'Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation' Bows to Solid $20.3 Million on FridayAugust 01, 2015 04:20 AM

by BoxOffice Staff

Paramount reports that Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation earned $20.3 million on opening day Friday, including Thursday night's $4 million start. Yesterday's bow was almost 4 percent stronger than 2011's Rise of the Planet of the Apes ($19.5 million), which also opened in early August. Rogue's first day take is also 22 percent higher than Mission: Impossible III's $16.6 million bow in May 2006, which adjusts to a comparable $20.6 million using 2015 ticket prices. Early word of mouth for the fifth installment in the series is excellent as the pic boasts an "A-" CinemaScore and a 93 percent Flixster user score, one of the three best day-after-release scores among all 2015 releases -- and that's on top of its excellent 93 percent rating from critics. Beyond the film's strong reviews, goodwill from the previous blockbuster installment (Ghost Protocol) is carrying over here. We fully expect long legs throughout the remainder of summer. BoxOffice is projecting an opening weekend around $55 million for the Tom Cruise vehicle.

In second place, the Vacation revamp added $4.5 million on Friday, giving it a domestic total of $10.82 million through three days of play. By comparison, that's 46 percent lower than We're the Millers at the same point. Unfortunately, the comedy sequel isn't finding much traction following negative reviews (28 percent on Rotten Tomatoes) and poor word of mouth (64 percent on Flixster; "B" CinemaScore). BoxOffice is projecting a three-day weekend of $13.9 million for Vacation, which would give it a disappointing overall five-day start of $20.2 million.

Meanwhile, Ant-Man claimed third place yesterday with $3.625 million (off 50 percent from last Friday). That gives Marvel's 12th chapter $123.15 million through 15 days of release. BoxOffice projects a $12.4 million third frame.

Just behind in fourth place, Minions declined 47 percent from last Friday to $3.6 million yesterday. The prequel has now banked $278.8 million domestically. Look for a weekend around $12 million, according to Universal.

Filling out the top five, Pixels sank 65 percent from its opening day last week to $3.15 million yesterday. With an underwhelming eight-day domestic tally of $38.36 million, the Adam Sandler pic is heading toward a sophomore frame around $10.3 million.

Check BoxOffice on Sunday for official weekend estimates from the studios.

Weekend Actuals (Domestic) Fri, Dec. 17 - Sun, Dec. 19

Wide (1000+)

1TRON: Legacy$44,026,211--3,451--$12,758$44,026,2111Disney
2Yogi Bear$16,411,322--3,515--$4,669$16,411,3221Warner Bros.
3The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader$12,388,662-48%3,5550$3,485$42,752,2372Fox
4The Fighter$12,135,4683945%2,5032499$4,848$12,569,4032Paramount
6The Tourist$8,522,287-48%2,7560$3,092$30,613,5202Sony / Columbia
7How Do You Know$7,484,696--2,483--$3,014$7,484,6961Sony / Columbia
8Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1$5,022,361-41%2,860-717$1,756$265,723,6185Warner Bros.
9Unstoppable (2010)$1,843,696-50%1,874-1093$984$77,386,3046Fox
10Burlesque$1,425,855-55%1,510-1366$944$35,537,7654Sony / Screen Gems
11Due Date$1,262,257-51%1,157-833$1,091$97,327,1797Warner Bros.
12Love and Other Drugs$1,111,878-63%1,093-1147$1,017$30,201,1414Fox
13Megamind$690,573-73%1,025-1400$674$141,641,5357Paramount / DreamWorks

Limited (100 — 999)

1Black Swan$8,383,479154%959869$8,742$15,791,7533Fox Searchlight
2127 Hours$556,044-45%307-109$1,811$9,321,5717Fox Searchlight
3Faster (2010)$433,950-75%660-1446$658$22,500,4984CBS Films
4Red (2010)$336,572-22%439-125$767$88,429,99310Summit
5The Social Network$282,025-1%2281$1,237$91,840,92612Sony / Columbia
6Fair Game (2010)$219,973-60%268-168$821$8,650,3887Summit
7The Next Three Days$183,486-82%361-1065$508$20,946,5365Lionsgate
8Despicable Me$171,325-10%233-25$735$250,493,64024Universal
9Morning Glory (2010)$117,651-77%263-741$447$30,568,9896Paramount
10Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole$107,164-32%210-78$510$55,194,66613Warner Bros.
11The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest$92,964-40%114-55$815$4,855,6298Music Box
12The Warrior's Way$84,571-91%217-1405$390$5,504,3883Relativity Media
13Paranormal Activity 2$82,53882%17449$474$84,436,9789Paramount
15Easy A$73,468-27%161-42$456$58,401,46414Sony / Screen Gems
16Hereafter$71,078126%232145$306$32,576,84110Warner Bros.
17The Town$57,591-56%144-111$400$92,074,85714Warner Bros.
18Skyline$55,965-63%123-154$455$21,371,4256Universal / Rogue

Platform (1 — 99)

1The King's Speech$1,097,13185%4324$25,515$2,936,9594Weinstein Company
2I Love You Phillip Morris$148,301-3%4914$3,027$522,8123Roadside Attractions
3Hubble 3D$101,1664%56-1$1,807$19,351,72340Warner Bros. / IMAX
4The Polar Express (2010 re-issue)$96,049-18%150$6,403$478,6467Warner Bros.
5Inside Job$70,055-44%75-41$934$3,266,35711Sony Pictures Classics
6The Tempest$58,13637%2116$2,768$121,5262Disney
7Rabbit Hole$53,778--5--$10,756$53,7781Lionsgate
8All Good Things$51,365-18%3515$1,468$194,2083Magnolia Pictures
9Made in Dagenham$41,53495%3116$1,340$268,6095Sony Pictures Classics
10Life As We Know It$40,499-31%75-45$540$52,275,97311Warner Bros.
11For Colored Girls$37,322-75%79-164$472$37,626,0457Lionsgate
12Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale$35,68044%169$2,230$87,9113Oscilloscope
13Casino Jack$34,528--7--$4,933$34,5281IDP/ATO Pictures
14Under the Sea 3D$28,76413%110$2,615$25,084,93297Warner Bros. / IMAX
15Inception$25,929-48%62-46$418$292,511,47323Warner Bros.
16Tiny Furniture$20,385-48%20-1$1,019$228,8116IFC
17Jackass 3D$17,885-60%50-58$358$116,875,62110Paramount
18White Material$16,072-2%141$1,148$220,0465IFC
19Tamara Drewe$14,952-59%29-30$516$509,22111Sony Pictures Classics
20Stone$13,93763%6445$218$1,796,02411Relativity / Overture
21Conviction$11,968-65%33-42$363$6,768,06310Fox Searchlight
22Vision: From the Life of Hildegard von Bingen$9,960-34%6-4$1,660$290,87610Zeitgeist Films
23Bhutto$9,919228%42$2,480$26,1353First Run Features
24You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger$9,297-53%18-46$517$3,208,29613Sony Pictures Classics
25Waiting for 'Superman'$8,083-61%33-22$245$6,410,25713Paramount Vantage
27Night Catches Us$6,147-45%5-4$1,229$41,3293Magnolia
28Enter the Void$5,59816%4-6$1,400$332,01913IFC Films
29Kings of Pastry$5,379-49%7-3$768$249,10014First Run
30Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps$5,096-64%14-24$364$52,474,61613Fox
31Client 9: The Rise and Fall of Eliot Spitzer$5,094-39%9-5$566$162,8787Magnolia
32Deep Sea 3D$5,063-3%30$1,688$43,922,570251Warner Bros. / IMAX
33Budrus$4,61688%30$1,539$65,53311Balcony Releasing
34And Everything is Going Fine$4,131-41%10$4,131$16,8362IFC
35Sea Monsters: A Prehistoric Adventure$3,725-27%30$1,242$23,468,520168National Geographic
36Monsters (2010)$3,688-19%6-5$615$235,1998Magnolia
37Winter's Bone$3,54231%41$886$6,237,37128Roadside Attractions
38The Salvation Poem$3,464-46%1-9$3,464$487,00410CanZion Films
39Inspector Bellamy$3,458-50%2-2$1,729$105,8938IFC Films
41Guy and Madeline on a Park Bench$2,495100%20$1,248$17,6847Variance Films
42Breathless (2010 re-issue)$2,42055%31$807$363,03030Rialto
43Genius Within: The Inner Life of Glenn Gould$2,3081090%21$1,154$159,76315Lorber
44Mademoiselle Chambon$2,255123%42$564$529,51130Lorber
45Marwencol$2,190-61%3-3$730$63,29211Cinema Guild
48Jean-Michel Basquiat: The Radiant Child$1,710--1--$1,710$256,24222Arthouse Films
49The Wildest Dream: Conquest of Everest$1,677-75%2-2$839$681,23020National Geographic
50Undertow (2009)$1,639-5%32$546$53,77514Wolfe Releasing
51Strange Powers: Stephin Merritt and the Magnetic Fields$1,550-53%2-3$775$53,5798Variance Films
52The Legend of Pale Male$1,444-73%3-1$481$30,5734Balcony
53Hemingway's Garden of Eden$1,404-89%5-9$281$20,9522Roadside Attractions
54Last Train Home$1,348-80%3-3$449$285,84816Zeitgeist Films
55William S. Burroughs: A Man Within$1,229158%21$615$30,2485Oscilloscope
56My Dog Tulip$1,081-66%2-1$541$142,53816New Yorker Films
57Get Low$1,031-62%4-6$258$9,106,80221Sony Pictures Classics
58Waste Land$865-74%1-2$865$99,8478Arthouse Films
59Henri-Georges Clouzot's Inferno$786--2--$393$23,95523Flicker Alley
60Mesrine: Killer Instinct$746-20%30$249$533,05617Music Box
61Feed the Fish$684-62%1-3$684$80,7725Strand
62Lebanon$577122%10$577$367,79862Sony Pictures Classics
63A Woman, a Gun, and a Noodle Shop$487-63%2-1$244$190,66616Sony Pictures Classics
64Animal Kingdom$389--1--$389$1,011,75619Sony Pictures Classics
65Hideaway (2009)$207--1--$207$34,42215Strand
66What If...$203-81%1-3$203$767,54518Five & Two Pictures
67Cool It$146-86%2-8$73$62,5666Roadside Attractions
68Metropolis (1927) (2010 re-issue)$135--1--$135$529,60333Kino International
69Mesrine: Public Enemy #1$40-98%1-2$40$262,17616Music Box
70To the Sea$26--1--$26$55,70923Film Movement
71The Girl Who Played With Fire$20-98%1-2$20$7,634,78024Music Box
72The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2009)$20-96%10$20$10,091,30840Music Box