|May 21, 1996||Mission: Impossible||$80,000,000||$45,436,830||$180,981,886||$457,697,994|
|May 24, 2000||Mission: Impossible 2||$120,000,000||$57,845,297||$215,409,889||$549,588,516|
|May 5, 2006||Mission: Impossible III||$150,000,000||$47,743,273||$133,501,348||$397,501,348|
|Dec 16, 2011||Mission: Impossible—Ghost Protocol||$145,000,000||$12,785,204||$209,397,903||$694,713,230||Play|
|Jul 31, 2015||Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation||$150,000,000||$55,520,089||$195,042,377||$700,868,363||Play|
|Dec 31, 2018||Mission: Impossible 6||$0||$0|
Box Office History for Mission: Impossible Movies
|Oct 30, 2006||Mission: Impossible III||$49,918,230||$1,451,075||$51,369,305|
|Apr 17, 2012||Mission: Impossible—Ghost Protocol||$24,437,165||$21,197,060||$45,634,225|
|Nov 17, 2015||Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation||$10,150,773||$15,892,362||$26,043,135|
December 14th, 2015
It is a strange week on the home market, as there are four first-run releases coming out, all of which were sequels. That's a lot. However, only one of them wasn't a box office disappointment, Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation. Additionally, there's very little depth here. On the plus side, it did give me an excuse to talk about some good releases that might otherwise have fallen between the cracks, like the Top Spin DVD. That said, the Rogue Nation Blu-ray Combo Pack is the Pick of the Week.
September 23rd, 2015
The Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials rose to first place with $43.3 million in 67 markets over the weekend for a total of $78.0 million internationally and $108.3 million worldwide. The film's biggest opening came from South Korea, but it only managed second place there with $5.66 million on 804 screens over the weekend for a total opening of $7.20 million. On the other hand, the film dominated the Russian box office with $4.19 million on 2,328 screens. The original movie opened stronger in Russia, but The Scorch Trials performed better in its opening in South Korea. Given these results, it is still too soon to tell how well this film will do compared to its predecessor. That said, it already has more worldwide than it cost to make. In fact, it almost has enough worldwide to pay for its entire production budget. Its advertising budget would have to be much larger than expected for it to not break even sooner rather than later.
September 17th, 2015
Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation rocketed up the chart into first place with $91.3 million in 63 markets over the weekend... sort of. This includes $86.42 million during the film's six-day opening in China. Its three-day weekend number is a lot smaller than that, but still enough for first place. Overall, the film now has $424.8 million internationally and $612.9 million worldwide. It became only the second film in the franchise to reach the $600 million mark worldwide. This is more than enough to break even, so it should come as no surprise that there's another installment in the works.
September 3rd, 2015
Terminator Genisys remained in first place with $23.6 million in 26 markets over the weekend for totals of $320.1 million internationally and $409.5 million worldwide. In China, the film pulled in $23.4 million over the weekend for an eight-day total of $85.15 million in that market. It is going to hit the century mark in that market, while its overall worldwide number is high enough to break even.
August 25th, 2015
It was an ugly weekend, for the most part. Straight Outta Compton fell about as fast as expected, but that was more than enough to dominate the new releases and push it past an important milestone. On the other hand, the biggest new release, Sinister 2, only managed third place, while the less said about Hitman: Agent 47 and American Ultra, the better. Overall, the box office fell 27% to $107 million. Like I said on Friday, summer is most definitely over. Worse still, this figure is 7.3% lower than the same weekend last year. Had all three new releases matched expectations, the box office would have practically matched last year's pace. Year-to-date, 2015 has pulled in $7.26 billion, which is 5.3% head of 2014's running tally of $6.90 billion.
August 14th, 2015
It appears summer is over, but a strong showing from Straight Outta Compton and The Man From U.N.C.L.E. could mitigate that decline. Both are earning good reviews, which is unusual for this time of year. On the other hand, it is late in August, so neither are expected to be monster hits. Straight Outta Compton has a chance to turn its amazing reviews into long legs, so it could be a surprise $100 million hit. Even so, it won't open explosively. This weekend last year, the best new release was Let's Be Cops, which only managed $17.81 million. I think both new releases will top that by a serious margin. However, the best results from this weekend last year were Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Guardians of the Galaxy. I think 2014 has an advantage over 2015 in the year-over-year comparison, but I think things will be closer than they were the past two weeks.
August 13th, 2015
Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation expanded over the weekend and saw its weekend haul grow, but by a tiny amount. It pulled in $65.5 million in 59 markets over the weekend for totals of $156.7 million internationally and $264.5 million worldwide. The film earned first place in a trio of major markets, led by Russia where it made $4.07 million on 1,125 screens. It also debuted in Germany ($2.84 million on 612) and Spain ($1.73 million on 603). On the other hand, it had to settle for second place in Japan with $4.60 million on 600 screens over the weekend for a total opening of $6.07 million. Jurassic World earned first place in Japan, so that's hardly a poor opening. Its biggest market overall was South Korea, where it made $6.57 million on 818 screens over the weekend for a two-week total of $31.99 million. The film is below average for the franchise so far, but that's still enough to break even and justify yet another installment.
August 11th, 2015
Despite what conventional wisdom was predicting, Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation remained in first place, as Fantastic Four missed even our low expectations. The Gift also did well, but the other two wide releases opened on the low end of expectations. Overall, the box office fell 8.3% from last weekend down to $132 million, so according to that number, it is safe to say summer is fading fast. Worse still, compared to last year, the box office was 29% lower, which is terrible and a clear sign that summer is already over. Granted, 2015 still has a solid lead over 2014, at $6.88 billion to $6.51 billion. A lead of 5.7% at this time of year is great and it would take an epic collapse for that to disappear anytime soon. I don't think 2015 will bounce back and start padding its lead any time soon, but I also don't think it will have 29% deficits week after week either.
August 8th, 2015
I was significantly less optimistic than most box office analysts were when it came to the weekend predictions. While most predicted Fantastic Four would earn just over $40 million over the weekend, I assumed the film will struggle so much that it was just a matter of time before it was given back to Marvel Studios. Despite my pessimism, I appear to have been too optimistic.
August 4th, 2015
Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation matched expectations close enough to call it a victory. Meanwhile, Vacation came within 10% of Friday's predictions, but unfortunately, we weren't predicting box office success, so that's not a good thing. With the holdovers slumping as summer ends, the overall box office dipped 3.2% from last weekend. That's not the problem. The problem is the 21% drop-off from the same weekend last year. Granted, Guardians of the Galaxy broke records when it opened this weekend last year, but a 21% drop-off is still troublesome. 2015 still leads 2014 by a substantial margin at $6.67 billion to $6.25 billion, so unless 2015 really crashes, it will still have a lead going into the winter holidays.
August 2nd, 2015
Mission: Impossible—Rogue Nation will comfortably win the weekend at the box office, with Paramount projecting a total of $56 million on Sunday morning. That’s a very respectable performance by any measure, although it falls short of the franchise record, which was set by Mission: Impossible 2 15 years ago. It’s early days yet, but the prospects of another franchise chapter making around $200 million seem good, based on the excellent reviews this outing has been receiving. Overseas business is reportedly very good so far, although we don’t yet have any official figures.
July 30th, 2015
Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation shouldn't have any trouble earning first place over the weekend. In fact, it should make more than the rest of the top five combined. On the downside, its real competition isn't the other films in theaters, but Guardians of the Galaxy, which set the August weekend box office record when it opened this weekend last year. Rogue Nation could have a record-opening for the franchise and still not come close to Guardians of the Galaxy. The only other new wide release of the week is Vacation, which started on Wednesday. Its reviews are terrible and its box office chances are not much better. Since nothing will top Guardians of the Galaxy's record-breaking opening, it seems 2015 will end the month on a losing note. Hopefully this is just a momentary hiccup and not an omen for how the rest of the summer will go.
July 1st, 2015
June was a much better month than expected due to two films, Jurassic World and Inside Out. Had those two films merely matched expectations, then 2015 would have likely fallen behind 2014. As for this coming month, there are five weekends in July and each week there is at least one film with the potential to reach $100 million. Most weeks there are two films that at least have a shot at getting to the century mark. The biggest hit of the month will likely be Minions, which has already opened in several international markets and it's ahead of Despicable Me 2 at the same point. That film made more than $300 million and nearly $1 billion worldwide, so any growth would be fantastic. There are also a number of potential $200 million films, led by Ant-man. Ant-man is the latest release in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, a franchise that has averaged $300 million domestically over eleven films and all of the past six films have reached at least $200 million. I'm not saying this one is guaranteed to do the same, but you can't dismiss that possibility. Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation and Pixels have smaller chances to get to $200 million, but you have to at least entertain the possibility. Additionally, last July was a lot weaker than this July looks to be, so 2015 should win in the year-over-year comparison most weeks. Or I might have let the box office success of June cloud my judgment. We will soon find out.
June 23rd, 2015
As I've mentioned countless times in the past, the summer is the worst time of year for the home market. Outside of an occasional spring hit, there's very little worth talking about. It's much too late for last year's holiday hits, it's much too early for the summer blockbusters, and there are not even a lot of TV on DVD releases to pick up the slack. However, as bad as the average is, this week is much, much worse. There are no first-run releases of note. There's no real limited releases, TV on DVD releases, or classics coming out either. I had nothing to review this week. The top contender for Pick of the Week is Ex Machina, which is only coming out on Video on Demand. It's that slow on the home market. The other two contenders are Lupin the Third: The Castle of Cagliostro on Blu-ray and Timbuktu on Blu-ray.
May 5th, 2013
During the holiday season of 2011, Tom Cruise starred in Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol. I thought it was arguably the best action movie of the year and it became the stars biggest hit globally and his best domestic hit in a decade (not counting a cameo in Goldmember). A year later, Jack Reacher opened with barely a fraction of the buzz. I was one of the most Bullish analysts and I was only predicting $75 million. The film did pull in $80 million domestically, which is better than expected, but nothing compared to MI:IV. Is it really that much weaker? Or did it struggle in comparison, because it wasn't part of a popular franchise.
Note: This list contains actors which appear in at least 2 movies of the franchise.
|Tom Cruise||6||Ethan Hunt||$2,800,369,451||$9,253,994,805||30.3%|
|Ving Rhames||4||Luther Stickell||$2,105,656,221||$4,152,903,734||50.7%|
|Simon Pegg||3||Benju Dunn||$1,793,082,941||$7,182,526,665||25.0%|
|Jeremy Renner||2||William Brandt||$1,395,581,593||$6,765,192,888||20.6%|
Note: This list contains people who contributed to at least 2 movies of the franchise.
|Tom Cruise||6||Producer (6)||$2,800,369,451||$4,042,713,156||69.3%|
|Bruce Geller||5||Based on the Television series created by Bruce Geller. (5)||$2,800,369,451||$2,800,369,451||100.0%|
Executive Producer (1)
Executive Producer (1)
|Tommy Gormley||3||Assistant Director (3)||$1,793,082,941||$6,957,785,546||25.8%|
|Andy Nelson||3||Re-recording Mixer (3)||$1,641,803,094||$20,166,969,617||8.1%|
Story Creator (1)
|Robert Towne||2||Screenwriter (2)||$1,007,286,510||$1,436,040,749||70.1%|
|Bryan Burk||2||Producer (2)||$1,395,581,593||$4,519,209,197||30.9%|
|Paula Wagner||2||Producer (2)||$855,199,342||$2,604,286,614||32.8%|
|Paul Hitchcock||2||Executive Producer (2)||$1,007,286,510||$1,316,698,185||76.5%|
|Robert Elswit||2||Cinematographer (2)||$1,395,581,593||$2,998,514,637||46.5%|
|Paul Hirsch||2||Editor (2)||$1,152,411,224||$3,313,192,932||34.8%|
|Michael Giacchino||2||Composer (2)||$1,092,214,578||$10,235,014,065||10.7%|
|Jim Bissell||2||Production Designer (2)||$1,395,581,593||$2,081,942,086||67.0%|
Assistant Director (1)
|Richard Yuricich||2||Visual Effects Supervisor (2)||$1,007,286,510||$1,620,732,128||62.2%|
|Eric Schwab||2||Second Unit Director (2)||$855,199,342||$1,178,425,172||72.6%|
|John Knoll||2||Visual Effects Supervisor (2)||$1,152,411,224||$8,291,111,916||13.9%|
|Dan Dorrance||2||Supervising Art Director (2)||$947,089,864||$1,210,507,777||78.2%|
Re-recording Mixer (2)
Sound Designer (1)
|Kevin Kavanaugh||2||Art Director (2)||$947,089,864||$4,546,322,284||20.8%|
Second Unit Director (1)
Second Unit Camera (1)
|Anna Behlmer||2||Re-recording Mixer (2)||$947,089,864||$11,026,745,981||8.6%|
|Scott Wolf||2||Sound Editor (2)||$947,089,864||$1,620,884,938||58.4%|
Sound Editor (1)
Sound Designer (1)
|Susan Kurtz||2||Dialogue Editor (2)||$947,089,864||$2,202,972,178||43.0%|
|April Webster||2||Casting (2)||$1,092,214,578||$5,657,841,662||19.3%|