platformed up over its first two weeks.

Meantime. “Black Panther” hits $700 million today. Amazing. Bravo!


Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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