Following a promising mid-week opening, Paramount’s Mission: Impossible — Dead Reckoning Part One managed to amass an impressive $23 million ahead of its debut weekend. Friday saw the film pulling in an additional $16 million, with current projections estimating an extensive five-day opening total of $78 million. This figure, however, falls short of the predicted $90 million expected for the seventh installment of this iconic action franchise.
This sum is also marginally lower than the $83 million five-day opening earned by Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny last month. Despite Dial of Destiny’s perceived disappointing debut — the film continues to face challenges — Dead Reckoning Part One is anticipated to steadily gain momentum in the forthcoming weeks. There are two key reasons behind this expectation. Even though Dead Reckoning Part One and Dial of Destiny are both aging franchises that incurred similar production costs (about $300 million), the seventh Mission: Impossible has been embraced more enthusiastically by audiences and critics alike. It is also projected to outperform the fifth Indiana Jones movie on an international scale. While Dial of Destiny scraped together around $130 million in its global debut, Dead Reckoning Part One is forecasted to amass approximately $240 million worldwide by Sunday.
Currently, the movie boasts a “fresh” rating of 96% on Rotten Tomatoes and has received an excellent A CinemaScore from its initial audiences, an encouraging sign for its future success. Ross Bonaime from FilmSweep lauded it as “undoubtedly one of the finest action films this summer” in his review. Even with the imminent arrival of Barbie and Oppenheimer next week, Dead Reckoning Part One aims to steadily perform throughout the summer, unlike the common trend of front-loaded blockbusters seen these days.
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In a surprising turn of events, Sound of Freedom — the QAnon-adjacent thriller starring Jim Caviezel — actually climbed to the second spot in its second weekend and is projected to end with around $22 million. This performance will increase the film’s cumulative domestic total to over $80 million by Sunday, potentially setting it up for a $100 million-plus domestic conclusion. However, the movie’s unique “pay it forward” ticketing strategy, where affluent individuals purchase bulk tickets for those unable to afford them, raises questions about its viewership. Despite this tactic enhancing box office statistics, there have been reports of screenings in empty theaters.
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Dropping to the third position after launching at the top of the domestic chart last week, Insidious: The Red Door earned $4 million on Friday and is set to accrue around $13 million in its second weekend. By Sunday, the film’s total domestic revenue is expected to reach just under $60 million — a respectable figure for the fifth installment of a long-standing horror series. The fourth and fifth spots were occupied by two underperforming Disney movies. Dial of Destiny gathered $3.3 million on Friday, while Pixar’s Elemental capitalized on a lack of competitors in the children’s segment and pulled in $2.6 million on its fifth Friday. So far, Dial of Destiny has garnered $136 million at the domestic box office, with Elemental trailing slightly behind at just under $120 million.
For more insights into Dead Reckoning Part One, check out our interview with director Christopher McQuarrie here, and keep an eye on FilmSweep for further updates.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One box office performance
How much did Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One make in its debut weekend?
Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One generated $23 million ahead of its debut weekend. After adding $16 million on Friday, the film is projected to gather a total of $78 million across its five-day opening.
How does the performance of Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One compare to Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny?
The opening of Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One is slightly lower than that of Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny, which earned $83 million in its five-day debut. However, Dead Reckoning is expected to perform better internationally and in the coming weeks due to favorable audience and critic reviews.
What is the expected global earning for Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One by Sunday?
Dead Reckoning Part One is anticipated to amass around $240 million globally by Sunday.
What is the current Rotten Tomatoes score for Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One?
The film currently holds a “fresh” rating of 96% on the review aggregator website, Rotten Tomatoes.
What is the unusual “pay it forward” ticketing strategy used by Sound of Freedom?
The “pay it forward” ticketing strategy is a unique approach where wealthy individuals purchase bulk movie tickets for those who can’t afford them. This strategy has inflated Sound of Freedom’s box office numbers, although there have been reports of the film playing to empty theaters.
Which film took the third position in the domestic chart after debuting at the top the previous week?
The film Insidious: The Red Door slipped to the third position in the domestic chart after debuting at the top the previous week. It earned $4 million on Friday and is expected to accumulate around $13 million in its second weekend.
More about Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One box office performance
- Mission: Impossible — Dead Reckoning Part One Official Site
- Rotten Tomatoes Review of Mission: Impossible — Dead Reckoning Part One
- Box Office Mojo for current box office data
- FilmSweep Review of Mission: Impossible — Dead Reckoning Part One
- Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny Official Site
- Sound of Freedom Official Site
- Insidious: The Red Door Official Site