Two films hit the box office this weekend, Tom Cruise’s Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation and reboot Vacation. Rogue Nation is the fifth film in the spy franchise and comes to us from Paramount and Bad Robot starring Tom Cruise, Simon Pegg, Jeremy Renner, Rebecca Ferguson, and Ving Rhames. Vacation is a reboot\sequel of the 1983 Chevy Chase film of the same name. The new version stars Ed Helms, Christina Applegate, Skyler Gisondo, and Steele Stebbins with Chris Hemsworth. Chevy Chase and Beverly D’Angelo both return, though I would expect those roles to be primarily cameos.
Domestic Box Office Numbers for July 31st – August 2nd Weekend
- Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation ($56 million in opening weekend across 3,956 theaters)
- Vacation (2015) ($14.85 million in opening weekend across 4,311 theaters, totaling $21.17 million in 5-day opening)
- Ant-Man ($12.62 million in third weekend, totaling $132.15 million)
- Minions ($12.2 million in fourth weekend, totaling $287.39 million)
- Pixels ($10.4 million in second weekend, totaling $45.61 million)
- Trainwreck ($9.7 million in third weekend, totaling $79.71 million)
- Southpaw ($7.52 million in second weekend, totaling $31.578 million)
- Paper Towns ($4.6 million in second weekend, totaling $23.82 million)
- Inside Out ($4.52 million in seventh weekend, totaling $329.6 million)
- Jurassic World ($3.8 million in eighth weekend, totaling $631.5 million)
As the numbers show, Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation won the box office by more than double even with Vacation getting an extra day with their Wednesday opening. Ant-Man continues to fall about 50% per week but based on domestic numbers alone, it has finally passed its $130 million budget, making it profitable. Pixels is having a rough time falling to just $10 million in its second week and still just about 50% of the way to its budget of $88 million. Meanwhile, Amy Schumer’s Trainwreck is nearing $80 million on its $35 million budget and Southpaw just passed its $30 million budget. The big summer hitters, Inside Out and Jurassic World hold on to the last two top ten spots with Terminator: Genisys falling to 13th after five weeks in theaters, bringing its domestic total to just $87.65 million with a budget of $155 million.
Coming Soon to the Box Office
- Fantastic Four (2015)
- The Gift (2015)
- Shaun the Sheep Movie
- The Man From U.N.C.L.E.
- Straight Outta Compton
- Underdogs (2014)
What movies are you most excited to see in theaters? Did you find anything on this week’s box office list surprising? Comment below!
Box Office numbers provided by Box Office Mojo.