Grosses

'Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation' Bows to Solid $20.3 Million on FridayAugust 01, 2015 04:20 AM

by BoxOffice Staff

Paramount reports that Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation earned $20.3 million on opening day Friday, including Thursday night's $4 million start. Yesterday's bow was almost 4 percent stronger than 2011's Rise of the Planet of the Apes ($19.5 million), which also opened in early August. Rogue's first day take is also 22 percent higher than Mission: Impossible III's $16.6 million bow in May 2006, which adjusts to a comparable $20.6 million using 2015 ticket prices. Early word of mouth for the fifth installment in the series is excellent as the pic boasts an "A-" CinemaScore and a 93 percent Flixster user score, one of the three best day-after-release scores among all 2015 releases -- and that's on top of its excellent 93 percent rating from critics. Beyond the film's strong reviews, goodwill from the previous blockbuster installment (Ghost Protocol) is carrying over here. We fully expect long legs throughout the remainder of summer. BoxOffice is projecting an opening weekend around $55 million for the Tom Cruise vehicle.

In second place, the Vacation revamp added $4.5 million on Friday, giving it a domestic total of $10.82 million through three days of play. By comparison, that's 46 percent lower than We're the Millers at the same point. Unfortunately, the comedy sequel isn't finding much traction following negative reviews (28 percent on Rotten Tomatoes) and poor word of mouth (64 percent on Flixster; "B" CinemaScore). BoxOffice is projecting a three-day weekend of $13.9 million for Vacation, which would give it a disappointing overall five-day start of $20.2 million.

Meanwhile, Ant-Man claimed third place yesterday with $3.625 million (off 50 percent from last Friday). That gives Marvel's 12th chapter $123.15 million through 15 days of release. BoxOffice projects a $12.4 million third frame.

Just behind in fourth place, Minions declined 47 percent from last Friday to $3.6 million yesterday. The prequel has now banked $278.8 million domestically. Look for a weekend around $12 million, according to Universal.

Filling out the top five, Pixels sank 65 percent from its opening day last week to $3.15 million yesterday. With an underwhelming eight-day domestic tally of $38.36 million, the Adam Sandler pic is heading toward a sophomore frame around $10.3 million.

Check BoxOffice on Sunday for official weekend estimates from the studios.

Weekend domestic gross

WeekendTop 10 GrossChg. LW%Total GrossChg. LW% Top movie of the week
01 (Jan 02 - Jan 04)$125,847,309--$153,826,448--The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies
02 (Jan 09 - Jan 11)$104,708,370-17%$125,338,635-19%Taken 3
03 (Jan 16 - Jan 18)$178,963,57071%$201,244,11161%American Sniper
04 (Jan 23 - Jan 25)$136,480,820-24%$157,464,629-22%American Sniper
05 (Jan 30 - Feb 01)$80,089,127-41%$100,338,212-36%American Sniper
06 (Feb 06 - Feb 08)$132,753,77466%$149,816,98649%The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water
07 (Feb 13 - Feb 15)$196,187,39248%$211,286,94341%Fifty Shades of Grey
08 (Feb 20 - Feb 22)$103,802,091-47%$115,332,590-45%Fifty Shades of Grey
09 (Feb 27 - Mar 01)$88,810,278-14%$102,832,789-11%Focus (2015)
10 (Mar 06 - Mar 08)$72,251,925-19%$86,989,495-15%CHAPPiE
11 (Mar 13 - Mar 15)$115,580,19060%$130,002,87649%Cinderella (2015)
12 (Mar 20 - Mar 22)$117,323,6182%$130,036,4540%The Divergent Series: Insurgent
13 (Mar 27 - Mar 29)$139,905,37419%$149,591,05215%Home (2015)
14 (Apr 03 - Apr 05)$216,669,85955%$223,837,31550%Furious 7
15 (Apr 10 - Apr 12)$123,422,897-43%$131,021,667-41%Furious 7
16 (Apr 17 - Apr 19)$108,634,824-12%$119,404,513-9%Furious 7
17 (Apr 24 - Apr 26)$80,145,066-26%$97,118,652-19%Furious 7
18 (May 01 - May 03)$224,022,810180%$232,793,751140%Avengers: Age of Ultron
19 (May 08 - May 10)$119,680,542-47%$131,163,817-44%Avengers: Age of Ultron
20 (May 15 - May 17)$175,450,24247%$183,830,88740%Pitch Perfect 2
21 (May 22 - May 24)$144,619,728-18%$154,224,038-16%Tomorrowland
22 (May 29 - May 31)$131,136,807-9%$138,455,513-10%San Andreas
23 (Jun 05 - Jun 07)$122,790,825-6%$132,521,168-4%Spy (2015)
24 (Jun 12 - Jun 14)$266,035,144117%$273,574,516106%Jurassic World
25 (Jun 19 - Jun 21)$238,740,396-10%$247,780,432-9%Jurassic World
26 (Jun 26 - Jun 28)$174,073,731-27%$183,844,804-26%Jurassic World
27 (Jul 03 - Jul 05)$127,004,488-27%$135,303,240-26%Inside Out (2015)
28 (Jul 10 - Jul 12)$202,438,83459%$214,566,41659%Minions
29 (Jul 17 - Jul 19)$178,681,351-12%$193,635,116-10%Ant-Man
30 (Jul 24 - Jul 26)$138,375,788-23%$151,019,647-22%Ant-Man