Tom Cruise’s Ethan Hunt returns for his latest impossible mission later this month, and according to tracking estimates, the spy sequel Mission: Impossible – Fallout is looking to set a domestic opening weekend record for the franchise.
Box office projects for Fallout are suggesting that the film is looking at a North American opening weekend of $60 million, although other estimates range from between $48 million to $65 million.
The tracking numbers came out prior to the film’s review embargo lifting, and given the high praise it is receiving [read our ★★★★★ review here], it’s certainly possible that the sixth entry in the series could exceed those projections.
Should Fallout manage $60 million (or better), it will set a new record for the series, currently held by Mission: Impossible II on $57.8 million. The previous instalment, Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation, managed $55.5 million.
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The best intentions often come back to haunt you. MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE – FALLOUT finds Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) and his IMF team (Alec Baldwin, Simon Pegg, Ving Rhames) along with some familiar allies (Rebecca Ferguson, Michelle Monaghan) in a race against time after a mission gone wrong. Henry Cavill, Angela Bassett, and Vanessa Kirby also join the dynamic cast with filmmaker Christopher McQuarrie returning to the helm.
Mission: Impossible – Fallout sees Tom Cruise joined by returning stars Rebecca Ferguson, Simon Pegg, Ving Rhames, Alec Baldwin, Sean Harris and Michelle Monaghan, along with new additions Henry Cavill (Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice), Sian Brooke (Sherlock), Angela Bassett (American Horror Story) and Vanessa Kirby (The Crown). It is set for release on July 27th, 2018.