Tom Cruise's 'Mission: Impossible - Dead Reckoning Part One' Soars Towards Best $90 Million Franchise Opening

Tom Cruise’s ‘Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One’ Soars Towards Best $90 Million Franchise Opening

by Tom Cruise Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One is looking for a better franchise opening in the $90 million range at the domestic box office, a big start to the July tentpole. And there are many benefits, according to surveys.

Cruise is in Europe this week for the film’s premieres in Rome and London. Paramount and Skydance’s tentpole will begin opening in theaters worldwide in three weeks, including July 12 in North America, a Wednesday. The $90 million projection includes a three-day weekend estimate of $65 million or more.

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The latest installment in the popular action franchise should be another win for Cruise after the blockbuster from Paramount and Skydance Top Gun: nonconformist, which grossed nearly $1.5 billion at the worldwide box office last year despite the ongoing challenges posed by the pandemic. Box office experts believe that viewers see the new Mission Impossible pic as a sort of spiritual sequel to maverick even if the two films are not part of the same franchise.

As for the Mission series, that of 2018 Mission: Impossible – Fallout holds record for best three-day weekend opening ($61.2 million) at domestic box office, followed by 2000 Mission: Impossible II ($57.8 million), 2015 Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation ($55.5 million), 2006 Mission: Impossible III ($47.7 million), 1996 Mission Impossible ($45.4 million) and 2011 Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol ($12.8 million), not adjusted for inflation.

Cruise is a favorite with theater owners for promoting theater on streaming. He has also been praised by Steven Spielberg for his efforts. “You saved Hollywood’s ass, and you may have saved theatrical distribution,” Spielberg told Cruise during a private exchange at the 2023 Oscars luncheon that a viewer captured on video. “Seriously, maverick it could have saved the entire theater industry.

The showdown starts first is directed by Cruise’s lucky charm Christopher McQuarrie, who has directed Cruise in many of his films. McQuarrie was also at the helm Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Second partwhich will open on June 28, 2024.

Footage shown at CinemaCon in late April included an inventive chase scene in which Cruise’s Ethan Hunt is handcuffed to Hayley Atwell’s character as they flee the police and multiple factions of people who want them, most notably a character played by Pom Klementieff , whose scariest feature is how much she enjoys the chase and the resulting chaos.

In past years, Cruise has debuted stunts from previous films, such as hanging from the side of an airplane, going skydiving, or jumping a motorcycle off a cliff in Norway.

More stars inside Showdown include Rebecca Ferguson, Ving Rhames, Henry Czerny, Simon Pegg, Vanessa Kirby, Angela Bassett, Cary Elwes, Indira Varma, Rob Delaney and Charles Parnell.