Paramount Pictures found gold when the Mission Impossible franchise found new life in 2011 with Ghost Protocol. Now seven years later, only two sequels have been spawned with the ante getting raised each time. This week saw the release of the sixth installment, Fallout, and both critics and audiences alike are praising it as one of the best in the series. What is there not to love with the addition of more ridiculous stunts and Henry Cavill? With no end in sight for Mission Impossible, Variety is reporting that Fallout is on set to break a new record for the highest opening for the entire franchise.
The film is predictably going to take the number one spot at the box office this week followed by Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again and The Equalizer 2. Original estimates had the film opening between $50 and $65 million. The final estimates are now placing the film at $59 million. The previous installment, Rogue Nation, opened at $55 million and went on to globally gross $682 million Fallout is going to set a new personal best for opening week and if the hype train does not come to a full stop- it might end up being the highest grossing Mission Impossible film. Tom Cruise running at full speed for continuous shots never seems to fail.
Written and Directed by Christopher McQuarrie, Fallout sees top spy Ethan Hunt and his team go on a mission so complex that I simply do not have enough room to explain. Seriously go watch how ridiculously fun this film gets. Let us know your thoughts on our social media and stay tuned for more updates on the Mission Impossible franchise!