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.
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.
“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.
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.