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Tom Cruise’s ‘Mission: Impossible 7’ Starts Strong at the Box Office with $7 Million in Previews

Mission Impossible hits $7 million in its previews
Mission Impossible hits $7 million in its previews

Popular and long-running action spy series Mission: Impossible has attracted viewers all across the world. The series has grown to be associated with dramatic action and espionage thanks to its exhilarating stunts, complex stories, and memorable theme music. The seventh instalment of the franchise is now released.

Before the movie’s Wednesday general release, “Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One” exploded to $7 million in Tuesday screenings.

Because “Dead Reckoning Part One” is the first episode in the long-running series to premiere on a Wednesday rather than a Friday, comparisons are challenging. However, Tom Cruise’s teflon agent Ethan Hunt’s most recent mission, “Mission: Impossible – Fallout,” from 2018, made $6 million in previews before opening to $61 million, a franchise high.

As an additional example, when it debuted in anticipation of the Fourth of July, Disney’s “Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny” brought in $7.2 million on Thursday previews. Harrison Ford starred in the action-adventure, which went on to gross $60 million over the customary weekend and $83.5 million during the five-day holiday period.

The high-profile tentpole from Paramount and Skydance is anticipated to bring in at least $60 million from Friday to Sunday. Tickets sales for “Dead Reckoning Part One” are anticipated to hit $85 million to $95 million in North America in the first five days of release and $160 million internationally for a solid worldwide start of $250 million.

Because the $300 million budgeted “Dial of Destiny” wasn’t given enough time in theatres, “Indiana Jones” received negative press for comparable domestic ticket sales. After two weeks since its debut, it has merely just squeaked above $250 million. Despite the fact that “Mission: Impossible” films don’t always have the biggest opening weekends, they frequently remain popular on the big screen. In the instance of “Fallout,” the film finished its run with $791 million, making it the most successful installment of the 27-year-old series.

Similar tenacity is required for “Dead Reckoning Part One” at the box office. That’s because the $290 million price tag, which soared as a result of COVID-related starts and pauses and other pandemic-era safety precautions, was necessary. Additionally, the series isn’t ending. A sequel called “Dead Reckoning Part Two” is planned for release in the summer of 2015, as the awkward title suggests.

Reviews and word-of-mouth should help “Mission: Impossible 7,” which has received high marks from critics. The most recent film, directed by Christopher McQuarrie once more, follows Ethan Hunt and his Impossible Mission Force squad as they attempt to defeat “The Entity,” a mysterious and supreme artificial intelligence force. The cast is completed by Hayley Atwell, Ving Rhames, Simon Pegg, Esai Morales, Vanessa Kirby, and Pom Klementieff.

After a disappointing start to the summer blockbuster season with high-profile duds like “The Flash,” “Indiana Jones 5”, and Pixar’s “Elemental,” the seventh “Mission: Impossible” hopes to lead off a strong July at the box office. Greta Gerwig’s neon-clad “Barbie” (July 21) and Christopher Nolan’s atomic bomb epic “Oppenheimer” (also on July 21) will soon join Ethan Hunt on movie theatre marquees.

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