Hollywood's biggest action star has made the impossible look possible once again - the latest in the "Mission Impossible" series cruised to the top of the box office, with $35 million in weekend sales it was projected today, according to BoxOffice Mojo.
Paramount's sixth entry in the blockbuster series is expected to have made up to $124.5 million in North American sales over its first ten days of release (which ends late tonight) according to studio estimates gathered by comScore. The latest movie, subtitled "Fallout" is also outperforming the previous movies in the series, analysts said.
Two other new movies held the next two spots: "Disney's Christopher Robin" took in $25 million and the buddy comedy "The Spy Who Dumped Me" starring Mila Kunis and Kate McKinnon earned $12 million in weekend sales.
Disney's Black Panther also got some good news this weekend as it became just the third movie to bring in over $700 million at the domestic box office after 25 weeks in theaters. It's also the first 2018 release to remain in theaters for 25 weeks straight.
"Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again" finished fourth this week after banking another $9 million at the box office. That brings its three-week total to just over $91 million.
Denzel Washington's latest movie, "The Equalizer 2" fell to fifth place after three weeks in theaters. The sequel to the 2014 action thriller has taken in just shy of $80 million.
"Hotel Transylvania 3" ($8.2 million), "Ant-Man And The Wasp" (6.2 million), "The Darkest Minds" ($5.8 million), "Incredibles 2" ($5 million) and "Teen Titans Go! To The Movies" ($4.9 million) rounded out the rest of the top ten at the box office.