Tuesday, April 23, 2024

“Mission Impossible: Fallout” Has Opening Weekend of $61.5 Mil US, $153.5 Worldwide


Uneasy memories of box office duds “The Mummy” and “American Made” were soothed for Tom Cruise this weekend. “Mission Impossible Fallout” scored $61.5 mil US and $153.5 mil worldwide.

The latest installment of the series had the biggest opening weekend yet. Plus, at least this time Cruise will get back into China at the end of August. “The Mummy” made $91 million there, but “American Made” wasn’t even released there.

Of course, “Fallout” can attribute some of its extra success to the fact that it opened in more US locations than almost every other film this year.

Meantime, this is the summer of documentaries. “Mister Rogers: Won’t You Be My Friend” just crossed the $20 million mark. Many of other docs are booming. But the Whitney Houston doc, “Whitney,” has beenĀ  disappointment. I guess her fans wanted to see great performances and the inner workings behind the scenes of concerts, and in the studio. They got something quite different.

Roger Friedman
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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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