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Better with age? Cruise's latest 'Impossible' tops box office

Better with age? Cruise's latest 'Impossible' tops box office

As The Hollywood Reporter reports, the sixth film in the "M:I" franchise delivered a $61.5 million domestic take and a global tally of $153.5 million.

"Mission: Impossible" is a rare blockbuster brand that is sold on a star in Cruise, not a brand like Marvel or "Star Wars".

Not accounting for inflation, it's a best for the long-running franchise, which has grossed U.S. $2.8 billion worldwide, and one of Cruise's biggest too (just shy of War of the Worlds' $64.9 million debut in 2005).

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A polar bear has been shot dead after it attacked a cruise ship guard on Norway's Svalbard archipelago, within the Arctic Circle. Svalbardposten , who was first to report about the incident, says the tourists belonged to the cruise ship " MS Bremen ".

With Fallout, McQuarrie and Cruise have crafted not only the best film of the franchise but also one of the best action films of the two decades since the franchise began. Trust me, if you're curious how Mission: Impossible - Fallout was made, you're going to enjoy this interview.

Directed by Christopher McQuarrie and partially shot down in Queenstown, Fallout has scored some of the best reviews in the series and has been in the news cycle for nearly a year.

After six movies, 22 years, countless bruises and a broken ankle, Tom Cruise's death-defying "Mission: Impossible" stunts continue to pay off at the box office.

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The climax of the film is set in Kashmir and both director McQuarrie and star Tom Cruise have gone at length about featuring the region in the film.

Trade analyst Taran Adarsh tweeted, "Mission accomplished Hollywood scores yet again #MissionImpossibleFallout opens BIGGER and BETTER than Hindi releases Also makes a dent in the biz of holdover titles #MI6 #MissionImpossible". "Here We Go Again", which fell 57 per cent in its second weekend in theatres, to earn $15 million.

Second place in the USA box office went to Mamma Mia! Considering it picked up over $7 million over the weekend, from the healthy domestic box office alone, we can expect the supers to pick up an official Billion Club invitation any day now.

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Animated threequel "Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation" is hoping to bring in another $12.4 million in its third frame, which would bring its domestic total to around $119 million. "To the Movies", which had to settle for fifth place with $10.5 million.


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