'Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation' Glides Past $60M Mark after $6.79M Monday TakeAugust 04, 2015 12:56 PM

by Daniel Garris

Paramount's Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation took in $6.79 million on Monday to lead the daily box office with ease for a fourth consecutive day. The well received fifth installment of the Tom Cruise led action franchise fell 56 percent from Sunday. Rogue Nation passed the $60 million mark yesterday and has grossed $62.31 million in four days. The film is performing towards the higher end of expectations thus far and will hope to hold up well going forward thanks in part to strong critical reviews and strong early word of mouth. Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation is currently running 21.5 percent ahead of the $51.27 million four-day start of 2006's Mission: Impossible III.

Universal's Minions placed in second with $2.00 million. The 3D computer animated prequel from Illumination Entertainment was down just 47 percent from Sunday and down a very solid 35 percent from last Monday. Wide releases in general (and especially family fare) received an extra boost on Monday from the Civic Holiday in Canada. Minions has grossed an impressive $289.58 million in 25 days. That places the film 4 percent behind the $301.65 million 25-day take of 2013's Despicable Me 2.

Ant-Man followed closely behind in third with $1.89 million. The Paul Rudd led 3D superhero film from Disney and Marvel declined 53 percent from Sunday and a respectable 43 percent from last Monday. Ant-Man has clearly taken a hit from the arrival of Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation and will be facing further direct competition from Fox's Fantastic Four beginning on Friday. Ant-Man has grossed a solid $134.22 million in 18 days, which places it just 7 percent behind the $144.88 million 18-day take of 2011's Captain America: The First Avenger.

Warner's Vacation landed in fourth place with $1.84 million. The comedy franchise re-launch starring Ed Helms and Christina Applegate fell 58 percent from Sunday, which represented the day's largest daily percentage decline among wide releases. Vacation has grossed a softer than expected $22.85 million through six days of release. The film is currently running an underwhelming 19 percent behind the $28.32 million six-day start of last year's Let's Be Cops.

Pixels rounded out Monday's top five with $1.64 million. The Adam Sandler led 3D action comedy from Sony was down 48 percent from Sunday and down 43 percent from last Monday. Pixels continues to perform significantly below expectations with a lackluster eleven-day take of $47.36 million. That places the film a disappointing 42 percent behind the $82.14 million eleven-day haul of 2013's Grown Ups 2.

Universal's Trainwreck claimed sixth place with $1.33 million. The critically acclaimed Amy Schumer led comedy declined 52 percent from Sunday and 38 percent from last Monday. Trainwreck surpassed the $80 million mark yesterday and has grossed a healthy $80.95 million in 18 days. The film is currently running an impressive 35 percent ahead of the $60.11 million 18-day gross of 2009's Julie & Julia.

Daily Domestic Gross Thu, Dec. 26 2013

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Dec. 26 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug$10,523,77113%3,92825$2,679$160,469,5462Warner Bros. / New Line
2Frozen (2013)$9,108,70343%3,335-280$2,731$219,521,4765Disney
3Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues$7,363,835-9%3,50757$2,100$63,517,0181Paramount
4The Wolf of Wall Street$6,641,180-27%2,537--$2,618$15,791,5590Paramount
5American Hustle$6,368,347-14%2,5072501$2,540$40,450,3532Sony / Columbia
6The Secret Life of Walter Mitty$4,781,588-39%2,909--$1,644$12,594,9600Fox
7Saving Mr. Banks$4,676,863-9%2,1102095$2,217$23,822,6172Disney
847 Ronin$3,670,485-48%2,689--$1,365$10,702,2200Universal
9The Hunger Games: Catching Fire$3,039,83220%2,305-1258$1,319$380,923,8435Lionsgate
10Tyler Perry's A Madea Christmas$2,229,608-25%1,803-391$1,237$36,319,0762Lionsgate
11Grudge Match$2,160,738-45%2,838--$761$6,118,2220Warner Bros.
12Walking With Dinosaurs$2,142,24124%3,231--$663$13,668,3061Fox
13Justin Bieber's Believe$1,012,500-19%1,037--$976$2,262,5000Open Road

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleThu, Dec. 26 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom$752,800-40%975971$772$2,309,4684Weinstein Company
2Philomena$475,24014%727-108$654$14,677,4235Weinstein Company
3Inside Llewyn Davis$369,940-18%160145$2,312$3,370,7153CBS Films
4Dhoom 3$363,431-58%239--$1,521$5,749,6321Yash Raj Films
5Nebraska$191,484-1%2500$766$4,973,8056Paramount Vantage
6The Book Thief$176,63913%463-524$382$17,270,4927Fox
7Thor: The Dark World$168,91512%319-1604$530$201,727,5377Disney
8Gravity$139,0012%175-328$794$254,085,40412Warner Bros.
9Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2$130,50783%303128$431$116,092,31313Sony / Columbia
1012 Years a Slave$102,87321%147-267$700$37,425,98410Fox Searchlight
11Ender's Game$75,43648%236-95$320$60,900,0268Lionsgate / Summit
12Dallas Buyers Club$74,2677%137-341$542$15,451,7968Focus
13Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa$60,8857%257-199$237$101,029,1119Paramount
14Last Vegas$58,70924%221-505$266$62,439,7618CBS Films
15The Best Man Holiday$53,9601%195-475$277$70,033,2706Universal
16Free Birds$51,47569%243-40$212$54,208,0228Relativity Media
17Captain Phillips$40,82520%111-212$368$104,427,92411Sony / Columbia
18Despicable Me 2$34,12570%175-37$195$367,607,66025Universal
19Delivery Man$30,526-1%136-1366$224$29,527,5955Disney / DreamWorks
20Escape Plan$17,208-3%110-57$156$24,888,08110Lionsgate / Summit
21Out of the Furnace$11,9993%102-1999$118$11,080,7513Relativity Media

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleThu, Dec. 26 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Her (2013)$166,988-36%4741$3,553$892,3211Warner Bros.
2Lone Survivor$26,125-29%2--$13,063$62,9670Universal
3Homefront$16,487-35%75-1175$220$20,033,4484Open Road
4All Is Lost$14,96741%83-180$180$5,882,95010Roadside Attractions
5Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters$8,18444%85-38$96$68,444,72720Fox
6About Time$8,10371%73-47$111$15,322,9218Universal
7Enough Said$8,06630%42-30$192$17,430,70714Fox Searchlight
8Lee Daniels' The Butler$7,05556%34-27$208$116,146,95519Weinstein Company
9Black Nativity$3,58438%63-83$57$6,988,9124Fox Searchlight
10Don Jon$1,8811%31-61$61$24,464,25413Relativity Media
11The Family (2013)$1,199-5%29-27$41$36,906,21215Relativity Media
12Oldboy (2013)$890-7%21-130$42$2,184,2614FilmDistrict