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Jul 29 2018

Box Office Possible - Fallout

by Nathaniel R

TheMission Impossiblefranchise (in movie form at least) is 22 years old and just won't quit (and neither will Tom Cruise) having its best opening weekend yet with film #6,Fallout.It's also Cruise's second biggest opening weekend ever after onlyWar of the Worlds(2005).My personal favorite of the M:I franchise isGhost Protocolfrom 2011.Yours?

Weekend Box Office Estimates
(July 27th-29th)

800+ screens
excluding prev.wide
Mission: Impossible - Fallout Blindspotting
1.BLINDSPOTTING$1.3 on 523 screens (cum.$1.7)
2.MAMMA MIA!HERE WE GO AGAIN$15 (cum.$70.4)REVIEW 2.EIGHTH GRADE$1.3 on 158 screens (cum.$2.9)CAPSULE REVIEW
3.THE EQUALIZER 2$14 (cum.$64.2)
3.THREE IDENTICAL STRANGERS$1.2 on 433 screens (cum.$6.7)REVIEW
4.HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA 3$12.3 (cum.$119.2)
4.LEAVE NO TRACE$499k on 289 screens (cum.$4.6)TRAILER DISCUSSION
5.DON'T WORRY HE WON'T GET FAR ON FOOT$351k on 266 screens (cum.$860k)

Ant Man and the Waspgets good news this weekend.Sort of.That extra eight million pushed it over the originalThorandAnt Manfilms in Marvel's 20 film "universe"so it's now in 16th place instead of 18th.It probably won't climb higher than that since it would need another 23 million to beatThor: The Dark World.(Dead last in the Cinematic Universe is stillThe Incredible Hulk(2008) which will likely remain so since they've perfected their formula now.)

On the other hand if you adjust for inflationAnt Man and the Waspis second to last,still,ahead of onlyThe Incredible Hulk.

Ant-Man and the Wasp Detective Dee 3
7.INCREDIBLES 2$7.1 (cum.$572.7)CAPSULE REVIEW 7.MCQUEEN$84k on 5 screens  (cum.$247k)REVIEW
8.SANJU$79k on 44 screens (cum.$7.8)
9.SKYSCRAPER$5.4 (cum.$59.1) 9..PUZZLE$63k on 5 screens*NEW*
10.THE FIRST PURGE$2.2 (cum.$65.4) 10.YELLOW SUBMARINE (rerelease)$38k on 40 screens (cum.$776K)
= new or expanding its theater count
numbers (in millions unless otherwise noted) frombox office mojo

In other box office news that's not reflected on these charts...

The Mr Rogers documentaryWon't You Be My Neighbor?crossed the $20 million mark.It's now the 6th highest grossing documentary of this entire decade.It's the type of documentary gross that's usually reserved for Disney nature spectacles and pop concerts on film.

Finally,Oceans 8pushed pastReady Player Onethis weekend to become the 9th biggest hit of 2018 (thus far).

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Reader Comments (27)

Looks like Mamma Mia 2 is looking good still

July 29,2018 | Unregistered CommenterJamie

I liked "Fallout"a lot,but agree that "Ghost Protocol"is still best in the franchise.Kind of a weirdly pure action movie - there's no real context,no subtext.It's not about anything other than whatever is happening on screen at any given moment.

And the producers were right about making Cavill keep the mustache.

July 29,2018 | Unregistered CommenterDave S.

That Mission: Impossible opening is actually the second lowest of the franchise if you adjust for inflation (ahead of Ghost Protocol,which had a weird IMAX-only opening).The top spot adjusted is still M:I-2,which had the craziest of hype behind it and is actually still the highest overall grossing of the six even without adjusting for inflation despite being very very bad.The highest grossing one adjusted is actually the first one.That's all domestic,worldwide Ghost Protocol is the highest grossing pretty much any way you cut it.

July 29,2018 | Unregistered CommenterMJS

At this point the lack of a Neighbor review just feels like you're trolling me.:P

July 29,2018 | Unregistered Commentereurocheese

My best is Rogue Nation and Rebecca Ferguson is a great addition to the franchise.In Fallout the director uses all the Superman's limitations in his favor.Tom Cruise is generous with the cast and allows the other actors to have their moments.Maybe Guy Ritchie should have made The Man From UNCLE like Mission Impossible,bringing the characters to our time.

July 29,2018 | Unregistered CommenterGiovanni

I saw Leave No Trace and Three Identical Strangers.Both are absolutely extraordinary,the latter for reasons I didn't expect.Let's just say the last two-thirds are as shocking as anything that will come along this year.

July 29,2018 | Unregistered Commenterken s

Blindspotting set in Oakland,California is excellent.I did not know how they were going to pull off all the storylines but they did.It's so timely for this period of U.S.history.Daveed Diggs is excellent and it has a performance by Rafael Casal that is stunning and perfect.Highly recommend.

July 29,2018 | Unregistered CommenterTom Ford

My favorite Mission Impossible is probably Ghost Protocol but I loved Rogue Nation and Rebecca Ferguson's performance.

July 29,2018 | Unregistered CommenterJackie

Is Ghost Protocol the one with Léa Seydoux and the Burj Khalifa?Because that's the film which,after her Midnight in Paris cameo,made me sit up and take notice of a major new talent on our hands.(Brad Bird is an excellent action director,by the way.)

I *finally* saw Ocean's 8 and agree,with film Twitter,that "darling Annie Hathaway"(to quote Streep's immortal 2006 Globes speech) is definitely MVP.I also wanted Blanchett and Bullock to have an 8-is-the-warmest-number sapphic sex scene because...what exactly were they emitting there?#hot

July 29,2018 | Unregistered CommenterMareko

I finally saw Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom.It was better than I thought although expectations were set at a low bar.But it still didn't feel like a Jurassic Park movie.It was surprisingly dark,and there was no sense of wonder or grandeur that even the worst sequels had moments of.

July 29,2018 | Unregistered CommenterTom G.

My favorite is III.The only MI film to flesh out Ethan's personal life/baggage/etc.Forget the mystery box thing,everything else about that movie is impeccable,particularly Phillip Hoffman,the best villain in the series.Fallout is a close second though.Best set pieces in the series.

July 29,2018 | Unregistered Commentertonytr

I adored Fallout and I have no clue how the cameraman survived that movie,let alone Tom Cruise.I was literally hysterically laughing for half the credits with my friend because it was such a blast.

Rogue Nation is probably still my number one.Rebecca Ferguson is an incredible find and deserves more roles to showcase her talents.The Opera setpiece is the best of the series.And I say this as a huge huge huge fan of Hitchcock,but I think the opera scene is actually kinda an improvement on both versions of The Man Who Knew Too Much.

July 30,2018 | Unregistered Commenterchasm301

MoviePass was acting up all weekend so I ended up watching Antonio Banderas' "Security"on Netflix after a recommendation.That was quite a fun concise film which would if like "Die Hard"and "Home Alone"had a baby.

July 30,2018 | Unregistered CommenterGeorge P

"M:I"was sold out,so saw "Sorry to Bother You",and....I just don't know what I just saw.

It was funny,and visually inventive,but....I don't know what I just saw.

July 30,2018 | Unregistered Commenterforever1267

I watched Don't Worry,He Won't Get Far On Foot.It was an ok movie.It lacked something though,maybe not enough suspense.But the acting was really good.Another great performance by Phoenix and I thought Jonah Hill was almost the best I've seen.He was unrecognizable.

July 30,2018 | Unregistered CommenterRod

MoviePass was acting up for me too so I rented BEACH RATS from Redbox.

Beautiful cinematography and wow what a stunning,brave performance from the young male lead!

July 30,2018 | Unregistered CommenterDAVID

I caught up on both Leave No Trace and Three Identical Strangers.Both very good.I'm so glad to see Debra Granik back to directing narrative films,and I really loved how Leave No Trace focuses on the comfort animals can bring at times.I hope we don't have to wait 8 years for her next narrative feature.

It was for the best that I didn't know much about Three Identical Strangers before seeing it.It made me think a lot about my relationships with my brother and my parents.

I also caught up with I Feel Pretty and You Were Never Really Here.I Feel Pretty was funny (you all were right about Michelle Williams - she was brilliant),but I do think that Amy Schumer seems overly focused on her physical appearance in her work and it's become rather tiresome.

You Were Never Really Here was incredibly strong at points and well-filmed,but some of the song choices (particularly the final song in the diner) really dragged it down for me.

July 30,2018 | Unregistered CommenterSuzanne

Saw MAMMA MIA 2.So delightful.

I feel the litmus test for people I'd like to be friends with would be to show them this movie and ask if they enjoyed it.Because whatever you can say about the movie's quality...if you didn't enjoy it,what's your damage?

July 30,2018 | Unregistered CommenterRyan T.

I saw "Where is Kyra?"and enjoyed it.The film itself was solid but unspectacular.It was really nice to see Pfeiffer take on and excel in a substantial leading role,though.It's been way too long!

July 30,2018 | Unregistered CommenterJJM

I hope Henry Cavill be the sex man alive this year because no one could be so good looking with everything (shaved in Sand Castle,thin in Woody Allen movie,shape in Imortals,God in Superman,mustache in M:I 6 and style in Man from U.N.C.L.E.)

July 30,2018 | Unregistered CommenterJon

@Jon - but has Cavill ever been full on sexualized in a major film?I mean like not just barechested for half a second,or climbing in/out of a tub,but has a full-on sexy,romantic relationship with someone including a sex scene or something like that?He's so gorgeous but he's always in these action movies that barely objectify him.

I saw Come Back,Little Sheba which definitely feels like a filmed play but I liked Booth quite a bit.But she and Lancaster had an...odd...chemistry and Terry Moore was just not good for the first half.

Saw Eighth Grade - ugh,so good!Elsie Fisher is such a find.And Josh Hamilton was great (the whole cast was,really).Some of the bombastic music cues work but some were just too much.

Saw Postcards from the Edge since I hadn't seen it for a really long time.MacLaine is great (and clearly supporting - you dropped the ball,Academy!) but Meryl felt miscast.She of course nails the drama and her two songs are great but she didn't get the droll delivery required of Carrie Fisher's great punchlines.

July 30,2018 | Unregistered CommenterDJDeeJay


Try the Tudors.You get Henry Cavill totally naked (filmed from behind)

July 30,2018 | Unregistered Commenterken s.

I saw "Mamma Mia 2"and enjoyed more than the first film-it's a very gay film bright colors,the young male eye candy and of course the eternal Cher.But curiously the gay Dad character is not given a romantic partner at fade out.

July 30,2018 | Unregistered CommenterJaragon

RIP moviepass.You were great while you lasted

July 30,2018 | Unregistered CommenterPatagonia

Henry Cavill needs to make a film with a gay director who can exploit his masculine beauty

July 31,2018 | Unregistered CommenterJaragon

@jaragon - exactly

July 31,2018 | Unregistered CommenterDJDeeJay

MoviePass is DOA.Talk about a con.I am enjoying Safe with Michael C.Hall.It's morbid and campy,oddly engaging.If you like Dexter,mysteries and being stoned,this is your show.

August 1,2018 | Unregistered CommenterSister Rona Barrett

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