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Tom Cruise's New Mission: Impossible 7 Had a Rough Domestic Opening This Weekend

Tom Cruise's New Mission: Impossible 7 Had a Rough Domestic Opening This Weekend
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Dead Reckoning – Part One didn't live up to the box-office projections, but there's a catch.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, Tom Cruise was regarded by many as 'the man who saved the cinema' after his Top Gun: Maverick pulled in record revenue in the midst of the lockdowns. After the immense success of Maverick, it was almost expected from Cruise to repeat his success with Mission: Impossible 7.

Before the release, box-office projections for Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One expected the movie to make around $90 million domestically, but that did not happen. The first weekend saw the film collect just $56.2 million in the US, and even though it was complimented by the previous two days' earnings of $23 million, the overall gross is still just around $80 million, which is not quite there yet.

Despite that, the new installment of Mission: Impossible managed to make up for its domestic underperformance with its global returns that bumped its opening weekend revenue up to $155 million. There's still a long way to go for the movie to make up for its COVID-related immense production costs of $290 million, but the interim result seems promising already.

However, if we were to say that the global returns are a good sign for the movie's upcoming weekends, we'd be lying. As you know, both Barnie and Oppenheimer release on July 21, and while the latter will take any and all IMAX screens away from Mission: Impossible, the former will bite into all other big screens Cruise has now.

Not to sound too grim, but things don't look particularly good for Dead Reckoning Part One, considering the insane competition of the following weekends and the massive loss of big screens. At this point, it would almost be a wonder if the movie manages to break even by the end of the third week, and… Yeah, this does sound grim, okay.

We'll have to wait and see how things go from here. Even though the situation looks low-key dire, it's still Tom Cruise we're talking about, so even without all those screens, the new Mission: Impossible could still make it. We just won't exactly place our bets on it, but our thoughts and prayers are with Tom on this one.

Source: Variety

Dead Reckoning – Part One didn't live up to the box-office projections, but there's a catch.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, Tom Cruise was regarded by many as 'the man who saved the cinema' after his Top Gun: Maverick pulled in record revenue in the midst of the lockdowns. After the immense success of Maverick, it was almost expected from Cruise to repeat his success with Mission: Impossible 7.

Before the release, box-office projections for Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One expected the movie to make around $90 million domestically, but that did not happen. The first weekend saw the film collect just $56.2 million in the US, and even though it was complimented by the previous two days' earnings of $23 million, the overall gross is still just around $80 million, which is not quite there yet.

Despite that, the new installment of Mission: Impossible managed to make up for its domestic underperformance with its global returns that bumped its opening weekend revenue up to $155 million. There's still a long way to go for the movie to make up for its COVID-related immense production costs of $290 million, but the interim result seems promising already.

However, if we were to say that the global returns are a good sign for the movie's upcoming weekends, we'd be lying. As you know, both Barnie and Oppenheimer release on July 21, and while the latter will take any and all IMAX screens away from Mission: Impossible, the former will bite into all other big screens Cruise has now.

Not to sound too grim, but things don't look particularly good for Dead Reckoning Part One, considering the insane competition of the following weekends and the massive loss of big screens. At this point, it would almost be a wonder if the movie manages to break even by the end of the third week, and… Yeah, this does sound grim, okay.

We'll have to wait and see how things go from here. Even though the situation looks low-key dire, it's still Tom Cruise we're talking about, so even without all those screens, the new Mission: Impossible could still make it. We just won't exactly place our bets on it, but our thoughts and prayers are with Tom on this one.

Source: Variety