Paramount and Skydance’s “Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One” will set a five-day opening domestic record for the franchise with $80 million, marking the best five-day opening of the film series to date.
That beats “Mission: Impossible II” with $78.8 million back in 2000. The sixth entry ‘Fallout’ still holds the three-day record with $61.2 million as compared to Dead Reckoning’s $56.2 million.
Like Bond, the franchise is always a much stronger powerhouse overseas with the worldwide total tracking for a global opening at $235 million – a start well over that of “Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny” which only opened to $130 million worldwide two weeks ago.
In like-for-like markets, it’s tracking 15% ahead of ‘Fallout’ overall, aside from China – where it fell 66%. Unlike Indy, the new ‘Mission’ has scored great reviews, including a 96% on Rotten Tomatoes and a CinemaScore of ‘A’ from audiences.
With a budget of nearly $300 million before marketing, the film will need legs to sustain itself in the coming weeks.
“Sound of Freedom” came in second with $25 million for the three-day, up 25% from last week. It has collected an impressive $83 million after two weeks of release. “Insidious: The Red Door” was third with $13 million and has made $58 million domestically so far.
“Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny” was fourth with a further $12 million, whilst “Elemental” closed out the top five with $8.7 million. Meanwhile, “The Flash” is reportedly estimated to be closing out its global theatrical run, with the film having grossed just $106 million domestically so far as it’s on the verge of exiting cinemas. That puts it behind the infamous flop “Green Lantern” by around $10 million.