The latest action-packed film from Tom Cruise, titled “Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One,” has left an indelible mark on the global box office scene, capturing the hearts of audiences worldwide.
With a staggering $155 million amassed from 70 markets, it’s evident that this movie holds immense popularity among international viewers.
Notably, “Mission: Impossible” has also triumphed in the domestic box office, raking in an estimated $80 million. Consequently, within a mere five days of its release, the film has achieved a remarkable total global gross of $235 million.
This extraordinary feat gains even more significance when one considers that the movie marks the seventh installment in a revered action franchise spanning 27 years.
Furthermore, the inclusion of Imax screens played a pivotal role, contributing $25 million to the movie’s overall revenue, with a groundbreaking $14 million derived from overseas markets.
Despite its promising performance, the production of “Dead Reckoning Part One” incurred substantial expenses. A hefty investment of $300 million from Paramount and Skydance encompassed costs related to COVID-induced disruptions and pandemic-driven safety measures.
Thus, to attain profitability during its theatrical run, the movie must continue to captivate global audiences, even amidst the release of other highly anticipated films like Christopher Nolan’s “Oppenheimer” and Greta Gerwig’s “Barbie,” both scheduled for July 21.
Fortunately, the illustrious “Mission: Impossible” franchise has a proven track record of surpassing modest opening weekends at the box office.
A notable instance is the 2018 installment, “Mission: Impossible – Fallout,” which began with a respectable $61 million domestically but ultimately shattered records, garnering an impressive $791 million worldwide.
Moreover, “Mission” movies traditionally secure around 70% of their overall ticket sales from international markets, serving as a valuable buffer against any potential underperformance in the domestic box office, where “Dead Reckoning” currently lags behind initial projections.