17 Jul – Blockbuster movies continue to not do as well at the box office, as "Mission: Impossible - Dead Reckoning Part One" comes in behind expectations for its five-day US debut.
Despite topping the weekend box office chart, the movie, which was released on Wednesday instead of the usual Friday in order to have more time before "Barbie" and "Oppenheimer" arrive on 21 July, was expected to open to USD 90 million or more, but debuted at USD 80 million instead, including the three-day USD 56.2 million domestically.
However, it did much better internationally, making USD 155 million at the box office for a USD 235 million global tally. It is noted that the movie has to do more to be considered a success seeing that it cost USD 295 million to make sans marketing.
The movie, the seventh of the franchise, is directed by Christopher McQuarrie. It also sees the return of Simon Pegg, Ving Rhames, Rebecca Ferguson, and Vanessa Kirby alongside superstar Tom Cruise, with the addition of Hayley Atwell.
Meanwhile, "Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny" has now grossed USD 302.4 million globally in its second week.