Jul 17, 2023 - Economy

"Mission: Impossible — Dead Reckoning Part One" falls shy of opening weekend expectations

Data: Box Office Mojo; Chart: Axios Visuals

Paramount's latest "Mission: Impossible" took the domestic box office crown this weekend, but fell shy of expectations.

  • The seventh installment of the Tom Cruise-led franchise brought in just over $56 million from moviegoers in the U.S. and Canada over the weekend, and a total of about $80 million since its Wednesday wide release.
  • Analysts were projecting at least $85 million over its first five days.

The big picture: "The spectacular (and perhaps unrealistic) result that Hollywood expected did not materialize, extending concern about the movie capital’s overreliance on aging franchises," Brooks Barnes at NYT notes.

🎬 Hope's review: Without giving too much away, the threat of AI looms large over the film. That, unfortunately, invoked enough fear to take me out of my seat a bit and into my head.

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