New ‘Mission: Impossible’ Movie Earns $16 Million on Opening Day – Box Office Update

Mission: Impossible

Paramount’s “Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One” had a strong opening day with $16 million, including $7 million from previews.

The film’s length of 2 hours and 43 minutes contributes to its five-day box office strategy, as Tom Cruise movies tend to have a longer run. With a current Rotten Tomatoes audience score of 94%, the film is expected to achieve a franchise record opening of $90 million by Sunday.

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In second place, “Sound of Freedom” earned $3.9 million, maintaining a steady daily gross.

The film “Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One” had a successful preview performance, bringing in $7 million. It was shown in 3,300 locations and expanded to over 4,000 theaters, including IMAX and PLF.

Tom Cruise and director Christopher McQuarrie have been on a promotional tour, greeting fans at screenings in various cities.

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“Sound of Freedom” continued its strong weekday performance, earning $4 million and surpassing “Insidious: The Red Door,” which made $3.48 million. Both films maintained even holds from Monday. “Sound of Freedom” has now reached a total of $49.7 million in its eight-day run.

Overall, “Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One” is expected to have a successful five-day box office run, aiming for a record-breaking opening for the franchise. It has received positive reviews, with a certified fresh rating of 98% on Rotten Tomatoes.

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Looking back at Tom Cruise’s previous films, “Top Gun: Maverick” had the best box office results of his career, while “Mission: Impossible – Fallout” had a strong opening and performed well in the long run. Even if “Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One” falls slightly short this weekend, Tom Cruise movies typically have a backloaded box office performance.