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Box Office Top 20: New ‘Mission: Impossible’ hits No. 1

July 31, 2018
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This image released by Paramount Pictures shows Tom Cruise in a scene from "Mission: Impossible - Fallout." (Chiabella James/Paramount Pictures and Skydance via AP)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Mission: Impossible — Fallout” fired on all cylinders at the box office this weekend and not only came out on the top of the charts but also scored a franchise-best opening.

The sixth film in the series grossed $61.2 million in its first weekend in theaters, which is also one of star Tom Cruise’s best launches.

The jukebox musical “Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again” came in second place with $15.1 million, while “The Equalizer 2″ took the third spot with $14 million. Both films were in their second weekend.

Next was “Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation” with $12.3 million in its third week in theaters. The weekend’s other opener, the animated “Teen Titans Go! To the Movies,” opened in fifth with $10.4 million. The Warner Bros. film cost $10.5 million to make.

The top 20 movies at U.S. and Canadian theaters Friday through Sunday, followed by distribution studio, gross, number of theater locations, average receipts per location, total gross and number of weeks in release, as compiled Monday by comScore:

1. “Mission: Impossible — Fallout,” Paramount, $61,236,534, 4,386 locations, $13,962 average, $61,236,534, 1 week.

2. “Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again,” Universal, $15,100,095, 3,514 locations, $4,297 average, $70,524,620, 2 weeks.

3. “The Equalizer 2,” Sony, $14,020,017, 3,388 locations, $4,138 average, $64,251,362, 2 weeks.

4. “Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation,” Sony, $12,253,640, 4,005 locations, $3,060 average, $119,177,141, 3 weeks.

5. “Teen Titans Go! To the Movies,” Warner Bros., $10,411,189, 3,188 locations, $3,266 average, $10,411,189, 1 week.

6. “Ant-Man and The Wasp,” Disney, $8,766,100, 3,013 locations, $2,909 average, $183,490,227, 4 weeks.

7. “Incredibles 2,” Disney, $7,257,113, 2,616 locations, $2,774 average, $572,880,761, 7 weeks.

8. “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom,” Universal, $6,729,735, 2,685 locations, $2,506 average, $397,508,235, 6 weeks.

9. “Skyscraper,” Universal, $5,341,455, 2,773 locations, $1,926 average, $59,091,215, 3 weeks.

10. “The First Purge,” Universal, $2,215,400, 1,400 locations, $1,582 average, $65,469,275, 4 weeks.

11. “Unfriended: Dark Web,” OTL Releasing, $1,470,910, 1,547 locations, $951 average, $7,364,340, 2 weeks.

12. “Sorry To Bother You,” Annapurna Pictures, $1,373,791, 802 locations, $1,713 average, $13,275,212, 4 weeks.

13. “Blindspotting,” Lionsgate, $1,281,548, 523 locations, $2,450 average, $1,750,532, 2 weeks.

14. “Eighth Grade,” A24, $1,269,046, 158 locations, $8,032 average, $2,917,883, 3 weeks.

15. “Three Identical Strangers,” Neon Rated, $1,196,412, 433 locations, $2,763 average, $6,696,733, 5 weeks.

16. “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?,” Focus Features, $704,445, 464 locations, $1,518 average, $20,048,382, 8 weeks.

17. “Sicario: Day of The Soldado,” Sony, $675,691, 574 locations, $1,177 average, $48,726,565, 5 weeks.

18. “Ocean’s 8,” Warner Bros., $635,839, 518 locations, $1,227 average, $137,293,754, 8 weeks.

19. “Uncle Drew,” Lionsgate, $483,789, 532 locations, $909 average, $41,375,460, 5 weeks.

20. “Leave No Trace,” Bleecker Street, $470,622, 291 locations, $1,617 average, $4,647,620, 5 weeks.

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Universal and Focus are owned by NBC Universal, a unit of Comcast Corp.; Sony, Columbia, Sony Screen Gems and Sony Pictures Classics are units of Sony Corp.; Paramount is owned by Viacom Inc.; Disney, Pixar and Marvel are owned by The Walt Disney Co.; Miramax is owned by Filmyard Holdings LLC; 20th Century Fox and Fox Searchlight are owned by 21st Century Fox; Warner Bros. and New Line are units of Time Warner Inc.; MGM is owned by a group of former creditors including Highland Capital, Anchorage Advisors and Carl Icahn; Lionsgate is owned by Lions Gate Entertainment Corp.; IFC is owned by AMC Networks Inc.; Rogue is owned by Relativity Media LLC.

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