Tom Cruise's 'Mission: Impossible - Dead Reckoning Part One' Offers $7 Million Box Office Previews

‘Mission: Impossible 7’ aims for $78 million box office opening, ‘Sound of Freedom’ remains in second place

Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One is headed for a $78 million five-day debut in North America.

The Paramount and Skydance tentpole was about to open to $90 million or more domestically, with the Tom Cruise-starring film earning a brilliant A CinemaScore from audiences and rave reviews.

If current projections are right, the film will boast the franchise’s second-best domestic opening behind it Mission: Impossible IIwhich posted a five-day debut of $78.5 million, unadjusted for inflation. Showdown opened Wednesday to give the film more runway premieres Barbie AND Oppenheimer open on July 21st

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So far, older adults are feeding Showdownwith 22% of all ticket buyers in the age group 55 and over.

Abroad, Showdown is doing excellent business on a massive $240 million global opening.

The seventh episode of Mission Impossible franchise is directed by Christopher McQuarrie. The cast also includes Hayley Atwell, Vanessa Kirby, Henry Czerny, Rebecca Ferguson, Ving Rhames and Simon Pegg.

Cruise is a favorite with theater owners. He resisted putting 2022 Top Gun: nonconformist streamed, and ended up being the highest-grossing domestic feature film released in 2022 with $774.7 million domestic, for a total of $1.49 billion globally.

The new Mission Impossible the film has faced multiple setbacks caused by COVID-19.

Elsewhere, Angel Studios’ faith-based political thriller Sound of Freedom he remains a force to be reckoned with. The film looks to take second place for the weekend with $24 million for an initial domestic total of $83 million.

Insidious: The Red Door will drop to third place in its second outing with an estimated $14 million for a 10-day domestic tally of more than $59 million.

Disney and Lucasfilm Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny and Pixar Elementary they should complete the top five.