Tom Cruise’s mission impossible tops box office

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LA: The Mission Impossible – Fallout, the sixth and latest stunt-filled edition of the Tom Cruise action franchise has topped the weekend box office in North America, outperforming the five earlier Impossibles.

The Paramount/Skydance production took in an estimated US$61.5 million (RM250 million) for the three-day weekend, according to industry tracker Exhibitor Relations, more than quadrupling the US$15 million earned by second-place Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again.

“Mamma Mia” OF Universal Pictures clung to the second spot for a second straight weekend, though its take was nearly 60 percent below its opening. In third was Sony´s “The Equalizer 2,” with Denzel Washington again playing a former black-ops agent — and now low-profile Lyft driver — drawn into action to avenge a friend´s death. It took in $14 million.


The fourth spot went to another Sony film, “Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation,” at $12.3 million. The animated comedy, whose voice cast includes Adam Sandler and Selena Gomez, follows Count Dracula and his family as they get away from their hotel for their own vacation.

In fifth was a new release, Warner Bros.´ family-friendly “Teen Titans Go! To the Movies,” at $10.5 million, which Variety called slightly disappointing given the film´s 90 percent rating on Rotten Tomatoes. The first feature film based on a popular animated series, “Titans” has a voice cast including Kristen Bell, Will Arnett and Greg Cipes.

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